How to Create a Stylish Salon Trim with Ease on a Charming Mixed Breed (Part 1 of 4-Part Series: Opening & Blocking the Body)
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For this lesson, Kathy Rose puts this little dog in a super cute haircut. It’s not only appealing, but easy for the owner to care for, too. Trims like this are what bring owners back again and again. They are the bread and butter of every successful salon.
This is a highly detailed lesson. It’s perfect for newer groomers who wants to add style and flair to their work.
Kathy works on the entire dog using typical pet grooming techniques. As she works, she explains everything in great detail – and she’s highly aware of the audience’s view. She shows you how to fix a few typical conformational faults using guard combs, scissors, and blenders. When she is finished, the problems are almost invisible – just what you what. We especially love the sections on the topline, the front legs, and how to trim that super charming head!
You’ve seen Kathy Rose’s work in Groomer to Groomer magazine. She writes a regular column called Bread & Butter Grooming. In this L2GD lesson, Kathy captures the essence of her column on video.
In this lesson, you will learn: •
how to give the illusion of a level topline. •
how to hold shears correctly. •
a trick to deal with extremely crooked legs. •
how to open up the expression of the eyes. •
how to keep the mouth area clean.
A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on Groom Team USA on four consecutive teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.
Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. Kathy serves as Director the International Judges Association, (IJA) and is an IJA judge. She is also an accredited judge for the United Show Managers Alliance (USA) and she is accredited by the European Grooming Association (EGA) for all classes. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nomine for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Her skills have been put on display on Animal Planet’s popular television series “Petsburg USA: where Kathy was featured prominently in their “Mutt Makeover” episodes.
Most recently, Kathy hosted the television event shown on the Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”. Kathy served as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event.
Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and she has written numerous articles related to salon design, as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Publications.
Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award.
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