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Professional Advice

28/01/2018
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Six Coat Issues & How to Fix Them With Shampoo!

It’s National Pet Wellness Month this October, and what better way to start than with making sure that the skin and coat looks and feels fantastic? Dog coats come in many forms, and as a groomer, you might come up with coats that are actually quite difficult to manage. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with a few shampoos that should make your life easier! Problem #1: Greasiness Luckily for you, there are plenty of degreasing shampoos to choose from. Our favourites are Groomers Tangerine and Grapefruit Shampoo, Groomers... Read More

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

17/11/2017
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Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Keep Stress-Free

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. Groomers Christmas Survival Guide: Keep Stress-Free -Get Organised We know you’re pretty well-organised – you do have a salon to... Read More

26/10/2017
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Christmas Is Coming!

Christmas is just two months away! It’s the time of year when everyone wants to cosy up with their family and friends, and their pets are certainly no exception! To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve brought out a selection of Limited Edition Festive Fragrances that we think you’ll love! They come in shampoo and fragrance spray form, so dogs will smell fantastic and be able to have a top up later, too! Here’s a run down of our scents for this year: Christmas Time Rich, zesty... 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

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

21/08/2017
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Brilliant Bathing Bargains!

If you’re looking to bulk-buy some shampoos for your salon this month, you really don’t want to miss out on this offer! Get fantastic savings when you buy four 5L shampoos and get one more for free on the Groomers website. This offer is only available online! Shop Now: http://bit.ly/2vhJAXC