Northwest Grooming Show information coming soon!
*Last years info below

Saturday Programs

The Science Of Allergies: Real Solutions For Real Problems

Michelle Knowles

This class covers the different types of allergies and non-specific skin problems like Alopecia, Seborrhea, Dandruff and chronic itchy skin. Michelle will discuss why these things occur and the treatments that are currently used along with the latest topical treatments and techniques that can help alleviate these frustrating skin issues.

The Adorable Teddy Bear Trim

Chris Pawlosky

This one-style-fits-all trim is the cutest trim ever. It is adjustable, low maintenance and your customers will love it as much as you love doing it. See Chris create a great pet style during this program.

Bread & Butter Grooming: Mixed Breed Makeover

Kathy Rose

Kathy has been perfecting mixed breed styles for more than three decades at her salon. Learn how to create stunning styles that conform to each dog’s structure and suits the personality of both the client and the dog. Kathy will turn ordinary mutts into extraordinary pets to be proud of! Learn how to adapt breed profiles from purebreds to create gorgeous mixed breed hairstyles.

Effectively Selling Add-Ons

Brett Wilson

Tired of adding more dogs each and every day to your schedule to make ends meet? Have you raised prices as much as possible for your area but want more? We have all been there. Join Brett as he discusses creating add-ons that truly work and sell, as well as creating Spa Packages your customers will go crazy for. You will be amazed at how much revenue you can generate by doing very little additional work! Who doesn’t love that?

Thinning Shears: A Groomer’s Best Kept Secret!

Jonathan David

Jonathan believes thinning shears are one of his most useful cutting tools. He executes entire haircuts on a variety of coat types using thinning shears alone. In this live dog demonstration-style seminar, he’ll share his use of the “scissor over comb” techniques that he has learned and developed into his own personal style. The “soft looking” lines of thinners vs. the blunt cut of a scissor results in smooth layering and a natural looking finish incomparable to any other. And with the use of thinning shears you can achieve any length trim without being limited to snap-on combs.

The Revolutionary Groomer

Sarah Ottinger

In this in-depth seminar, Sarah will teach healthy and effective techniques to uplift the attitude, decrease stress and exhaustion, attack negativity, increase energy, and create a positive and thriving salon work environment that will maximize profit and success. This class is designed to put you on top of your game and bring out the best salon in town. Attitude is everything. Learn about the five senses, how they affect our attitude and how to positively influence these senses by creating a happier, healthier lifestyle while on the clock. Some of the exciting topics Sarah will discuss are energy /metabolism boosting snacks/meals, the diffuser and effective oils, salon design and order, quick and easy workouts, building confidence, tips and so much more!
You won't want to miss this revitalizing class. Become the BEST YOU and build the BEST SALON.

Difficult Dog Days With Tammy

Tammy Siert

Have you ever felt stressed the minute you see a particular dog on your schedule? Is this dog difficult? Is the client difficult? Tammy will give you tips for dealing with these difficult dogs and client. Learn how this can actually help your bottom line by advertising that your experienced in handling dogs that require special needs. Whether it’s a dog that bites and hates grooming or an old dog that can’t stand. Tammy will help you understand the signs that dogs give and techniques to help make their experience the best one yet.

How Much Should You Charge For Your Grooming Services?

Michell Evans

We all want to know the answer to this question and the answer is in your budget! This workshop will walk you through the process of creating a business budget for your salon. Please bring a good estimate of your expenses, a calculator, and a pen. I will provide a worksheet for you to fill out. This workshop will help you determine what you need to charge in order to meet your goals.

Anatomy Of Hand Stripping And The Tools Of The Trade

Michelle Knowles

This class will cover anatomy, skin, and needs of the wire coat. It will also demystify handstripping tools and how to use them. This is an excellent starter class for those who are interested in knowing more about this method.

Salon Creative Add-On Services

Angela Kumpe & Lori Craig

Angela and Lori will show you several new products for quick add-on creative services in the salon as well as covering several you may have seen before but just didn’t know how they were achieved . Some of the topics will include chalking, Swarovski crystals, iron in accessories, quick touches of color, glitter designs, and creative finishing touches.

Bichon Profiles Made Easy

Shannon Moore

Join Shannon for a quick and easy approach to setting a correct pattern on a Bichon. Whether it’s a show trim or a pet trim, keep your Bichons looking the way they are supposed to!

De-Matting De-Mystified

Linda Easton

Don’t let de-matting get you down. Learn tips and tools to make this a profitable add-on for your business. With Linda’s system, getting rid of mats doesn’t have to be painful for you or the dogs! Linda will also share tips on taking matted and pelted dogs shorter without having to shave them bald. Yes, there is a way for EVERY dog. Get paid what you are worth for doing a pet friendly job.

“Me Too” Grooming Shop: Set Yourself Apart From The Competition

Dr. Cliff Faver & Suzanne Marchetti

If your grooming salon is just like everyone else, why would people come to you? Let’s look into niche marketing and talk about how you can beat the competition in your area. Find new ways to work smarter, not harder to increase your income!

How To Add Cat Grooming To Your Salon

Mary Oquendo

Cat grooming is an under-tapped market. Let Mary walk you through adding cat grooming to your existing business or better yet, become your area's cat only grooming facility. Some of the topics covered will be pricing, setup for cat grooming (shop, house call, and mobile), and marketing.

Big And Beautiful: The Standard Poodle

Jay Scruggs

If there's a single breed that you're certain to find coming to you for grooming, it's the Poodle. All of them – no matter what trim style their owners select – should be elegant, well-balanced, and scissored. Grooming difficult feet, achieving a beautiful topknot, and getting that overall balanced look are not the easiest tasks in the world. Jay will demonstrate techniques and short cuts, provide timesaving tips, and show you how to do quick and stylish everyday pet trims.

The Complete Mobile Groomer: Nuts And Bolts

Mary Oquendo

The goal of this seminar is to familiarize you with the details of being a mobile groomer so you can make decisions that work for your needs. Topics in this seminar include scheduling, routing, contacting clients, gen vs. invertor vs. cords, size/breeds/cats, extra services, retail, supplies, equipment, and environment.