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    • January 15, 2018 6:28 AM CST
    • Social media can be a great way to communicate with your current clients and attract new ones. With over 1500 followers, Jen and Gia have found unique ways to interact with their clients, sharing their work days and a bit about themselves personally. The personal touch and candid photos have attracted interactive followers that include clients, extended family of clients, and dog lovers of all kinds.  It's a mix that has been very successful for them and could be for you as well.

    • January 9, 2018 6:42 AM CST
    • While we encounter difficult dogs often in the salon, most are difficult for a reason. For some it's medical, others it's past experiences. Barb Hoover will help you explore the reasons why they are difficult and ways to turn the grooming into more of an enjoyable experience for you and the dog.

    • January 9, 2018 6:24 AM CST
    •  Amie Wright will demonstrate on several different cats having a variety of services performed. From sanitary trim to brush out to shave down. A crash course in helping keep your feline clients comfortable. 

    • January 9, 2018 6:22 AM CST
    •  Amie Wright demonstrates the Lion Trim. From clipping to bath, dry and finish see how to maximize your time and make cat grooming easy and profitable. (Live demo)

    • January 8, 2018 6:28 AM CST
    • There's more to grooming than just cutting hair.  Barb Hoover will go over 25 things every groomer should know. Topics range from knowing how to set your pricing to standing up for yourself and your business ethics.

    • January 8, 2018 6:26 AM CST
    • The Spiral trim was first done 1981 at the Atlanta Pet Fair. Learn more about the beginning of this timeless classic that was the basis of Creative Styling as we know it today and inspired by the Godfather of Creative Styling, Jerry Schinberg. The Spiral has continued to delight groomers to this very day and has been beautifully executed by many over the years. Dawn Omboy will show you how to set the pattern in a fast motion video and then cut in a pattern on a supplied demo dog. 

    • January 8, 2018 6:20 AM CST
    • Airbrushing is a great way to add fun and excitement to your grooming day. Whether you use a manual airbrush device such as Blowpens or an electric air compressor and airbrush gun, you can deliver a simple bit of color or even detailed designs on your dogs. The advertising benefits can't be ignored either. Let Dawn Omboy show you how to use and understand your airbrush gun.  She will also cover maintenance and troubleshooting of your airbrush gun.

    • January 8, 2018 6:13 AM CST
    • While telling her personal business story, Cheri Rehr will give you examples that you can apply to your business and to your daily life that will not only make your business better, but will also lower your stress level and improve your relationships with your clients.

    • January 2, 2018 6:56 AM CST
    • Introducing Natural Herbs into your Salon
      Jodie Shaffer

      Herbal remedies are making their way into many aspects of our daily lives. Pet owners want more natural and herbal ways to take care of their pets. Are you tapping into that niche for your clients? Would you like to know more about herbs for pets? Are you wanting to add a few natural spa-feeling herbal add ons in your salon? Jodie Shaffer will talk about several herbs that will benefit your clients’ various skin issues, and then teach you how to put a few of them together to make products like Tea Rinses and Paw Soaks. There will be hands on time during this class and you will get to make and take your own herbal product.