Trimming a Round Head Style on a Drop Coated Dog
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Runtime:21 minutes, 45 seconds
There are a number of different ways to create a round head style on a dog but the simplest ones for drop coated breeds are done with the aid of a clipper. The length will vary based on client preference and length of body coat. It’s most important that the head be in balance with the body. In this session, Melissa guides the viewer through the steps, in full detail, to get the perfect head – consistently – every time.
In this video you will learn:
- How to create a ‘cookie cutter’ head style every time
- How to set the lines of the head
- How to use a guard comb to set the length
- How to frame the eyes to give a soft, kind expression
- How to identify typical trouble spots and how to fix them
- How to set the jaw line
- How to trim the ears
Melissa Verplank - CMG, has over 30 years’ experience in the pet grooming industry. Her mastery of grooming techniques has won her numerous awards on a national & international level earning her the right to become a team member on GroomTeam USA. She has been the GroomTeam Coordinator and currently sits on the Board of GroomTeam USA. Ms. Verplank is an industry speaker, author, two time Cardinal Crystal Achievement award winner, Barkleigh Honors award winner and contest grooming judge.
During her formative years she ran a fleet of mobile grooming units and a busy grooming salon. In 1992, Verplank founded one of the Midwest's largest and progressive pet styling training centers; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming Inc. in Jenison, Michigan. Ms. Verplank realized the need for quality training and reference materials. To meet that need she created White Dog Enterprises Inc., a business which develops creative learning products for the professional pet stylist. The leading products for this company are Notes From the Grooming Table, The Theory of Five, and core-skill method training videos geared to training professional pet groomers. In 2007 she opened Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa. The resort has become the premier boarding facility in the west Michigan area offering luxury accommodations for boarding, daycare, grooming, and pet training. In 2010, Melissa launched her latest educational business, Learn2GroomDogs.com, an on-line streaming video library of educational material for all levels of professional pet grooming and styling.
Most recently, Melissa has earned the 2016 Barkleigh Honors Award for Book of the Year with the release of the second edition of Notes From the Grooming Table. Her website, Learn2GroomDogs.com also was its third consecutive Barkleigh Honors Award for Website of the Year.