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Part 2: Highly Stylized Pet Trim on a Bichon: Styling the Head (Part 2 of 3)

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Video DescriptionAbout Lindsey Dicken


12 minutes, 11 seconds


Advanced Stylist

Join award winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken gives her own wispy haired Bichon Frise a fun makeover. The haircut is still reminiscent of Bichon styling; however, it has a bit of an Asian flair. The look she is going for is somewhat of an exaggerated cartoon look. To add even more fun, there is still left over color from when this dog was used in a creative demonstration.

Lindsey shows you how to set-up this trim by taking the body tight with clippers. She then skims off the legs with guard combs creating flair towards the feet. She finishes styling the dog with scissors and large blenders. While she is working over the dog she’s always keeping symmetry and balance in mind.

This is a fun trim that is easy to execute on a wide variety of dogs. In the pet grooming industry, Asian styling is hot. The premise behind Asian styling is not conservative breed standard trimming. Most of the time there’s a real combination of short and longer sculpted fur.

Lindsey finds this haircut a nice mix between traditional styling and a comic book character look. This particular dog is very fun-loving and silly. Lindsey says this is a style that suits him very well. I’m sure you have many clients in your files with this trim would be suitable as well.

In this video you will learn:

  • how to skim with clippers to save on scissoring.
  • how to trim full, round feet safely.
  • what can be a lifesaver on this type of coat.
  • what trick works well when rounding the head.
  • what blenders are Lindsey’s current favorites.

Lindsey Dicken

Certifications: NCMG

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.

Contact Information
The Fetching Canine
1490 W. St RD 434 - Suite 100 Longwood, FL 32750
SALON Phone: 407-493-5099



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