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Retro Poodle Trims: Seven Styles – One Dog (Part 5 of 6-Part Series: Old Lamb Style Trim)

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8 minutes, 20 seconds



Join award winning pet stylist, Karen Tucker as she takes you back to the Poodle patterns that were popular 20 years ago – or more! The Dutch, The Town & Country, The Sweetheart, and The original Lamb Trim. Setting the pattern lines on some of these older styles is a lost art. Today we still some of the trims but in modern and stylish versions. Karen shows you how to do a modern day Puppy Trim, Lamb Trim, and the Miami Trim (also known as the Clown Cut, Bracelet Trim, or Bikini Cut) – all on the same dog!

Karen grooms one Miniature Poodle for this lesson, doing it seven different ways. For all the styles, the face, feet, and tail styles are optional. Karen has pre-groomed these areas prior to starting this lesson. Karen has chosen to do Poodle feet with a clean face and a pom-pom on the tail.

She kicks off the lesson with the longest trim style, the Puppy Trim. Through the lessons, she works down to the shortest haircut, the Miami Trim. As she sculpts the coat, she highlights the differences between patterns in each section. While she’s trimming, she shows you how to place the pattern lines and which blades work best to set off the hairstyle.

Today, everything is retro. The great thing about Poodles is they can pull off any type of haircut. Some of these Poodle haircuts have fallen out of favor but who knows – they may just come back in style!

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • the differences between pattern styles.
  • the common elements of the haircuts.
  • how to set the pattern lines.
  • what to do if you make a mistake on your pattern lines.
  • how to set the bracelets on the Miami Trim.

Karen Tucker

Certifications: NCMG

Karen Tucker, NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) was the #1 ranked stylists in the country in 2006 with GroomTeam USA. She has been in the Top 10 ranked stylists in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 with GroomTeam USA.

Karen has represented the United States in World Team Competitions multiple times. She has competed extensively in this country and abroad competition as a top level professional pet stylist.

Karen also breeds and exhibits Miniature Poodles. Karen owns Wag'N Splash, a high level grooming salon in central Florida.

Karen is available for private training. Please contact her for cost and availability - 407.830.6655 or


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