Asian Fusion on a Powderpuff Chinese Crested (Part 1 of 2)
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Award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken walks you through creating this adorable Asian influenced trim. She uses two iconic stars for influence. Can you guess who or what they are?
As Lindsey explains in the lesson, there are lots of options for this trimming style. Every dog has something unique to play up. To make look cute – even cartoonish – the signature of the Asian styling trend. You need to work with the individual dog.
Lindsey loves this fun style. It’s easy to do and easy for the owners to care for at home. It breaks all the rules of breed profile trimming. But at the same time, there are elements you can pull from and apply. As Lindsey works, she highlights key points making up the Asian style. She disuses a few of the main points in making it so functional for the dog. The owner. And the groomer.
While she demonstrates how to do the trim, she also shares with you what tools, blades, shears and products she’s using to get the look quickly and easily. The overall look of this trim not only cute, but it’s super clean too! That’s a huge bonus for both the stylists and the owner.
In this video you will learn:
- The key elements common to this styling trend
- Why it’s such an easy style to master
- How to trim the muzzle for the classic Asian look
- How to style the ears
- What tools and products to use to create soft curls in the coat
Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer. She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6 of those. Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.
Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country, and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year. She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.
She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 position her very first year. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship. She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, Groom Team USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.
Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons Frises and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.
In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons Frises, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.
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