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Friday Programs

All About Bathing Systems and HV Dryers

Dave Campanella

Having trouble determining which shampoo bather system and methods will work best for you and your business? In the first hour of this two-part seminar, you’ll learn the science and workflow process behind each of today’s most popular systems. Discover how to get the most from each system along with many proven tips that will save you time, money and aggravation.

In the second hour, you’ll discover what really matters for enhanced dryer performance. This seminar provides a complete understanding of the “Drying Process” backed by science and proven secrets of the trade, as well as what to look for in a new dryer and simple maintenance tips. This two-part seminar is a fresh perspective and “must see” for any salon owner, mobile business or start-up!

Adding Pizzazz to Your Pet Poodle Trims

Mackensie Murphy & Anne Francis

Are your poodles looking plain? Anne and Mackensie will share their tricks to add pop to poodle trims. With years of competing, they have taken their knowledge and transferred it to their pet clients. Learn how to set lines, scissor and bring your poodle trims to the next level!

Science of Skin

Dr. Cliff Faver

Are you frustrated with all of the skin problems that you see on an everyday basis? Do you feel like the standard veterinary treatments are not accomplishing the results they are supposed to? Do you want to help your clients’ pets get better but you don’t know how? This is the series for you. Put the “why” in what you do!

The Science of Skin is a four-part lecture series that builds on concepts. It is very important to attend all four lectures to get the most out of this series so that you can have a complete understanding of the “why” in what you do, or should be doing, in your care of the hair and skin of our pets. This is taught by a veterinarian from a scientific perspective but will be taught at a level even the beginner will benefit from.

Hour 1) World of Hair and Skin

The first session will cover the basic anatomy and skin cycle so you have a clear understanding of why problems occur, why dogs itch, why hair doesn’t grow back readily in some breeds, why the color changes as the dog ages, and why our products often don’t work. Learn what role nutrition truly plays in the health of our skin.

Hour 2) Not All Hair is Created Equal

In the second session, we will cover why there is not a “one size fits all” shampoo and conditioner, why you should not shave down certain coat types, why conditioners are important for the health of the coat, and what types work for which coat type.

Hour 3) Skin Issues: When Things Go Wrong

In the third session, you will learn some of the reasons why skin issues occur and what the veterinary and groomer roles are in addressing these conditions. Learn why we even make some of them worse. Get a better understanding of what you are able to restore to normal and what we just hope to control.

Hour 4) Sick Skin and How to Deal with It

In the final session, you will learn some of the basic approaches as well as the do’s and do not’s of working with skin cases. The groomers actually play a bigger role in solving many of these cases than they realize by restoring the coat back to its normal state. Learn why we succeed or fail in these endeavors.

It's My Way on the Highway: Mobile Grooming with Judi

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Has opening your own mobile grooming business been more work than you bargained for? It's time to take control of your business and start enjoying life. Learn to navigate the mobile grooming business with lessons in GPS Gadgets, Policies, Procedures, and Scheduling.

Part 1) Gadgets

In this day and age of computers and smart phones, tools like a website, email, texting, and the right software will help your business thrive. Learn how to spend less time on the phone and have plenty of time with your family and friends.

Part 2) Policies and Procedures

As a groomer, you generally know what your clients expect from you, but do they know what you expect from them? A good set of policies and procedures can take out the guesswork and help you build a great business relationship with your clients.

Part 3) Scheduling

Judi’s plan for scheduling and routing will help you optimize your work schedule. No more working weekends. Be home long before dinner. Plan vacations and schedule holidays off. Find the right clients in the right neighborhoods. More grooming + less driving = more money and fewer hours of work. That's what I'm talking about!