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Dog Grooming Advice

12/01/2018
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How To Groom Greasy Haired Dogs

Greasy, dirty dog hair can sometimes be really difficult to tame, especially when you’re trying to create perfection! Here are our top tips to help you get that all-important professional finish on greasy hair: Bathing First, you need a squeaky clean base. A good degreaser like Chubbs bars or Julie Harris Signature Strip Down Shampoo should do it. If the hair is really greasy, why not begin with a pre-wash? Use one of our Value range shampoos or our Intensives range to wash out shed hair, dirt and other nasties... Read More

24/11/2017
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Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Take Extra Care of Yourself

Christmas is a really busy time for any groomer, and your books have probably been closed for weeks! We know how important it is for you to have a good holiday season and make your money, but we also know how difficult it can be for you! That’s why we’ve written our Groomers Survival Guide, which aims to give advice and tips for keeping yourself healthy through the festive season. We wanted to share our advice and give tips on what to use and why, from dog paw cleaner to... Read More

29/09/2017
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Stressed Pets In The Salon!

Halloween and fireworks night isn’t too far away, and we know that it can be a tough time to be a pet. However, pets aren’t just stressed during the holidays, as pet professionals can attest! Why Do Pets Get Stressed? Pets can get nervous or agitated in your grooming salon for a plethora of reasons. It could be a change of routine, past experiences, high skin sensitivity, dislike of loud noises, possible injury, separation anxiety, or it could be from travelling to you. Older dogs that may be disoriented, especially... Read More

22/09/2017
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Julie Harris Signature Advice: 8 Tips For Speedy Grooming

As part of our Julie Harris Signature Grooming Advice, Julie has written this fantastic blog based on questions that you asked us on the Groomers facebook page! Jo Silk-Smith asked for tips on speeding up grooming, and here’s Julie’s response: As groomers we all have strengths and weaknesses and being able to speed up to give the dogs in our care less time standing, and a few minutes extra break for ourselves between grooms is always advantageous. The first thing we need to do is really look at our grooming... Read More

18/09/2017
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4 Ways to Prevent Clipper Lines

Do you keep getting clipper lines and wonder what you can do to stop them? Never fear, in this blog, we’ll tell you how to get the best finish: Make sure you blades are sharp and oiled regularly. The sharper and faster the blade, the smoother the finish. Good clipper maintenance is key! Make sure that undercoat is out! Any coat that still has dead hair inside while you’re clipping is more likely to create clipper lines. Brush, blast and rake your way through that coat until all excess hair... Read More

11/09/2017
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Back To School? We Can Help With That!

Are you a brand new grooming student this year? We’re here to help you with any questions you have, plus we have a fantastic range of money-saving bundles to choose from to start you off on your grooming journey. Here are 4 of our favourites that should see you through your year! Groomers Professional Best Sellers Kit – £49.00 for 10 best selling shampoos and sprays Groomers Elite Top 10 Tools Bundle – £50.00 for 10 essential grooming tools Roseline 4 Piece Scissor Set – £155 for a 4 pack... Read More

24/08/2017
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3 Tips For Healthy Hands After Scissoring

As a groomer, your hands go through a lot. This two-part series of blogs are designed to make sure that your hands are well cared for. Here are our top tips for Scissoring! Avoiding Injury While scissoring for prolonged periods, your hand ideally needs to be in a very relaxed position, with your thumb doing the opening and closing. We recommend that for finishing you buy scissors that have an offset, ergonomically-designed handle. Some scissors also have special features such as a free-moving thumb or ‘neutral’ grip. These can really... Read More

16/08/2017
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Blast and Detangle With Ease

As you know, blasters go hand in hand with a good de-shedding session, but to make it easier, you need a good detangler. Adding detangling spray and a detangling shampoo to the process makes it much easier to allow the loose hair to be blown or brushed out of the coat. We’ve made it easy for you this month by giving you a free Groom and Detangle spray with every online order of an XPower blaster! Find the offer here: http://bit.ly/2i2F1it

14/08/2017
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Convex Edge Scissors and Why You Need Them!

What Is A Convex Edge? Convex is the shape given to a blade where the surface is curved similarly to the exterior of a circle. It tapers down to a fine point on the cutting edge. Why Are They Great For Groomers? The fine point at the edge of the blade allows for an extremely sharp cutting edge that tends to last longer than that of a bevelled, serrated cutting edge. This extra sharp blade means that you can have clean, precise scissoring, which is perfect for finishing work on... Read More