Surviving the Christmas ‘Grooming’ Season

With the festive season fast approaching, it makes good business sense to prepare.  Whether you’re dealing with new or existing clients, here are my top tips for surviving what is inevitably the hairiest time of the year. Managing Your Diary Set your opening and appointment times and stick to them.…

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Simulate A Handstripped Coat

Can it really make a difference? There are times that we may want to make the coat look like it is handstripped.  Not to deceive the owners but to give their clipped dog the illusion of being stripped, or as close to it as we can. Carding is a fairly…

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Reasons to Groom Competitively

Lots of groomers I speak to say they can’t see the point of entering grooming competitions. This often stems from a lack of competitive spirit, confidence or that they simply can’t see any benefit to their regular work and career. For some, the chance of winning a rosette or receiving…

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The Groomers Guide To…

Flexible Slickers – Which brush should I use?The ‘red’ brush..favourite for removing mats, stubborn knots and tough tangles. With hard bent wire bristles, this brush has been designed to tackle coat catastrophes and help preserve the condition of your other brushes. This brush has identical pin pads to prolong its…

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EXPERT ADVICE:

Prevenative Maintenance Tips for Professional Pet Dryers You’ve a busy day ahead and, just as you’re about to start work, disaster strikes – your most important piece of salon equipment suddenly goes on the blink. It’s a situation almost every groomer has faced at one time or another, delivering the…

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DEMATTING: Could you be offering a super conditioning service?

Here’s a profitable idea – You could be charging more for specialist salon treatments with coat treatment shampoosStep 1Which services will appeal to your customers? Think through the types of customer you see most often. If you see alot of white breeds then a white coat treatment’s obviously a good…

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