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Saturday Programs

Poodle Perfect

Blake Hernandez

Poodle trims and balance are what we compare all other trims to. Master a Poodle and most other breeds will come much easier. In this class, Blake will show you how to see through the hair and know exactly where you will end up from the moment you lay eyes on your subject. Show, pet, matter the style, it's right up his aisle. Blake is Poodle Perfect.

Mobile Styling: No Vacancy

Angela Kumpe

Are you mobile and have a crazy schedule? Crazy busy one week, not so much the next? Worry if you will have enough calls to bring in the income you need next week? Next month? Have tons of openings one day then the next have angry people you can’t find a spot for? Angela Kumpe will tell you how to have a stable income that you can bank on. No more up and down schedule. No more worries about what your future schedule will look like. No more working all night on routing. Angela was at full capacity within a few months of going mobile and has a steady schedule that is booked out until someone moves or loses a pet. This class is a must-have if you are ready to learn how to enforce regular grooming rotations with routes that do not vary or change.

How to Build your Brand

Adrian Smith

In this seminar, Adrian Smith, the Color King, will be giving a detailed inside scoop on how he built his brand and following. Adrian owns two salons, has clientele across the country (including celebrity clients) and owns a successful dog modeling business. This seminar is intended for new business owners or groomers thinking about taking the next step in their grooming career. He will explain how to find your niche, build clientele, and build your social media presence. This seminar will touch on hiring the right team, pricing, and following through with business ideas. You will leave this seminar feeling encouraged to pursue your dreams!

Handstripping with Mr. Terrier

Scott Wasserman

If you mention Terriers in the AKC circuit, Scott Wasserman is a name that comes to mind. Join him as he discusses tools and the proper handstripping techniques that can be used in practical applications in your salon. From harsh-coated terriers to sporting dogs, and even those mixed breeds, Scott will share his knowledge on successful handstripping, ending with a live dog demo.

Everything Shears!

Chris Anthony

So you’re at a show and need new shears, but there are so many options! Straights, curves, convex edges and bevel. What’s the difference anyway? Serrated, semi-convex and titanium-coated? Wait, what? Swivels should be held differently from non-swivel shears? Straights, curved, chunkers and thinners, swivels and non-swivels, the options are seemingly endless, how’s a groomer to choose? Never fear, we’ll cover all of this and more, including basic shear anatomy, types of steel used and how to care for your investment once you get it home. So, whether you’re a self-identified shear hoarder, just starting your collection, or want a better understanding of our favorite tool, this class is for you!

Grooming the Regal Springer Spaniel

Lisa Leady

Lisa has been known for her knowledge of sporting breeds in the competition ring, and in this seminar, she will share her secrets of the popular Springer Spaniel trim. She will show you how to set your pattern lines correctly and achieve that regal head with correct ear setting. Knowing how to use the right tools for the job will give you blended lines and flawless transitions in those trouble spots like the neck and shoulders.

The Grooming Business: Not Just a Good Haircut!

Joey Villani

This is a great opportunity to listen to Joey Villani, a seasoned veteran of all sides of the Grooming Business, on the topic of running a more efficient operation. Lots of information will be covered in condensed form, so take lots of notes on this one! Time will be well spent in this class!

Conquering the Difficult Yorkie

Sue Watson

We all have that one breed we cringe at when we see it on our schedules. Yorkies can be one of the difficult coat types to get a nice finish on, but Sue can help you! We will go over when it’s time to break out the thinners and clunkers to get a better finish, and more.

Speed Grooming with Style!

Michell Evans

Time is money! In this demonstration Michell Evans, The Grooming Tutor, will show you a 12-step process with attachment combs and scissors that will revolutionize your grooming. This process 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!

Time-Saving Snap-On Combs

Jay Scruggs

Getting a smooth finish can be achieved with snap-on combs and thinning shears, and Jay will show you how! He will discuss coat textures, applications and techniques that will save minutes off every groom, as well as balance, blending, softening and finishing of pet trims that will put your grooming over the top!

Solving the Doodle Problem

Corina Stammworthy

Are you drowning in bad doodles and fantasizing about not accepting new doodle clients? In this class, we break down how to solve the doodle problem once and for all. Learn how to find good doodle clients and get them on a regular schedule. In this customer service-based class, we will cover how to talk to doodle owners using keywords and phrases, go over common doodle scenarios, and make you a doodle owner expert.

Understanding Canine Nutrition

Scott Wasserman

In this his comprehensive seminar, Scott will discuss the importance of canine nutrition and the effects it has on the skin and coat and how it relates to grooming. Also to be discussed is how to read a label and how to educate your clients to encourage them to feed a proper diet.

Techniques for Using Shears and Thinners

Jonathan David

This session will be a demonstration of technical skills using shears. Jonathan will demonstrate his well-known thinning shear "Scissor Over Comb Technique". He will also demonstrate straight and curved shears for scissoring curly coats and how to add contouring to your grooming for added style and flair.

Equipment Maintenance and Cleaning

Mindy Dinwiddie

We spend so much money on our tools and equipment to do our job, are you doing everything you can to keep them in tip-top shape to get the best finish possible? Our tools and equipment are our livelihood. Learn to how keep everything running smoothly and why it is so important to maintain upkeep. Mindy will walk you through daily to yearly maintenance to preserve that like-new feeling.

Full-Body Coloring with The Color King

Adrian Smith

In this creative grooming live demo, Adrian Smith, the Color King, will unlock the doors to your creative grooming side. Adrian will go over how to lighten the fur and how to safely and thoroughly apply full-body color on a dog. Adrian will demonstrate how to blend colors and paint designs on fur. He will share all of the tips and tricks he has learned over the years, from pre-wash to time management. And, as an added bonus, Adrian will show you how to apply feathers and eyelashes.

Ways To Make More Money in Your Salon

Shannon Tupes

There are only so many dogs we can groom in a day! Rather than squeeze more dogs into your day, Shannon will discuss ways to effectively sell add-ons in your salon. Organizational techniques, efficient grooming, and add-ons are some of the topics that will be discussed in order to make more money in your salon.