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Short Creative Bits – Shimmer Gel, Hair Crayons & Eyelashes (Part 2 of 3-Part Series: Hair Crayons)

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Video DescriptionAbout Angela Kumpe


8 minutes, 48 seconds



Angela Kumpe is a top creative pet stylist who shares her creative spirit across the country. She’s busy at trades shows speaking about creative styling, working her booth selling creative products, and competing in creative grooming classes.

When she’s not traveling, you’ll find Angela in her shop just outside Little Rock, Arkansas or out in her community with her mobile unit grooming every day pets. She might use a bit more color in her work, but her clients are just like yours and mine! They are everyday folks who love their pets – and many of them embracing Angela’s creativity.

Whenever Angela can find a free moment, she’s testing new creative products. Angela is always discovering new ways to bring safe and fun color options to pets. Many of them are super easy to apply, like the three items we get to feature in this lesson!

In Part 1, Angela demonstrates how to work with shimmer gel. This is a new temporary product that washes out easily yet won’t easily rub off after it’s been applied. Angela shows you how easy it is to work with using stencils and free-hand application. She also gives super advice on how to introduce it to your clientele.

Next, she works with colored hair crayons. These are so easy to work with, they are now her ‘go-to’ coloring tool for quick and easy applications.

Finally, Angela shows that false eye lashes aren’t just for humans. They require a few tricks to make them safe AND stay in place! Angela shows you how to apply this fun accessory to your finished grooming product. It doesn’t matter what type of dog – big and small – they look charming on them all!

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • which everyday item removes shimmer gel when added to the shampoo.
  • how to market add on color options to your pet clientele.
  • why this product has become the shop favorite.
  • what happens when the next door vet office has too many “office cats.”
  • how to apply eyelashes so they are safe for the dog AND will stay in place.

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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