Creative grooming began many years ago at the All American Show, run by Jerry Schinberg. I
am sure he had no idea what would happen from the first competition! It has grown into a very creative outlet for groomers
indeed! While some people criticize the idea of dyeing dogs, groomers are meticulous about the dyes they use which tend to
be less harsh than what people use on their own heads, most being vegetable based- the dyes that is, not the heads!
In the late 80's when I first came across creative grooming it
was very a secretive industry. When I acquired my first Poodle in 1997 I was determined to venture into the field. By that
time the groomers were becoming much more open about how to make the colours. I have fun with my creations and have yet to
replicate a creative groom- to me it is the challenge to get there and once there I have to do a different one! Enjoy the
journey I have led in this very special area of grooming!
More recently there was an article by People Magazine that highlighted
what they called Extreme Grooming, unfortunately this title seems to have caught on due to the popularity of the Internet
and the fact that the images that were highlighted with the article were copied and sent all over the World via email!