Groomers | Blog

03/10/2018
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What’s Wrong With My Clipper?

My Blade Is Getting Hot Too Quickly First check the blade itsself. Have you oiled the blade? A blade needs to be oiled before use and then every 20 minutes during use to help prevent excess friction. Is there any rust or other damage to the blade that might be causing extra friction? Is the tension of the blade allowing it to run smoothly side to side? Also check for damage to the blade hinge and blade lock to ensure it is being properly held in place. My Clipper Is... Read More

18/09/2018
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Clipper Maintenance For Pro Groomers

It’s really important to make sure your clippers are in good working order. These are the tools of your trade, and not maintaining them properly could lose you money in the long run, from losing speed and making your grooming slower to having to replace whole parts, including the motor, which can be costly! We chatted to our clipper expert Chris, and here were his top tips on what you can do to keep your clipper in check: Make sure your clipper is properly cleaned every day. Remove all the... Read More

06/09/2018
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Coat Prep Tips For An Outstanding Dog Grooming Finish

When you’re a professional groomer, your grooming finish is key to your success, and those results actually begin way back in your preparation of the coat. The shampoo and the styling products you use can make all the difference between a poor coat finish and a good one. We’ve rounded up as many examples as we can so you know exactly which shampoo and styling products you should be using for each dog’s grooming needs.   Clip Off If you’re going to try and save as much coat as possible... Read More

08/06/2018
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5 Grooming Salon Summer Essentials!

Summer is a time of sweltering heat, mucky pups and bugs, but don’t worry! Here are our 5 top tips for ensuring summer in the grooming salon is as easy as possible: Cool Clothing The last thing you need is to be roasting in an already hot salon. Invest in lightweight clothing with a loose fit and a short sleeve to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. We love our Groomers Unisex Waistcoat for this – it’s very wearable and has no sleeves! What’s more, this month (June 2018)... Read More

04/06/2018
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The Groomers Guide To Making Mucky Pups Squeaky Clean

British summertime isn’t always gloriously sunny, is it? We thought we would prepare you for the inevitable muddy, smelly dogs that tend to come in to the salon at this time of year with our top tips for getting them squeaky clean. Rinse and repeat Your best practice with mucky pups is to use a pre-wash to help get all the grime out of their coat. Then you can go in a second time with a specialised shampoo. We think our intensive Magic Forest and Intensity Shampoos are great for... Read More

25/05/2018
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6 Competition Grooming Must-Haves!

Are you competing in a grooming competition or perhaps grooming a show dog? We’ve put together a few things for you that we think you might need! A sturdy but portable table A hard-wearing case for your grooming kit Extra comfortable shoes Groomers Aromatherapy Spray for stress relief purposes Grip for paws, so they can stay on your table without slipping too much A very patient dog! Now go out there and nail that groom! See all of our must-have competition products here: http://bit.ly/2xcwaCo

11/05/2018
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Moving On From Your Beginner Scissor

When you first started grooming, you were probably given a scissor like Groomers Elite or Roseline to start with. These scissors are great for beginners because they’re great workhorses, they’re pretty resilient, but mainly because of one very important feature – their cutting edge. Beginner scissors feature a serrated cutting edge. It’s a blade which has tiny grooves in it designed to hold hair in place so it is easier to cut. But what happens when you want to move on from the beginner scissor to help your finishing work... Read More

02/05/2018
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Prevent Your Lungs From Being Damaged Through Grooming

Did you know that flying fur can negatively affect your health? This blog is all about how your lungs are affected by hair and other airborne particles and what you can do right now to help protect yourself. According to Groomers 2018 Blaster Safety Survey of 112 groomers, 83% of you spent over 2 hours blasting or drying per working day, with 37% spending 4 hours or more. All of that time, fine cut hair, dandruff, nail grindings, and microbes can become airborne and be circulated around the room to... Read More

04/04/2018
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Know Your Blades: The Secret To Scissoring Success

Do you know the difference between a convex and a serrated blade? Do you what each of them is for? Do you know why a convex blade gives a smoother coat finish? All your questions, answered here! Serrated Scissors Most beginner scissors carry a serrated blade. You’ll find them on brands such as Roseline and Fisher, and they’re brilliant for grooming students and for rough cutting a coat. Serrated scissors actually have a bevelled edge, the type you will see on most paper scissors which generally has an edge cut... Read More

19/03/2018
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4 Tips For Perfect Doodle Grooming

Want to get the best Doodle grooms possible? This blog will tell you how! We all know that Doodle dogs are big news, but did you know that according to a recent Groomers survey, they account for about half of the dogs we groom? Doodle coats are among the most difficult to keep, and so the owners often rely on groomers to help them, making grooming Doodles big business! 1. If you need to get knots out, condition! Moisturising a curly coat with an excellent conditioning shampoo like Choca-Doodle 2... Read More