Achieving vibrant and unique dog hair colors for black dog in creative grooming has become a popular trend, and Courtney Christison, a professional groomer from USA, is here to share her expertise on how to create a stunning look through lightening and dyeing. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into Courtney's step-by-step process for achieving a head-turning dog hair colors for dark-haired dog.


Preparing for Lightening: OPAWZ Lightening Cream

Lightening is a crucial step in achieving a vibrant hair color for dark-haired dogs.
Here's how she does it:

When applying the lightening cream, Courtney uses a clever technique by covering the areas she wants to avoid with press and seal wrap. This prevents the unwanted lightening of specific sections of the dog hair.

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Fig.1 - “I use press and seal to cover area I wanted to avoid.” by Courtney Christison



Approximately one-fourth of the lightening cream was used. It's essential to distribute the cream evenly, making sure that it covers all the targeted areas.


Allows the lightening cream to sit for 30 minutes. This duration may vary depending on the dog hair type and desired level of lightness. (The lightening process is different depending on the dog’s hair/skin type, condition of the hair, and how it’s applied.)

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Fig.2 - " I used about 1/4 of lightning cream I had, and only did one round letting sit for 30 minutes." by Courtney Christison

OPAWZ Lightening Cream is for Professional Use ONLY.

  • Always follow the lightening cream product instructions and perform a patch test on the dog's skin before proceeding with the full lightening process to ensure there are no adverse reactions.
  • Allow 24-48 hours to pass to observe any delayed reactions. During this time, keep an eye on the patch test area for any signs of discomfort or adverse reactions.
  • Remember that different dogs may have different sensitivities and allergies, so what works for one dog may not work for another. If your dog does have an adverse reaction to a product during the patch test, it's essential to discontinue use and consult with a veterinarian for guidance or treatments. Always prioritize your dog's health and safety first.

The Fun Part: Applying The Pet Hair Color

After successfully lightening the black dog hair to the desired level, Let’s moves on to the exciting part –applying pet hair dyes.
Here's the detailed process from Courtney Christison:

Just like during the lightening process, Courtney utilizes press and seal wrap to cover the areas she wishes to avoid coloring. This ensures precision and prevents pet hair dyes from spreading where it's not wanted.

Color Mixing:

Mixed the colors in transitioning areas. For a seamless gradient effect, she combines equal parts of two shades, creating a harmonious blend. In this particular case, she used Adorable Pink, Purple, and Blue.


Use a brush to apply the mixed colors, ensuring thorough coverage and precise application. For reference, she uses approximately one-third of each bottle of Adorable Pink and Purple, and a full trail/sample tube of Blue. However, the amount of color you need may vary depending on the length and thickness of the dog hair.

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Fig.2 - "Again using press and seal to cover area I wanted to avoid, I used a brush to apply color- mixed about 1/2 and 1/2 in transitioning areas, this job I used about 1/3 of bottle for both Adorable Pink, and  Purple, and full trail/sample tube of blue. " by Courtney Christison



Courtney's choice of colors demonstrates her creative flair. Remember that your color choices are entirely up to you, so feel free to experiment and express the unique coloring style. Don't hesitate to unleash your creativity when choosing colors.

Tip Box:

After achieving the desired color, consider using pet color shampoos and conditioners to maintain the vibrancy of the colors between grooming sessions. 

By following this lightening process and taking care with each application, you can achieve the same stunning coloring results for a dark-haired dog!


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Witness the remarkable before-and-after images of beloved pets who have been treated to the magic touch of lightening cream by expert dog groomers. Hope you can be inspired by the artistry creative grooming ideas as they work their grooming wizardry and the boundless possibilities in the world of creative pet grooming.


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