Let’s be frank. Your business runs on shampoo, and “Tub Time” is the most critical phase of the grooming process. There are so many brands, products and smells…Where do you start? The liquid products you choose can definitely make or break your success. Learn what key ingredients to look for, understand pH, bust the myths behind dilution rates, conditioners, whiteners, deodorizers, facial washes and more. Most importantly you’ll learn the science-based facts and references for getting the best results with less inventory, less effort and less expense!
Not just another buzz word, ergonomics is an applied science focused on our tools & workspaces working with us instead of against us. This seminar will explain ergonomics and demystify it as it relates to grooming; including tools, posture and stretches designed to keep you healthy and pain free.
Want to do something extraordinary and out of this world for your clients? Want to try something excitingly new and colorful, and out of the box? Milena will help you gain confidence and mastery over the airbrush, a complex tool with numerous ways of use. Learn the importance of choosing the right equipment for each design and understanding on how to create simple or broad lines, to adding a single perfect rose or airbrush an entire bouquet of flowers. Let your imagination go wild, and let’s airbrush!
Somewhere between a show trim and a shave down is what we do every day. We all want to be creative and do those big beautiful trims on clients’ pets, but it’s not always practical. Cheryl will review how to determine what is an appropriate trim for each pet, what is a good maintenance length for the client and pet, and discuss the infamous Puppy Cut and what it means to clients. There will be before and after photos and live demos.
First impressions are everything in the art of grooming. The first thing your client should see when the dog is groomed is a great expression. In this seminar, Jay will take you through the grooming steps of different head styles. You will learn breed specific techniques as well as different head style options. This seminar is for those groomers who want to fine tune their techniques to wow their clients immediately upon seeing their dog. Not all drop coats should have the same head!
Time is money! In this demonstration Michell will show you her step by step process with attachment combs that will revolutionize your grooming. You will be able to create fabulous styles and make money too! “The Evans Method” will change the way you groom forever. You will be able to create more beautiful and more expensive grooms for your clients in nearly the same amount of time!
In this segment Michell Evans will demonstrate on a drop coated dog and explain how the 8 rules of an Asian Freestyle head are applied. She will demonstrate and/or discuss the many options for the body and legs. Michell will also demonstrate how to use the dog’s own features to choose a style that is the most “Asian” for that dog. Plus, she will demonstrate how to accomplish a perfect topknot!
Are your poodles looking plain? Anne will share her tricks to add pop to poodle trims. With years of competing, she has taken her knowledge and transferred it to her pet clients. Learn how to set lines, scissor and bring your poodle trims to the next level!
Michael will demonstrate safe and productive handling while teaching safe guards, and proper use of tools. Knowing the correct handling of kitties will not only brighten your day but will also add a large revenue stream to the groomers that are weary to groom them due to handling concern.
This seminar will cover efficiency, booking software, texting transcripts for customer interactions, client contacts, policies, merchant services, pricing, urban and suburban mobile grooming.
The Right tools and tips for left handed grooming Are you a lefty? A southpaw? Do you have trouble with finding the right tools, figuring your way around grooming techniques and feel “left out” sometimes? Come join us for this exclusive gathering of lefty groomers while we embrace our uniqueness, speak about our struggles and accomplishments and learn about what makes us a remarkable group of people.
Most dog bites are actually our fault - not the dogs. Learn exactly what you need to do to create good interactions with dogs that encourage positive encounters and keep all those pointy teeth off you. Fern will show you how to recognize the warning signs and set up the situation so that dogs don't get into a position they shouldn't be in.
What happens when a dog kicks your clippers off your table and the tab on the 5 in 1 breaks off? Duct tape it of course! House-call groomer turned MacGuiver, Laura Hearn, gives you "life hacks" (three second fix-its) for everyday situations that you may encounter that will either make your grooming life easier or allow you to move forward with your day when nothing goes as planned.
Top competitor and Groomteam USA member Mackensie has spent her entire career in a salon doing your everyday pet trims. Over the years she has figured out how to cut down time using snap on combs. She will show you all the tricks she’s picked up along the way to make your everyday grooming easier and quicker with snap on combs.
In this seminar Susan will discuss diets that you or your client can feed to their dog. She will explain what to look for and what to avoid and where the source of your pet food comes from. Susan states that “it is all about how to keep the pet’s diet as biologically appropriate as possible in our modern world of pets.”