Sunday Programs

Take Your Poodle Topknots to New Heights... with Hairspray!

Michelle Breen

Impress your customers with “show quality” styles. Learn step by step how to place bands and properly spray up a Poodle's topknot for the show ring, including how to put in those mysterious "wiggies". The art of spraying up a topknot is just as important as clipper and scissor work to achieving the correct look for a show trim, yet it is often overlooked by groomers. This is a must for anyone who wants to offer high end show grooms or compete with Poodles in show trims.

The Savvy Employer

Michell Evans

Michell will discuss the ins and outs of motivating, supervising and managing employees. All you wanted to be was a grooming salon owner…now you find yourself in a supervisor role. This class will discuss ways to help you cope with employees. They work hard for us, let’s work hard for them! This class is good for owners and managers.

To Shave or Not to Shave?

Dr. Cliff Faver & Suzanne Marchetti

What does the science tell us as to shave or not to shave? Why do our clients insist that we shave? What should we tell our client when they ask? This seminar will address all those hard questions that groomers face on a daily basis on this subject from a scientific perspective.

No Fluff, No Problem: Creative on Short Haired Dogs

Milena Kon

Join Barkleigh’s 2018 Creative Groomer of the Year, Milena Kon, in this interactive class to learn how to create a design on a short hair dog. In this class, Milena will teach and demonstrate, step by step, on how to come up with a design, transfer it to the dog and finish with pet safe dyes. Learn the difference between the dyes and tools available that can make your life easier, and make your salon the talk of the town. Bring in your creative clienteles by offering this quick and easy service, and see your overall revenue increase. Who says you need a fluffy dog for creative grooming!?! It won’t be you!

Everyday Schnauzer Josh's Way

Joshua Morales

Join Joshua Morales in this exciting demonstration of the pet Schnauzer trim. Make more money and spend less time executing his quick tips on setting the correct pattern and getting those eyebrows perfected. Your schnauzers should have expression while exhibiting the proper breed profile and standard of this regal breed. Josh will share his expertise so you can implement these techniques in your salon.

Mobile Scheduling: Time is Money!

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Efficient scheduling and routing will boost your income to make your business more profitable. Judi’s plan for scheduling and routing will help you optimize your work schedule. No more working weekends. Be home long before dinner. Plan vacations and schedule holidays off. Find the right clients in the right neighborhoods. More grooming + less driving = more money and fewer hours of work. That's what I'm talking about!

How to Get and Keep Regular Feline Clients

Deborah Hansen

A successful feline grooming business does not have one gimmick, but many practices that flow seamlessly together over an extended period of time to obtain and maintain cat cliental. From the first contact to post groom follow up, Deborah will share the strategies that will help you keep cat grooming clients on a regular schedule. She will also reveal what mistakes to avoid. Learn how Deborah gets her cat clients not only to ask, but insist, on pre-booking a year in advance!

Modified Bichon by Blake

Blake Hernandez

Blake reveals his quick head-turning secrets of his favorite breed! Bichons and most other small white curly coated cuties in Blake's salon leave with that quintessential round head look. Here, Blake will show us a modified bichon trim using clippers and scissors. Make sure to grab a seat and learn how to ''cut corners'' on this infinitely round and powderpuff breed.

Set It and Forget It!

Corina Stammworthy

Do you struggle every month trying to come up with ideas to get people in the door? Learn how to plan your marketing for the entire year in just one day! This class will teach you how to set up a marketing strategy that practically runs itself so you can get back to work! There will be a heavy emphasis on social media, and bringing a calendar and a notebook is strongly encouraged.

Cocker Spaniel in a Field Trim

Annie Williams

Cocker spaniels got you frustrated? Join Annie as she demonstrates her award-winning field trim on an American Cocker Spaniel. You will learn how to correctly set the pattern with ease on this highly functional pet haircut. Annie will discuss how to choose the lengths to best flatter each dog, and proper scissor techniques for both correct and incorrect cocker spaniel hair texture.

Left Out: Tools and Tips for Left Handed Groomers

Nadia Bongelli

The Right tools and tips for left handed grooming
Are you a lefty? A southpaw? Do you have trouble with finding the right tools, figuring your way around grooming techniques and feel “left out” sometimes? Come join us for this exclusive gathering of lefty groomers while we embrace our uniqueness, speak about our struggles and accomplishments and learn about what makes us a remarkable group of people.

Dog Bites and on the Job Injuries

Judi Cantu-Thacker

Dog bites and other injuries are common occurrences when dealing with difficult dogs. Join Judy in this two-hour seminar where she will cover everything from how to avoid injury using handling techniques and reading body language to liability and Workman’s Comp, if an injury does occur.
Cat and dog bites can be more serious than we really think. Even the smallest bite can disable you for days or weeks. How do you take care of it? How do you protect yourself, your employees, and your clients? What policies and procedures should you have in place? This is a must-see seminar for owners and employees alike.

Everyday Shop First Aid and Tools for Prevention

Chanel Owens

n this seminar, Chanel will discuss common accidents that occur in the shop and the treatment and prevention of such incidents. You will learn what tools are best to have in your shop for the management and prevention of injuries. Then Chanel will discuss and show you the basic necessities to keep on hand and how to build the ultimate first kit, so you are always prepared.

Welsh Terrier Clipper Cut

Valerie Partynski

In this class, Valerie will teach you the correct pattern for the Welsh terrier, and how to achieve that show look with various blades, snap-on combs, scissors, and carding.

Add-Ons and Pricing

Joey Villani

In this one-hour class, Joey will go over the five must-do’s in order to run a professional, profitable and efficient salon or mobile operation. He will cover advertising, organization, professionalism, pricing and continued business through rebooking.