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Saturday Programs

Cindy Knows Mobile!

Cindy Oliver

Come join Cindy for a fun, informative hour about mobile grooming! See how her long-running mobile business has been successful and how yours can be too! Listen to tips, experiences, funny stories, and more. If you’re just getting into mobile grooming or are a seasoned mobile groomer, this class is for you!

Marketing 102

Cheryl Purcell

Marketing is often something that we don't think about as groomers. Or worse, we think because we have an ad in the phone book (yes, people still use them) or have a web presence that's all we need. Not true. Cheryl will help you answer these questions and show you how to increase clients.

What is Successful Marketing? How Much Should You Spend on Advertising? As well as define the 3 Common Mistakes in Marketing and how you can market for FREE!

Super Styling the Doodle

Sue Zecco

"Designer Breeds" like doodles quickly became popular and every groomer should know how to groom and maintain them. There is some challenge involved by deciding how to best groom them to accommodate and please your customers, while also making it easy to maintain for you and the owner. In this seminar Sue will show you how to create a cute and stylish pet trim by using thinning shear and scissor techniques that are quick and easy to apply in your shop.

The Art of Hand Stripping: Part One

Ashley Julien

In this seminar you will be introduced to the art of hand stripping! Ashley will go over what tools there are to help the process of stripping, as well as assessment of coat needs and the first steps of preparing to hand strip a dog. During your time in this class Ashley will cover at what age you can start stripping your puppy, the benefits of hand stripping, and what rolling a coat is and why which direction you pull the hair in is so important. Ashley will also go over various breeds that benefit from hand stripping and will have a Q&A session at the end of the class.

The Springer Trim Your Clients Really Want!

Krystal Purcell

Krystal shows you how to achieve a "show" look that is manageable for your clients, and won't break their wallets! GroomTeam USA member and Springer Spaniel enthusiast, Krystal shares some of her secrets for setting lines, perfecting the elusive "tennis ball" foot, and the basics of stripping and carding the Springer coat.

The Grooming Business - Not Just a Good Haircut!

Joey Villani

This is a great opportunity to listen to Joey Villani, a seasoned veteran of all sides of the Grooming Business on the topic of running a more
efficient operation. Lots of information covered in condensed form – take lots of notes on this one! Time well spent in this class!

Creative for Fun or Competition

Cindy Oliver

Come join top Creative groomer, Cindy Oliver for a fun filled hour about creative grooming! Cindy will cover everything from simple creative grooming that can be done in your own salon to the extreme creative that you see her do on a competition level. So, if you’re just dipping your toes into creative, thinking about competing, or anything in between - you won’t want to miss this class!

Client Forms and Waivers for Your Salon

Mary Oquendo

The health of your grooming business depends on enforced policies and procedures. This seminar will cover the needed waivers and forms including; veterinarian, CPR, matt and senior pet releases, needed client information, Terms of service, flea and tick policy, and emergency guardianship.

The Retro Clip

Julie Pantages

Pull out your Poodle skirts for this seminar! Julie will go over the steps to transform the Poodle into a modern-day version of the classic 20th century vintage haircuts. The Retro is bringing it back and making it fun with flair and style!

Surviving (and Thriving) in the Midst of Super Stores

Teri DiMarino

Are the “superstores” making you depressed? Do you feel like the water in your tub…running in circles and going nowhere but down? Do you like your independence and want to stay out of the corporate race, but feel like you’re being swallowed up by the “big guys”? Like so many professionals today groomers are recognizing the need to specialize. Specialization targets a market and allows you to pour your time and talents into one area which tends to help you become the best in that specific field. Be it specialized boutique retail or your knack for working with difficult pets, Teri will help you to make lemonade out of life’s lemons!

Secrets of the Westie Pet Trim

Jennifer Lee

The West Highland Terrier is a happy, loyal and entertaining breed with a distinguished look. This comprehensive class will teach you a complete grooming guide for the Westie that can be implemented in your pet trims. Jennifer will show you the proper techniques and right tools to groom this lovely breed. She will explain how to get that distinguished round shape of the head with proper techniques and the right grooming products.

Groomer Health and Safety

Kelly Muniz

As groomers, we look after the pets we groom with the utmost care. But do you look after yourself with that same care? In this seminar you will learn ways to protect your health and prolong your grooming career. Kelly will discuss the health concerns involved with grooming and the steps you can take to keep yourself safe and healthy. This course will go over a multitude of topics regarding health and safety in the salon atmosphere, including: Associated Health Risks, Eye Protection, Ear Protection, and Respiratory Protection.