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November 28, 2013
 Creative Styling:
Creating Holiday Ornaments
on Hip Rosettes
with Angela Kumpe


As a holiday season kick-off, we have a special treat for you. How about decorating a pooch with a festive temporary design? Maybe it's your personal salon dog? Or a great client that loves to have fun with color?  These are super ways to market that you offer creative grooming at your shop! Angela Kumpe is a top creative pet stylist. She shows you how easy it is to airbrush this fun holiday design onto a pet. Once we were done filming - 'Tommy' had a ball running around showing off his latest trim - with all the trimmings!


Creative styling is hot these days. It can be a great way to draw attention to your salon. In this lesson, Angela shows you how fun and easy airbrushing is. It's safe for the pet. It's fast. And it's temporary. With just a couple shampoos, the color will wash out of the coat.


The camera work in this lesson is just like you are looking over her shoulder as she creates the design. It's like you are getting on one-on-one lesson from Angela!


If you have not watched Angela's complete L2GD lessons on airbrushing, we highly encourage you to view them. They are called:  


1.  Creative Styling: Airbrushing 101

2.  Airbrushing 101: Bringing a Creative Styling Design to Life



Approximate total running time:  20 minutes


In this video you will learn:

  • how to introduce a pet to airbrushing. 
  •  how to set the coat up to accept airbrush color.
  •  how to change color with your gravity feed airbrush.
  •  ways to make a design really pop. 
  •  how to make a design sparkle with glitter. has many benefits that come along with being a member, including:
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Keeping Yourself Running at Peak Levels  

Most successful groomers are running at full steam during the holiday season. Are you running at your personal best?  


Learn2GroomDogs Founder, Melissa Verplank talks about ways to stay healthy and energized during crunch time behind the grooming table. If you made it through round #1 with ease - congratulations! If you struggled a bit, what Melissa has to say may really help you get through round #2 - which is just around the corner!





Approximate running time: 

6 minutes.

Mini Lessons are only available to Members of   

New Blog from Melissa Verplank
Melissa's Top 4 Tips for Getting Through Your Holidays with Ease     


Most of you with any experience under your belt in the United States - just complete Phase 1. Phase 1 of the holiday marathon grooming. Getting all those pooches ready for family and friends.



Those of you in the United States, you have just gone through grooming marathon Phase #1 for the holiday season. Thanksgiving.

How did it go? Smooth as silk? Or would you like to make improvements as you move into Phase #2 - Christmas and Hanukkah?



From the Archives!  

Styling the Pet Maltese Head Including 3 Ear Options 

Kendra shows you how to trim a pet Maltese head so it's not only cute - but practical too.  Maltese coat can be a challenge to work with short. It lacks body and marks terribly. Kendra enjoys working primarily with thinning shears when trimming the head and muzzle area for optimum control. She'll show you how to get an appealing head style in no time. As a bonus, she shows your three different ear options that all highlight this round head style. 
Approximate running time: 26 minutes.

Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
Dogs get a lot of their confidence
 through their handler. Learn to
 "talk the language" of the dog.



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