June 30, 2015 Newsletter
New Video Release
How to Do a Fast & Stylish Trim
on a Standard Poodle
Amy Triezenberg 

Amy Triezenberg is an award-winning stylist. Where she works, she's known as the Standard Poodle expert. She likes the title. She'd much rather groom a Standard Poodle than a Newfoundland!


Amy has been grooming for over 13 years. She has made the GroomTeam USA Top 10 five times. In this L2GD lesson, Amy shows you her time-saving techniques when it comes to grooming this breed. Typically, she can do this stylish haircut on a dog that is extremely overgrown in about an hour and a half (not including the bath and blow dry).


Not only do her techniques save time, many minimize mats and tangles between grooming appointments. Amy's version of this trim gives the impression of length and fullness. But here's the thing - much of it is an illusion. This illusion makes caring for this trim between haircuts simple.


Amy's uses effective clipper techniques to remove coat quickly. She also bounces into plenty of shortcuts using guard combs. By the time she is ready to do the final scissoring for a velvet finish, there isn't much coat to scissor off. The dog looks stunning in a very short amount of time!


This full lesson runs just over an hour in length. We have broken it into sections for easier viewing. This entire lesson is absolutely full of great information. Join Amy as she speeds through this trim and teaches you all of her tricks.


Approximate total running time:  70 minutes 

Part 1:
Short Clipper Work on the Feet, Cuff, and Face

Part 2: Setting the Body Pattern with Clippers  

Part 3: Trimming the Legs & Underline 

Part 4: Trimming the Head & Finishing the Chest



In this video you will learn:

  • which blades to use to get the feet and cuffs done quickly.
  • which guard combs work well to knock the coat off quickly.
  • how to blend with guard combs to minimize scissor work.
  • how to use your greyhound comb for maximum results.
  • how long you should give yourself to work on the body versus the head.


It's like having a private coach right in your computer every month!

From the Archives!  

Everyday Salon Styles: Terrier Mix Makeover          

You've seen Kathy Rose's work in Groomer to Groomer magazine. She writes a regular column for them called Bread & Butter Grooming. In this L2GD lesson, Kathy captures the essence of her column on video. This is a typical pet that would walk into any grooming salon - anywhere. He is long. He is overgrown. He's older. And he hasn't missed many meals.


Kathy shows you how to do an easy, comfort clip on the dog. This is a great low maintenance option for most owners. And even though it's a simple trim, it still offers a nice degree of style. And it's a far better option than just shaving all the coat off to one length.


Estimated Run Time:  46 minutes  

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