Festival of Grooming Speaker Profile: Jodi Murphy


Jodi’s Professional Background

Jodi started her grooming career in 1997. She quickly founded a popular mobile grooming business, and began professional competition grooming after only two years in the industry. Now recognised as one of the top groomers in the USA, Jodi is also two time Master Pet Stylist of the Year, and has achieved the status of both NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) and MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) respectively. She is also a member of Groom Team USA. Further accolades to her name also include World Grand Champion 2006, as well as Best American Groomer at Intergroom 2005 and 2006. She has also competed internationally, winning Gold in Barcelona in 2005 and Milan in 2007.

Jodi Today

After surpassing all her goals in the competition ring, Jodi has now moved her career into education, striving to share her knowledge and experience to as many groomers as possible. Jodi believes that education is the core of good workmanship and quality grooming, and endeavours to enhance skills and encourage continuing professional development throughout the grooming world.


Jodi’s Educational Focus

Jodi has a wealth of knowledge across a wide variety of topics, but she offers a particular focus on the following:

  • Gaining a deeper understanding of coat preparation, for a beautiful finish and making grooms last
  • Optimum carding and stripping techniques for healthy skin and coat
  • The challenges of different coat types
  • How to select the best tools for your needs
  • Practical elements of business and customer management
  • The mobile grooming environment

Offered in an in-depth but easy to understand, practical fashion, Jodi’s tutorage is truly world-class. Jodi will be our main speaker through the Festival of Grooming 2014, and her instructional DVD On the Road will be available to purchase later this month.

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