This cute little mixed-breed is getting a short trim all over with a Miniature Schnauzer-style face. And, to add some extra personality, a colored mohawk!
FIG. 1 To start the mohawk, I work the dye in from the center outward so that the hair can sit in a clump in the center of the head. After the dye has processed, has been rinsed out and the dog has been bathed and dried, I begin the groom.
FIG. 2 I use a reverse blade on the trunk of this dog. His hair is thin and lays down so this will give me the best results in the shortest amount of time.
FIG. 3 I then place my thumb near the tuck-up and roll it upward to create a smooth and safe place to reverse-clip this area.
FIG. 4 I repeat this process in order to work safely around the armpit.
FIG. 5 Tilting the head upwards gives you control of the dog as well as creates a taut and smooth surface to clip.
FIG. 6 Every dog has twists and swirls of hair going in different directions so you have to clip in every direction to get a smooth finish.
FIG. 7 On the face of this dog, I follow Miniature Schnauzer face patterns and use a #5F blade so it isn’t too short.
FIG. 8 I then use a thinning shear on the inside corner of the eyes.
FIG. 9 I use a reversed curved scissor to bring the eyebrows in tight from the corner of the eye and angle them towards the center of the nose.
FIG. 10 I then switch to a shorter blade and go with the grain on the legs.
FIG. 11 Moving to the mohawk, I use hairspray from the center outward in order to create maximum hold.
FIG. 12 To finish, I use a curved scissor to trim the mohawk for a fuller look.
This silky smoothie is a trim that every groomer should have in their arsenal. As for mohawks, they can end up on any breed in any trim, and I find that the hairspray and finish tipping really sets mine a part. Remember, salon styling is for the dog, the client and yourself to work together to make the dog cute and happy! ✂️