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Michelle Knowles

Seborrhea: Is It Just a Symptom?

Seborrhea: Is It Just a Symptom?

We all have our weekly clients; those with the “special” skin pets who come in with a bag of “special” products that keep their smelly, flaky and oily pets tolerable.

Those of You That Mobile, We Solute You!

Those of You That Mobile, We Solute You!

The very first job I had in grooming was in a mobile unit. I was very inexperienced but eager to start grooming dogs. When I first started, there was no fleet of beautiful units to choose from.

Retail Your Spa

Retail Your Spa

The wonderful world of passive income—retail! It should literally be selling itself. There are so many salons that are getting into the retail mindset and there are so many things to offer that it can be a bit overwhelming.

Skin Comes First: There Is No Hair Without It!

Skin Comes First: There Is No Hair Without It!

Skin is a wonderfully versatile covering for a body. It is the largest organ and performs many functions. It helps retain heat, insulates against cold, and contains the nerve endings to navigate objects and pressure from our surroundings.

It's Hair, Not Warfare: A Primer on Shedding

It’s Hair, Not Warfare: A Primer on Shedding

Many misconceptions exist about how, where and why our pets shed and what we, as groomers, can do about it. There are many products on the market to address this very real concern but still so many questions about which is the best one and if they really even work.

Special Techniques for Special Needs Pets

Special Techniques for Special Needs Pets

Little Louie the Yorkie came to see me today. He is a special needs baby with neurological issues, he can’t stand for very long and lays down for practically the entire process.

Big Things a New Groomer Should Know

Big Things a New Groomer Should Know

Rainbow colored animals fascinate, and Asian inspired trims are all the rage. The competition dogs look like pictures out of a magazine, but what about the details for the up and coming groomer?

dirty shampoo

Dirty Shampoo!?! Keeping Your Cosmetics Clean

Grooming products come in every conceivable size and shape of container. Gallon jugs, tubes, jars and bottles are some of the many ways our products are delivered to our shops and salons.

shear talk lefties need love to

Shear Talk: Lefties Need Love To

I remember how excited I was when I was able to purchase my very first pair of custom shears. It had taken six months to save for them and I babied them and cleaned them and had a special case to house them in. I also remember arriving at work one day and I couldn’t find them anywhere.

Don't Be A Grinch

Don’t Be A Grinch! Surviving The Stress Of The Holiday Rush

It is easy to become frustrated with the huge demands that are made of us at this time of year. Here are some tips on how to combat overwhelming schedules which can lead to hot tempers, client miscommunication and perhaps mistakes and injuries.

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