August 18, 2015 Newsletter
New Video Release
A Twist of Color
Dawn Omboy  
Gone are the days when a Poodle needs to look like a Poodle, a Bichon like a Bichon. Many clients are requesting wild, off-the-wall haircuts these days - and creative groomers and stylists are up for the challenge!
Instead of a putting this pet in a standard trim, the "Queen of Color" is true to form and changes it up a bit. It's just not in her nature to leave a white Poodle looking plain and simple. She is way too creative for that! In this L2GD lesson, Dawn shows you how to create a geometric weave pattern on a dog.
First she demonstrates how to free hand carve the coat with a #40 blade. Next, she lightly marks the coat to set her geometric pattern. Once she is satisfied with its placement, she shows you how to edge in the outline. Then she brings the design to life by adding temporary color with blow pens.
This design is easily adaptable in your salon. It's Quick. It's easy. And it's fun! If you have clients who like to do something a little different with their pet's coat, this is a great option. This is a simple trim that will turn heads and get loads of attention for the pooch!

Approximate total running time:  30 minutes    
In this video you will learn:
  • how to freehand skim a coat.
  • the most versatile tool in Dawn Omboy's toolbox.
  • how to set the basic pattern lines before trimming the coat.
  • how to join the lines on the top of the dog.
  • what you can do to create vibrant color.


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From the Archives!  
Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer:
The Short & Sassy Pet Trim  
Let's face it. In the pet world, Miniature Schnauzers just don't get hand stripped. The majority of dogs that we see in our salons are clipper cut. In this lesson, award-winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to retain the proper essence of the Miniature Schnauzer using pet grooming techniques.

She starts by setting the body pattern with a short clipper blade. She uses muscles and bone structure to set the pattern Lindsey shows you how to get your pattern lines to flow seamlessly into the furnishing's. Lindsey shows you plenty of great shortcuts to make trimming the longer coat a snap. The head on the Miniature Schnauzer is the crowning glory. Almost half of this video deals with correctly styling the head including: how to safely clipper the ears, how to set the pattern lines to get the classic brick shape, and how to trim the eyebrows.

Throughout the entire lesson, Lindsey gives you great time-saving tips and tricks. She shares with you what tools she likes to use and what products help her get the job done.

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