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Friday Programs

Poodle Shaving Basics

Allison Alexander

You will come away from this seminar with the inspiration and technical know-how to clipper your Poodles with ease and confidence. In addition, you will be able to clip Poodles with minimal equipment and keep them neat and tidy, and learn the equipment needed, clippering basics, how to achieve any desired length, and how to clip the face, belly, body, legs, and feet. We will also discuss finishing touches and how you can take your groom to the next level. These skills are buildable and scalable!

Air Art: Blow Your Clients Away

Alyssa Kasiba

An airbrush is a delicate piece of machinery, but with proper maintenance and know-how you can make incredible temporary designs. In this class, Alyssa will teach you care and maintenance and will show you what inks to use. She will also go over how to use stencils and free hand. If you are brand new to airbrush or just looking to improve, this class will have you painting up pups in no time.

AKC Advanced S.A.F.E. Program

Corina Stammworthy

The American Kennel Club recognizes that grooming is important to the overall health, comfort and well-being of pets. Setting the standard in grooming safety to ensure these needs are met for all pets in salon, The AKC is proud to offer the Safety in Salons Certification Program to groomers and salons.

As reputable and quality pet care professionals, groomers should consider the safety and welfare of the pets entrusted to their care. The Safety in Salon course will review best practices focusing on pet care, health, and safety. Topics covered include accident avoidance, disease awareness, and sanitation.

This course builds off the AKC Safety in the Salon curriculum and it is required as a prerequisite before taking this class. This follow up course will cover more advanced topics in sanitation, emergency preparation, and salon best practices.

Super Styling Everyday Dogs

Jay Scruggs

Jay has collaborated for many years teaching seminars all over the world, and now virtually with the Super Styling Sessions app. Spend the day with Jay as he give valuable tips for prepping, grooming, and finishing those everyday shop dogs. He will demonstrate achievable pet trims on a few different common shop and mixed breeds during this four-hour seminar.

Jay will use several tools in their grooming toolbox to highlight breed profiles and simple pet trims that will keep your clientele in easy-to-maintain trims with some flair. “This seminar will focus on adding personality to an average-looking dog,” says Jay. “We will show how to balance the head in with the rest of the body and how to set the length with clippers to cut out a lot of scissoring. This will help save time with the finishing process.”

Keeping breed profile on pet trims is all about achieving a natural finish with snap-on combs and finishing with thinning shears. Blending the body and not leaving defined lines in the coat is easy to achieve when you use the right techniques. Some coat types that come in the shop everyday can be unforgiving, Jay will share their secrets and tips to get a nice, stylish finish every time. Your clients will never be happier once you implement these Super Styling secrets to your everyday trims!