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Airbrushing 101 – Bringing a Creative Design to Life

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48 minutes, 22 seconds



There are lots of ways to utilize an airbrush in a salon on client dogs. Quick, simple little designs can easily be applied to most pets. Angela uses creative styling color and bling to promote her small town salon every day. Creative ‘buzz’ within your community is one of the fastest ways to build a business. People don’t talk about boring companies! Even basic elements of airbrushing can create great PR for a salon when it’s done well.

But when a true creative pet artist gets unleashed – wow! This is the type of design that turns heads everywhere they go. You can be at your own local town parade, dog park or walking down the streets of New York City – people stop and take notice! And the best part, the dogs eat up the attention. They have no idea they are a blue Smurf or they transporting a raccoon on their backs or sporting a fishing lure on their tail!

In this lesson, Angela shows you how to apply color to a full body creative design. She gives you lots of tips on how to apply the color when dealing with technique. She also suggests products you’ll need to use so the coat and color really stand out.

When watching a master at work, they always make it look easy. We know airbrushing is a skill that takes lots of practice. It’s far from easy to master. However, watching Angela work over this dog, she makes it look extremely easy!

In this video you will learn:

  • What type of hairspray you need to use to make the design stand out
  • What shears work the best for creative styling
  • How to apply the color with an airbrush
  • What you can do to vary the intensity of the color
  • How to add depth to your design

Angela Kumpe

Angela Kumpe is a world-renowned speaker, judge, retailer, author and competitor on the creative styling circuit. She is passionate about pets and innovative force in the world of creative pet styling.

Angela is a self-taught pet stylist. She has worked professionally since the mid 90’s in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, she closed her salon, A to focus on her mobile grooming business, Designer Dogs and teach creative pet grooming to aspiring creative pet enthusiasts.
She was fascinated the first time she saw a creative design on the cover of a Groomer to Groomer magazine. In 2001 , she entered her first creative grooming competition and been hooked ever since. She has had countless awards in creative grooming competitions around the country. She has won the Barkleigh Honors Award for Creative Groomer of the Year four times and made the coveted cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine seven times.

Angela is a published author. In 2007 she wrote a one-of-a-kind book, ‘A Creative Collection.’ Her book helps other pet stylists master the art of creative pet styling. In 2013, she published a second book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative’ focusing on creative styling for everyday salon settings.

On her website at A Creative Collection, Angela has products and education material to assist other creative pet professionals. Today you can find Angela and her team attending industry trade shows teaching, competing, and running A Creative Collection booth around the country.

Angela’s creative styling abilities have been featured on several national TV and news programs including; TLC’s Extreme Poodles, Animal Planets Most Extreme, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Today Show. She’s also had numerous articles in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. Angela is also featured with other creative stylists in an amazing documentary called, “Well Groomed.” The film has been featured in numerous film festivals all over the country. Recently, it was purchased by HBO and is set to air sometime in December 2019

Affordable private, hands-on classes are available in Little Rock, Arkansas. Angel also offers hands-on seminars together with creative legends, Adrian Pope and Lori Craig, around the country. To book/host a seminar, contact Angela directly.

You can find more information about creative styling, products and educational events on her website.

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(501) 897-6705


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