Abstract Carving and Designs

Abstract Carving and Designs

Join Lori as she discusses everything abstract grooming. She will explain how to come up with designs for certain coat types, the best placement for your design, and explain how to execute the design onto the coat. Learn how to incorporate abstract and carving into your grooms and how to keep your clients coming back for more.

Asian Fusion Bichon Frisé

Some owners don’t like a finished Bichon groom with a big rounded head. Sometimes owners will request a puppy clip, but some groomers may not understand what that means or how to complete that groom. If you find yourself in a similar situation with a Bichon, let Olga show you a cute Asian version of a Bichon’s head that you can offer to your clients. Olga will talk about preparation, fluffing, styling, and how to promote this style. This seminar may give you your new signature cut for your Bichon clients.

Drab to Fab Doodle

Let’s be honest, we all want to do that super cute, long fluffy doodle cut. In a perfect world that’s great, but it’s not practical. Quit doing the same old doodle haircuts and learn some easy tricks to make even short hairstyles look cute. We don’t have to hate all the doodles! Take advantage of their cuteness, and amplify it!

Caring for You: Your Most Irreplaceable Tool

In this class you’ll learn that holistic is more than just a buzzword, as we cover how to care for the mind, body and spirit; as well as why and how all three work together to create awesome groomers and all around people! Topics will include: how stress and burnout can affect us physically, combating fatigue, plus tools and tips to help fix the horrible things we do to our bodies while grooming. Treating our health as a whole person can improve not just our well-being, but the well-being of our business, join me to learn how!

You Are Ready to Hire… Now What?

Hiring employees (especially your first one) can be a scary step for any salon owner. The good news is it does not have to be! In this seminar, Denise will present the four major components that have helped her go from a one-woman salon to over twenty employees and growing. She will help you design a blueprint for knowing when to hire, writing job ads, the application process, and the interviewing process. The best part is you can tailor it to fit your unique business model. Learn how to find your dream team and help your business grow.

What is in my Grooming Products?

As a professional groomer, you are the expert in the eyes of the pet parent. You want to feel confident that the grooming products you are using are safe for the pet, yourself, and the pet family. Pet parents have become more aware of the components in their personal care products, and this has carried over to the products used on the family pet.
This session will walk you through label interpretation of a typical shampoo concentrate and where to find additional information. INCI names are often used on ingredient panels and will be explained. The type of water listed and used in the manufacturing of grooming products will also be addressed.
Often overlooked, the SDS (Safety Data Sheet) is a very valuable source of technical data. For mobile grooming units working in a confined space, worker exposure should be known from repeated grooming product use. The SDS of a grooming product is also a very valuable source of information for worker exposure, inhalation, and skin/eye irritation.
With the number of grooming products available, this will not be a comprehensive review but will give you the tools to understand and seek further information where needed. This discussion is designed to educate you so you can discuss with your pet parents, the type of product you are using on their family pet.

*This is a PGC badged course and is eligible for 1 CE Unit. Please visit our website for more information about the Professional Grooming Credential.

How to Enhance Your Business Through Enrichment Based Grooming

What is enrichment grooming and should your salon or facility consider this option? How does enrichment based grooming add to your environment, your business, and your bottom line? Are you a solo groomer looking to add revenue but not add dogs or cats to your day? Is turnover for employees and clients high? Is there too many injuries and exhaustion with employees? During this hour you will learn how enrichment grooming adds to the grooming experience, the culture of the business, your brand and increase profit margins. Learn who can benefit from adding this program to your salon or business.
The benefits for employees.
The benefits for the pets in their care.
The benefits for the business.
How they will get better reviews.
How it creates a positive culture and environment.

Client Communication: How to De-escalate Angry Clients

We have all dealt with a difficult client that just needs to calm down, but have you ever told someone to calm down and it has the opposite effect? Then this class is for you! Take advantage of Mindy’s over 5 years of teaching store detectives how to de-escalate shoplifters and 11 years of owning her own grooming shop, as she teaches you the tools to get upset, angry, and uncooperative clients to calm down.

Bichon Pet Trim Simplified

In this information-packed demo, Shannon will show you how to do a quick and easy pet trim while maintaining the integrity of the breed profile. This well-balanced, easy-to-maintain trim is an excellent choice for everyday salon grooming. Shannon will briefly discuss product selection and application while divulging some insight into some “breeder tricks” to help you easily maintain this cheerful, white powder puff of a dog.

Sanitation for Grooming Shops, Dog Daycares, Kennels, and Pet Retailers

This class will cover all areas of facility maintenance in your grooming, daycare, boarding, and pet retail business. We will share what type of cleaners are best to keep your pet business clean, disease and odor-free. Which products are safe for use around animals, and not destructive to your cages, kennels, equipment, floors, and synthetic turf. The when, where, and how to use your cleaners.
Basic cleaning techniques for cages, kennels, floors, synthetic turf, pet bowls, laundry, drain maintenance, odor control, infection control, OSHA compliance, and Health Department Standards are all areas we will cover in this class. We will be sharing cleaning techniques that are efficient and effective while showing product dispensing systems that control consumption and save staff time.

Conditioners, Humectants, and Emollients and How They Can Be Used to your Advantage

Advances in Cosmetic Chemistry have allowed the inclusion of conditioners in shampoos. The 2/1 shampoos can be found that promise conditioning and cleansing in one step. There are advantages to using these products, but conditioners should still be used in your grooming process. However, conditioners are not all the same and include humectants, emollients, hair/coat enhancers, oils, and silicones.
The attributes of each of these conditioner types will be discussed to educate you on proper usage. Some conditioners can be used for enhancing both wet and dry combing, while others are used in finishing sprays to enhance coat shine. The structure of dog/cat hair will be discussed as well as how conditioners interact with the anatomy of hair. Bet you didn’t know that many of these conditioners also soften groomer skin as well as the family pet’s skin!