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Sunday Programs

Say This, Not That

Corina Stammworthy

Ever wonder what you could have or should have said in common pet grooming situations? This is a comical (and occasionally serious) approach to real-life salon situations. Grab a notebook and leave equipped with responses to comments such as "I don't want my dog to look like...", "He's a rescue", "I don't like this haircut", "But they are cheaper down the street", "I need a discount because I have 4 dogs", and so many more. This fast-paced and action-packed hour promises to entertain and enlighten you!

Clippers and Dryers: How to Maintain Your Equipment and Learn to Make Educated Purchases

Ralph Whitman

Learn what it takes to maintain your clippers and dryers, such as changing levers, hinge assembly, and other various maintenance parts. Ralph will answer purchasing questions on which units would be best for you and your shop. Learn the differences between different battery-operated clippers and what their intended purpose is. Ralph will also educate you on changing brushes on your dryer and which ones will stand up the best over time to make sure you make an educated purchase.

Shed Happens! What Clients Must Know

Dave Campanella

A detailed look at Shedding Hair & Fur. Learn the science behind shedding hair. Dave will teach you how to de-bunk common myths, avoid false product claims, and manage customer expectations. Learn how to educate customers about shedding pets and develop an effective plan to stay ahead of this ongoing dilemma through personalized coat maintenance programs.

Puppy Primping Practice

Blake Hernandez

Animal lovers are blessed to have endless patience with many aspects of animal care. For me, it is puppy training, I love raising and training puppies and with my experience in breeds from multiple groups different hair and different regimens have led me to many good techniques to teach early for grooming success. This isn't all about the puppies though, we will talk about specific handling tricks to use on aggressive dogs, overweight dogs, dogs with disabilities and senior dogs.

Drop Coats Aplenty

Jill Pipino

Do Drop Coats make you quiver? Have no fear, Jill is here to help! Whether you prefer using clipper combs or thinning shears, she will share her tips on how to make drop coats, drop dead gorgeous. You won’t want to miss this as Jill dishes out her own techniques and styles.

Opening Your Own Salon from A to Z

Dara Forleo

Thinking about opening your own salon? Join Dara as she shares what you should know as you begin your journey to becoming a salon owner. Learn what questions to ask, where you can find the information and if this is the right call for you. Dara will give you an inside look to begin making those all-important decisions.

Fierce Felines

Blake Hernandez

If you loved Blake's action-packed and real refined Introductory Cat classes of 2019, you need to join him for the second installment as we go further into the art and procedure of the fiercest Feline trims. Real live demo of a Modified Lion trim on cat (barring the cat isn't hungry for Groomer fingers).

Handstripping 101

Valerie Partynski

In this seminar, Valerie will teach you how to hold your tools correctly, how to strip a blown coat, and how to start and maintain a rolled coat. She will also show examples of why handstripping is so important for breeds with wiry coats, and how learning this specialty will make you an asset to your area and salon. From learning the products and tools, to proper techniques, you will walk away feeling excited to try it on your own.

The Invisible Grooming

Victor Rosado

Join Victor in this one of a kind training seminar that features the art of invisible grooming. Done properly, this can bring in big revenue to your grooming practice. This is a must-see seminar featuring a live demo.