A personality trim, like the one demonstrated on Shay, a Pomeranian mixed breed, can provide groomers with an opportunity to exercise their creativity by incorporating elements from various pure-breed styles.
While its breed standard calls for the Tibetan Terrier to be impressively full-coated, pet owners will find that a shorter, more manageable cut is far more practical to maintain and will help avoid matting.
A haircut that can be completed quickly and easily, yet still offers groomers the flexibility to adjust to clients’ preferences, will provide a great competitive advantage.
Reilly the Toy Poodle represents a great example of how professional groomers can bring a little personality to a breed commonly seen in the salon.
Hand-stripping coarse-coated Giant Schnauzers like Brutus can be a great way for professional groomers to set themselves apart from the competition and earn some extra cash.
To produce a nice finish on Cockapoos that have a straighter coat with a bit of a wave, groomers can use thinning shears to blend any choppy marks.
A combination of hand stripping, clipping and thinning can produce a great pet cut for Irish Terriers.
While it maintains some of the traits of a show cut, a relatively short pet trim can be a great easy-maintenance option for a grooming salon’s Wheaten Terrier clients.
Depending on their preferences, some grooming salon clients may opt to have their Rough-Coated Jack Russell Terrier’s coat clipped instead of hand stripped.
The Miami trim can be a great option for clients who want to give their dogs a low-maintenance coat, while maintaining the classic Poodle look.
A Miniature Poodle puppy’s first visit to the salon is a great opportunity to begin getting both the pet and its owner acquainted with the grooming process.
Grooming mixed-breed dogs like Ginger can be a challenge, but they can also bring out a groomer’s creativity.
Hand-stripping is a technique that can really set a groomer apart from the competition.
An all-over “teddy” haircut can be a great, easy-to-maintain alternative to a Pekingese’s long show cut.
When a matted Shih Tzu puppy was brought in by owners who didn’t want their dog completely shaved, it was time to get creative with this alternative cut, inspired by the lowchen breed.
Grooming veteran Sue Pratt demonstrates how she accommodates the different needs of her two Brussels Griffons, Frodo and Winnie, on the grooming table.
Although it will change the texture and lighten the color of a Welsh terrier’s coat, clipping these dogs instead of handstripping them makes for a faster and more cost-effective groom.
“The Mookie” is a signature cut that works well on this toy poodle with a phantom pattern of hair color.
The “teddy cut” is a versatile, all-over haircut that is perfect for active, thick-coated mini Australian shepherds.
A popular alternative to the standard lion cut for felines, the Teddy cut utilizes snap-on combs to keep a cat’s coat manageable.