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May 1, 2014
Creative Styling:
6 Easy Salon Add-Ons
for Everyday Clients
         with Angela Kumpe        


Which item would bring a smile to your client's face when they picked up their pooch? $6 worth of dematting charges or a $6 feather extension? And, let's face it - which is a more enjoyable sell? We all know the answer to that one!


Angela Kumpe never ceases to amaze us. She is constantly coming up with new and different creative styling ideas. Her range of creativity is diverse. Many of her ideas are so simple they can be applied in moments. But she doesn't just stay with simple ideas -- she runs the gamut all the way up to elaborate and complicated!


In this lesson, Angela wanted to keep it basic. She demonstrates six easy creative salon add-ons for everyday clients. All six applications can be found in her latest book, The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative published by Barkleigh Publications.


All six of these creative ideas only take a few moments to do. They are super economical and easy.  And even though each application only cost the client between $3-$6 on average, it adds quickly to your bottom line.  


If you haven't jumped into selling creative add-on sales in your salon, this is a great video to watch. These are an easy up-sell for any grooming business. And it's a whole lot more fun than telling an owner you have to charge them an extra dematting fee!



Approximate total running time:  24 minutes


In this video you will learn:

  • how to apply a temporary tattoo.  
  • how to get your client started with simple bling.
  • how to work with blow pens.
  • how to apply iron-on crystals into the coat. 
  • suggestions on what to charge for each application. 


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Setting the Line Between the Head & Neck
on a Lhasa Mix with a Guard Comb 

Long time pet grooming instructor Marc LaFleur shows you how to establish a neat, clean line between the round head and the neck on a Lhasa mix in an everyday pet trim.




Approximate running time:

4 minutes.


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As professionals, we need to take charge of the conversation. You do it at check-in.


We are the educated ones... We know what can or cannot be done for a pet based on its' current condition. Clients come to us to solve their problems. It does not mean they know what is best for their pet. In most cases, they are clueless to the amount of time and work involved to properly groom their dog.


In order to create a win-win situation for everyone involved - client, dog, business - the client needs to be crystal clear of what can or cannot be done for their pet on that day and the cost involved.



From the Archives!  

Salvage Work on a Heavy  

Coated Dog: Parts 1 & 2 

For many professionals, this is one of the dirtiest but most gratifying jobs we can do. The transformation of the pet through a few hours of focused work is simply amazing. In this video we will show you how to effectively work through the process of getting a heavy coated farm dog that has not been professionally groomed for months totally clean, brushed out, and looking fabulous!


Estimated Run Time:  

Part 1:  28 minutes

Part 2:  7 minutes


Grooming TIP of the WEEK!
A strong high velocity dryer will greatly assist in the removal of many forms of loose matting.



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