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Sunday Programs

Sporting Dogs in the Salon

Nadia Bongelli

We all know about hand-stripping terrier coats, but what about proper care and grooming of sporting breed jackets? These techniques are more useful in your day-to-day grooming than you may think! Uncover a whole new world and coat type and add another handy skill to your arsenal.

The Dreaded Deshed

Dr. Cliff Faver

Desheds are time consuming and hard on a groomer’s body long term. Learn tips and techniques that actually make this job easier by working smarter. Learn ways to minimize the work and, even in some cases, eliminate the need by better education for the client, more efficient techniques, and products that do the hard work for you.

Why Forecasting Is Important in the World of Mobile Grooming

Jameson Kon

Where does one go when you already have a business that you want to expand further? What if your business is stagnant and you need to find a way for more growth? Can you do this alone, or do you need a team to get you from Point A to Point Z? Planning for success is the key to any business model. Take this seminar to find out how one can set themselves up for success by following some key points of operations in the mobile world of grooming.

Bichons From the Best

Olga Zabelinskaya

Olga’s Bichons are top in the industry. In this seminar, Olga will explain how to groom the Bichon Frise with snap-on combs, how to avoid mistakes, and how to make them look like show dogs, but in a shorter cut that your clients will love. She will also share in-between haircut maintenance, tips, and tricks that are “to die for.”

Let’s Get Into It

Blake Hernandez

The good, the bad & the ugly. Deshed or clip? Why not both? In this seminar, we're going to go over every single thing someone can do to have the best deshed ever—and then we're going clip it, because that's OK too. Not every dog is a show dog and not every client is your client, and you’re going to learn to find the balance in every situation.

The Bath Is Everything

Suzanne Marchetti

Bathing is the most important aspect of a great groom. As the bather, you are in charge of the foundation of the groom, the dog’s first impression of the grooming experience, and the first line of defense for health issues. Done correctly, it is a huge asset to the groom but, done incorrectly, it may cost valuable time and sometimes even a client. In this seminar, we will be covering tips and tricks for different aspects, from the pre-evaluation to the final brush-out. A special emphasis will be put on making sure that the problem areas are addressed as well as ways to enhance or maximize what you do.

Poodle Finishing Techniques

Cat Opson

In this one-hour demo, multiple Best In Show Winner Cat Opson will discuss the keys to getting that velvety smooth finish with your Poodle trims. She will cover everything from prep work to setting the pattern with guard combs and how to connect the dots to achieve a flawless scissored finish.

Take Care of Your Most Important Tool! Groomer Health & Wellness

Dr. Jim Warner & Linda Easton

In this seminar, you’ll learn how to take care of your most important tool—you! Dr. Jim will talk about ergonomics and techniques to work with your body to keep you healthy, he will discuss vitamins and minerals and how and when to take them, and also how to set up your salon to take care of yourself and make work less stressful. There will be an emphasis on back, neck, foot, and carpal tunnel injuries with information on prevention and self-treatment.

Fake It Till You Blake It

Blake Hernandez

You have a full client list and schedule, your grooms are nice, and your reputation is good, but, you look around and wonder “What's next?” In this hour, Blake is going to share a personal and inspiring story about his journey from drug addiction to industry leader. He will also share key tips for those of you interested in being featured in documentaries, reality TV, or books, and how to become a brand ambassador or the entrepreneur you knew you could become. At the end of the day, this is an hour to get inspired and motivated so you know that you too can overcome anything and deserve everything!

Elevate Your Business with Canva

Meg Ioffredo

Meg Ioffredo of Elevation Media Management will explain how to utilize Canva to create cohesive and branded social media images to help market your business. Learn basic design concepts to apply to every graphic; explore the numerous features offered by Canva; and develop a brand image customized to you and your business!

Super Styling Heads

Jay Scruggs

First impressions are everything in the art of grooming. The first thing your client should see when the dog is groomed is a great expression. In this informative seminar, Jay will take you through the grooming steps of different head styles. You will learn breed-specific techniques as well as different head style options. This seminar is for those groomers who want to fine-tune their techniques to “Wow” their clients immediately upon seeing their dog.