FREE EXCERPT: Short Creative Bits - Shimmer Gel, Hair Crayons & Eyelashes (Part 1 of 3-Part Series: Shimmer Gels) - 29 minutes
View Part 1: Shimmer Gels
View Part 2: Hair Crayons
View Part 3: Eye Lashes
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.
Experts in this Video
Angela Kumpe is a self-taught pet stylist who has worked professionally for over 17 years in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her career path began the first time she saw a creative design featured on the cover of a grooming magazine.