Need a work-cation? How about to the beautiful mountains of Washington state? The Northwest Grooming Show returns to rugged Tacoma, WA! Mark your calendars for April 23rd-26th, 2015 and join us for a fun and education packed grooming show at the Murano Convention Center.
Thursday kicks off with the always popular, day long Brusher/Bather Certificate Program. You can also choose from the four hour Asian Freestyle Workshop or the AKC Salon Certification: Safety in the Shop. In the AKC Salon Certification program you will learn the standards and best practices focused on canine health and safety in the grooming shop.
Thursday evening programs will be It’s My Way…On the Highway, a 2 hour seminar on everything mobile with Judi Cantu-Thacker. And top groomer Chris Pawlosky will also be doing her 2 hour seminar, Applying Art to Your Grooming, where you will learn how to prefect your grooms from the best!
Friday day long programs include the Difficult Dog series, Teri DiMarino’s Groomer’s Business Summit; whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned groomer/shop owner, there’s something for you to learn in these seminars. And our third Friday program is the AKC Poodle Class taught by Sue Zecco. This is a 6 hour course that will focus on the history, physiology, and temperament of the poodle, then end with a demo of a breed standard grooming.
Friday evening will feature two new programs, Abstract Creative Runway: From Clippers to Catwalk with Kelly Knight and Cat Grooming: Oh Yes You Can! taught by Adrienne Kawamura. Both topics are great add-on services to any salon.
The rest of the weekend is filled with great seminars with tons to learn. Some of the topics include Creative grooming, groomer and pet health, products, tools, cat grooming, and many great live demos.
The trade show will be open Friday-Sunday and will be filled with vendors ready to sell. Friday evening from 8:00-10:00 Groomer to Groomer will be hosting a Meet & Greet Cocktail Party that will give you a chance to relax and socialize with fellow groomers.
Grooming contests will be going on all weekend and will be free to watch with admission to the trade show.
Sunday morning will feature the Rescue Round-Up Tournament and Sunday afternoon is the always prevalent Creative Styling competition.
So take a few days off, grab a friend, and head out to Tacoma for this exciting grooming show. We guarantee there will be something to learn, something to buy, and something to see!