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October 3, 2014 Newsletter
The Beginnings of an Asian Inspired Trim
on a Yorkie
with Jennifer Hecker, CMG

It's hot right now. Professional pet groomers just can't get enough of the Asian influenced styles for pets. Japanese styled haircuts. Asian influenced. Call it what you like - the names are interchangeable. But the look is unique and extremely appealing to many pet owners.


In this lesson, Jennifer Hecker shows you how to start a Yorkshire Terrier into one of these fun trims. If the pet is coming off a shorter style, it takes time to get the coat to grow out. You will need an owner that is patient.


The key features of this trim style are the extremes. The body is clippered super short while other parts of the body are much longer. It's a fun style that is cute and easy to do. And - this little Yorkie will not look like all the other dogs in the neighborhood!


Approximate total running time:  27 minutes 


In this video you will learn:

  • what clipper blade options work well.
  • where to set the pattern lines.
  • how to style the face for a teddy bear-style muzzle.
  • how to tie up the topknot.
  • why you would want to use a flat iron on the coat.

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New Blog From Melissa Verplank 

I've had groomers and stylists that were phenomenal. They were super speedy. They could make a dog look dynamite in no time. Their advanced grooming skills were flawless.  



...and yet they weren't the ones with full appointment books. 



Booking your Holiday Appointments

Award-winning pet stylists, Melissa Verplank, Marc LaFleur, Lisa Leady, and Suesan Watson discuss how they fill their appointment books over the holiday season. This is the time of year that can really overwhelm many grooming businesses. In this casual lesson, they share what they do so they can enjoy this time of year, too. 


Approximate running time:  

8 minutes.


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From the Archives!  

Grooming the Kerry Blue Terrier                   

"Terriers are all about angles - striking angles. They are not round like a Poodle or a Bichon." The Kerry Blue Terrier is a showcase of angles. Karen does a fabulous job giving the viewer reference points as landmarks to establish the correct outline for the breed. Watch as she shows how to shape the coat with clippers, guard combs, shears, and blenders. There is a lot you can do "right" for a dog and a lot you can do "wrong." After watching this lesson, you will feel confident grooming a Kerry Blue Terrier, even if you have never groomed one before!

Estimated Run Time:  

54 minutes  

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