I love looking at pictures of Japanese Groomings.
I think that the dogs are so cute.
It is fun to see dogs groomed in different ways.
I would like to try some of these cuts on some of my customers dogs, but some of these cuts are so different from how American groomers groom, that I am not sure if my customers would like it.
So, I am always on the lookout for a customers dog that is overgrown and they want it clipped down short.
If I have time, I like to try different cuts on the dog, because all I have to do is clip the cut off if it didn't turn out.
Today I had a toy poodle in that was a little over grown.
His owners wanted his face scissored tight and round.
So I thought, why don't I try scissoring the head the way I saw in one of the pictures of a Japanese groom.
It did not come out quite the way I pictured it.
The peak on the head is crooked, and he did not have enough hair on the top of his nose to make it as round as I wanted.
I wish that he had had enough hair on his leg to do the big poofy bell shaped legs that I see on so many of the Japanese grooming.
I wish that I could have done something different to his ears, but I had to leave them along.
After I finished playing with his head for awhile, I scissored his head the way his owners wanted.
I think he liked the other head better.
He looks so sad now.
Big changes going on in his house.
His Mom is having a baby.
He won't be the baby anymore and I think that makes him sad.
I'll keep looking for dogs to practice on.
Hopefully I'll get better.
If I get some nice pictures, I might just display them and see what my customers think of the different types of grooms.
If you would like to see some really nice Japanese grooming (with a lot of creative mixed in) go to this link...Starwood
There are a lot of pictures to see. :)
Happy Grooming, MFF