Back to school is always a fun time—just about everyone has high hopes for the year and is ready to go with new clothes, new shoes and bookbag filled with new school supplies
But what about all those aspiring groomers who are heading off to grooming schools for the first time?
What should they pack in their bags?
While each grooming school is different, here is a list of basic supplies that our staff groomers believe no aspiring groomer should be without.
- Brushes (Slicker Brushes--small and large, Pin Brush, Rubber Brush)
- Combs (Greyhound Comb, a wider toothed Poodle Comb, or a Handled Comb if you prefer)
- Dematting Tools (Rakes, Stripping Knives, Shedding Blades, Dematting Combs)
- Detangler (The Stuff, GloCoat)
- Ear Cleaner and Ear Power (Top Performance ProEar Ear Cleaner, Gimborn Ear Powder)
- Nail Care Products (Nail Clipper, Styptic Powder)
- Finishing Sprays and Colognes
- Shears (One pair each of 8 1/2" straight shears, 8 1/2" 88-style shears, 8 1/2" curved shears, a smaller ball tip shear for feet and thinning shears)
- Clippers (You should have a clipper and a backup. You don't want to lose a day or more of work if a clipper goes dead on you).
- Blades (You will need at least two each of the #10, #7 or #7F, #5 or #5F, and one each of the #30, #40, #4 or #4F blades.
- Snap-On Combs (At least a set of six, preferable 12 combs)
- Blade Case (to protect your valuable investments)
You May Also Want to Pack:
- A Bathing Apron (To keep dry around the tub)
- Grooming Nooses (It's always helpful to have a spare one handy)
- Grooming Pants, Smocks and Jackets (Stay dry and look like a pro)
- Extra Slicker Brushes (They wear out fast)
- Disinfectant (Prevent germs from spreading)
- Books, Videos and DVDs (For additional learning and handy how-to guides)