Salon for Man's Best Friend
The complicated and fascinating world of the grooming salon
The complicated and fascinating world of the salon is explored via such issues as:
What the various, essential areas of a salon and how they work, separately and together.
Why workflow such an important concept when trying to understand how to improve salon safety and efficiency.
Why is the Office Area important, especially to salon managers and owners.
Why is a Green Area important, and what aspects of upkeep must be considered.
Why traffic flow and first impressions so important in consideration of your Reception Area.
What equipment, policies, and procedures must be understood for a well-functioning Reception Area.
How does a Retail Area fit into your Reception Area
Should the Retail Area be completely separate and why.
What happens in the Evaluation Area that makes it one of the most important areas of the salon.
Equipment included in a well-functioning Evaluation Area.
Main considerations in terms of safety and traffic flow in the Holding Area (Kennel Area).
The state-of-the-art choices you must make for the safety of your staff and pets in your Holding Area.
Why efficiency, traffic flow, and equipment choices so significant in your Grooming and Styling Area.
How your choices of equipment in your Bathing Area determine efficiency and safety for your staff and pets.
The safety considerations that define the Drying Area.
The Laundry Area focuses on the daily functioning of your salon.
Considerations that should influence your decisions regarding the Rest-room Area, Utility Area, Storage Area, and Break Area.
What tools and equipment necessary for the functioning of the ultimate pet grooming salon.
What stripping knives are necessary.
How you choose clippers, blades, and snap-on combs for your salon.
What scissors and thinning shears are necessary.
Why wire cutters a necessity in every salon.
What types of towels do you need, and how should you organize them.
What tools and equipment do you need to provide the utmost safety for both the pet and the professional.
What types of bathing safety gear are necessary for every salon.
What safety regulations and rules must be abided by, for the safety of pets and professionals alike.
What is OSHA, and what rules does it have in place for salons.
What eye care products are a necessity in all salons.
What ear care products are a necessity in all salons.
What oral care products are a necessity in all salons.
What keeps the dog's mouth healthy and clean.
What foot and nail care products must be known to all professionals.
Why colognes for pets useful in a salon.
Skincare products are available on the market, and how and why should you use them.
What decorative products will enhance your artistry and please pet families.
Why knowledge of all the types of shampoo essential.
How knowledge of conditioners enhances your expertise.
What are product stabilizers and how do they work.
What are coat gels and how do they work.
What sanitizing products are necessary to make your salon shine and keep it sanitary and healthy for professionals and pets alike.
How pets are received from their families in the reception area.
How you standardize the evaluation of the pet when it arrives, so that pricing may be uniformly established, and then communicated clearly to the pet family.
The correct methods of transporting the pet through the salon for safety and efficiency.
The correct methods of placing and removing the pet from the kennels.
The correct methods for placing and removing the pet on the drying grooming and styling table.
Correct methods for placing and removing the pet from the bathing station.
The type of pet monitoring procedures that must be in place to ensure the safety of every pet at your salon.
What is the buddy system, and how does it work to facilitate safety and efficiency for pets and staff alike.
Procedures must be in place for handling an emergency situation in the salon.
What types of emergencies are likely to occur, and how do the procedures for them differ.
Layout and Design Introduction
Retail Area Introduction
Grooming Area Introduction
Bathing Area Introduction
Drying Area Introduction
Overall Salon Workflow
Outdoor Green Area
Grooming Tools Introduction
Slicker Brush Introduction
Slicker Brush/Universal Introduction
Pin Brush Introduction
Rubber Brush Introduction
Grooming Glove Introduction
Deshedding/Carding Tools Introduction
Undercoat Rake Introduction
Clipper Blades Introduction
Snap-On Combs Introduction
Scissors and Shears Introduction
Thinning Shear Introduction
Nail Trimmer Introduction
Brushing Tools Introduction
Stripping Knives Introduction
Pet's Safety Devices
Professional's Safety Devices
Product and Supply Safety and Organization
Skin Care Products
Salon Procedures Introduction
Check-In and Check-Out Procedures
Pet Monitoring Procedure
Handling an Emergency
Receiving Pet in Salon
Evaluating and Pricing Dog for Grooming
Transporting Pets Through the Salon
Placing and Removing Dogs from Kennels
Placing and Removing Pets from Drying, Grooming and Styling Tables
Placing and Removing Pets from the Bathing Station
Presenting the Pet to the Family
Notification to the Pet Family - Technical Skills Incident