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Part 4: Grooming the Bichon Mix in a Modified Bichon Trim: Head & Finish (4 of 5)

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14 minutes, 24 seconds



This is a highly stylized trim that’s appealing and easy to achieve. Lindsey shows you step-by-step how to set this modified Bichon pattern with a clipper. The longer snap-on comb leaves a plush finish that can easily be blended into a fuller leg. As Lindsey works over the dog, she gives you great hints for how to bring out the best features of the Bichon while hiding faults. She discusses how to establish reference points aiding in setting the pattern consistently every time. The short ear style is a stand-out feature on this dog. It’s cute. It’s appealing. Amazingly, the short ear style was developed to ward off a health issues on this dog! Find out how and why Lindsey created this custom trim for this client.

This lesson is packed so full of great information, that we have broken it into a double feature. PLUS! We’ve broken those lessons into small, bite-sized chunks. The entire lesson runs just over an hour, but if you don’t have an hour to spare in one sitting, you can watch it chunk-by-chunk. {br}In this video series, Styling the Head Styling and Finish Detail Work, you will learn:

  • How to clip the ear.
  • How to brighten the expression of the dog.
  • How to bevel the visor.
  • How to shape the jawline.
  • How NOT to get a pinched look with the head.

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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