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Intergroom Events

Style and Couture Runway Walk

Saturday Evening 8pm

This class is designed to underscore the beauty of a simple abstract design, beautifully sculpted, and devoid of props costumes, accessories, etc. Minimal color, if any, is permitted. We are looking for stunning quality and artistry which would be appropriate for a client’s dog and can be reproduced in one day. Competitor’s attire should not detract from or overpower the groom; it can be complementary or an extension of the design. Before each presentation, the emcee will briefly interview the Competitors for biographical information and design explanation. Runway music will be provided by the show producer. Entries used for this class must be groomed prior to competition. Any Purebred or Mixed Breed dog, as well as cat, may be used. If using an entry from a previous class, Competitor must make a distinguishable difference in the design.

Saturday Evening following The Style and Couture Runway Walk

Intergroom's 2018 6th annual lip sync contest is Saturday, April 14th at 8pm to midnight. Esteemed panel of judges; Delise Knight, Chelsey Hall and Chuck Simons. Sponsored by Bardel Bows, Groomers Helper and GroomerTV. Entries will be limited so email info@barkleigh.com.

This Year we will be Honoring Christine De Filippo who is retiring from Intergroom.

Christine DeFilippoChristine De Filippo, a successful grooming salon owner from Dedham, Massachusetts, became a partner of Intergroom with industry icon Shirlee Kalstone in 1998 and became full owner in 2000. Christine seemed like the perfect fit for this event as she had a close relationship with Kalstone and has been attending the show since the inaugural show in 1980. Not only did Christine keep the personality of the event the same, but she also brought the show to new heights. She was one of - if not the first - to move this type of show to a major convention center so more groomers could experience the education, competition, and trade show. Christine also added an elegant flare to the event with red carpeted isles and color-coordinated decor throughout the show, entitling it the red carpet show. DeFilippo wanted to change the perception that the general public had about pet groomers and tried to build a luxurious, grand event to honor them and make them feel great. In 2017 Christine sold Intergroom to Joey Villani and the World Dog Entertainment company where they continue to follow the exceptional format that De Filippo laid out.

Thank you, Christine for your support and innovative vision that you offer to the Grooming industry. You truly are an industry icon yourself.