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Short Creative Bits Pony Loop Tool & Working with Colored Combs (Part 2 of 2-Part Series: Working with Colored Combs for Temporary Color)

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12 minutes, 25 seconds



Angela Kumpe is a top creative pet stylist. She is always coming up with fresh and unique ways to work with fur. Many of Angela’s ideas are suitable for everyday salon grooming. These are two of them. We have combined both short lessons in this video.

In the first lesson, Angela works with a pony loop tool. These tools are great for dogs that have banded topknots – or any type of banding when you want to add a little flair. The end result is a loose way to keep the hair pulled up and out of the way. You can do it once or do multiple topknots. If you do a succession, it looks something like a French braid – but a lot easier.

In the second lesson, Angela shows you how to work with Colored Combs. These are brand-new on the market. They are perfect for adding a touch of temporary color to the ears of the tail – or anywhere else on the dog where the coat is longer. Our model for this demonstration is a full-coated Shih Tzu. Angela shows you how you can band off the coat and then add the color in no time.

Both of these techniques can quickly and easily be applied in your own salon with the right tools. It’s a fun and easy way to add color to your client’s pet – and a little bit more cash in your pocket.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • which guard works the best to leave the coat fluffy.
  • how to trim the ears for a puppy-ish look.
  • why it is important to start with the feet when it comes to trimming legs.
  • how to bring out the expression in the eyes.
  • what comb works the best to pull out the last little strays on the head.

Angela Kumpe

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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(501) 897-6705


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