The methods outlined in this informative book have been time tested for more than 20 years by Melissa Verplank and her team. By reducing complex methods and techniques to easy-to-understand terms, Melissa has helped hundreds of stylists quickly master the skills and patterns necessary to groom hundreds of different breeds. Each dog looks unique because of its physical shape, size, color, and coat texture.
A key to becoming a highly successful pet stylist is the ability to easily transfer your skills from one pet to the next. The trims outlined within these pages are:
- Designed for pet dogs in typical family settings
- Easy to understand with simple terms and techniques
- Designed to bring out the best look for your clients
- Filled with photos and illustrations
This one-of-a-kind guide illustrate how to transfer your skills from one pet to the next. Photographs and illustrations walk you through the 141 pages of easy-to-understand terms and techniques.
About the Author
Melissa Verplank CMG started as a kennel assistant in 1977, and by 1979, was bathing and grooming pets in a large boarding facility. In 1983, she established “Four Paws Mobile Grooming” which grew to a fleet of six mobile units and a salon based operation in Grandville, Michigan that, in 1992, would become The Paragon School of Pet Grooming. In 1985, Melissa become a Certified Master Stylist under two voluntary testing organisations. By 1990, she ranked as one of the top six stylists in the United States and was a member of GroomTeam USA, representing the U.S. in world team competition in France. After her success in the contest area, Melissa became a respected judge and speaker at industry events and functions. From 1997- 98, she was the coordinator for GroomTeam USA. From 2004 to 2006 she sat on the Groom Team USA board.