About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Question

Why do owners grab a chunk of hair in the middle of the head and cut when they want the hair shorter over the eyes?

Why do they cut a big hole smack-dab in the middle of the head?

How do they expect me to fix it?

Okay....so that was three questions.

This little lady came in the other day.

Her Mom had chopped a hole out in the middle of her topknot.

I guess she wanted to get her point across that she wanted the topknot shorter over the eyes.

 It actually looks a little better after the bath and blow dry, but there is still a deep hole right smack-dab in the middle.

I always take my topknots short over the eyes.

I learned very early in my grooming career that the hair growing out over the eyes is what a lot of  customers complain the most about.

They just don't seem to realize that know matter how short I take the hair over the eyes, it is going to grow back out (over the eyes) before the next grooming.

Here I scissored the topknot like I normally would.
The hole still showed too much.

So, I took the topknot shorter than usual.

The hole was still there, but not as noticeable.

I wish that they would just wait until they came in with the dog.
I will take it shorter over the eyes if you tell me to.
Really I will!
Just ask. :)

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. Do you start your topknot by the outter corner of the eye or a litter undr the outtet corner of the eye??

  2. Hi again Jessica,
    Most of my poodles, I start at the outer corner of the eye, but it depends on the dog and the type of head and hair that the dog has.
    I really don't think that some things in grooming can be strictly uniform on every dog. Even dogs of the same breed can be shaped differently. I go by how I want the finished cut to look. I hope this make some sense to you. :)
    Lisa, MFF

  3. Wow, beautiful fix! I admire groomers. I don't know that I could do it. :)

  4. Hi Jacki!
    Thank you very much. :)
    Lisa, MFF