Creating a Care Bear Inspired design: Cheer Bear
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Angela Kumpe is a top creative pet stylist. Many creative groomers pull their inspiration from children’s comic characters. That’s where this fun concept came from. Angela’s concept for this creative design came from the Care Bear series. Cheer Bear is the pink bear with a rainbow on her belly.
The dog she uses in this lesson was equally inspiring. This little poodle mix is a very easy going little dog that spends the majority of her time on her back looking for belly rubs. This is the perfect creative design for her. Plus, she’s perfect to groom. As you watch Angela apply the rainbow on her chest, this little pooch is so relaxed for the grooming process, she’s falling asleep!
In this lesson Angela give you all the details you need to create this design. She talks about the types of dyes she uses that are safe for the pet. She demonstrates how to apply the color. What is the best order to apply the color. How to keep the colors from smearing into other areas of the coat. How to apply the pink dye safely around the eyes and muzzle of the pet. Once this adorable little dog is bathed and dried, Angela shows you how to enhance areas that might be a bit light with the semi-permanent color.
When we were not filming, this little dog spent her time at a luxury pet resort. She was a huge hit with the staff and clients. Needless to say, she spent a large portion of her time in the staff’s arms, upside down _ showing off her rainbow and soaking up all the attention!
In this video you will learn:
• What type of dog works best for this creative design
• What brands of dye work the best
• How to apply the color to the coat
• Safety precautions to use so the colors do not smear
• How to enhance the design once the dog it bathed and fluffed
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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