Groomers | Blog

04/06/2018
,

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
,

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
, ,

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
,

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
,

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
,

5 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

14/03/2018
,

How Dryers & Blasters Affect Your Hearing: What You Need To Know As A Groomer

Did you know that as a groomer, you could be at risk of noise-induced hearing loss? Here’s why, and how you can stay safe! One thing that we can all agree on is that grooming salons can be very noisy places! There are plenty of factors that add to the melting pot; phones ringing, dogs barking, clippers buzzing… but there are a couple of big offenders – dryers and blasters! Often when we buy a blaster or dryer, our first consideration when it comes to noise is; ‘How will my... Read More

26/02/2018

Crufts 2018: Why You Need To Visit The Groomers Stand

An abundance of dog-grooming must-haves at brilliant value prices are in store for anyone who ventures down to Hall 5, Stand 126 at Crufts 2018, but that’s not all! New this year is a mini salon setup for an immersive customer experience, where you can see large equipment including grooming tables and blasters in a salon context and test them out too! The stand will also feature areas dedicated to each of our main product categories: Bathing, clippers, scissors, grooming tools and more! Experienced master groomer Julie Harris will also... Read More

22/02/2018
,

How To Save Matted Coats (As Much As Possible)

We know the heart-sinking feeling when you put your hands on a dog and all you can feel is matted coat. The owner wants to keep it long, but in your head you’re wondering how short the blade will have to be to get in under it. Hopefully with these tips, that answer will be: Not as short as you thought! Want to see all the products designed to help you with tangles? We’ve put it in one nice and easy department for you: http://bit.ly/2EI625C

21/02/2018

The New Stand Dryer You’re Going To Love

Dryers are that one piece of equipment that we all need, but gosh, they can be a downright eyesore! That’s about to change, because now you can get a pastel pink dryer to go with your gorgeous salon interior. Meet the XPower Anionic Stand Dryer (B18) in Pink. This brand new dryer isn’t just a pretty face, it also comes with a stunning range of features to make sure it’s the best value for any groomer. It’s extra quiet. At only 72 decibels, this dryer is just louder than speech,... Read More