For first-time creative grooming clients, getting their pet colored can be exciting and daunting. As a creative groomer, you should be knowledgeable in the different products and be able to clearly explain to the client what to expect, in terms of color lasting time, differences between products, and so on.
Have swatches on hand, as they are a great tool to show the clients what the final color result can look like on their pet.
OPAWZ offers dyeable wool swatches, or you can create your own swatch book with snips of hair.
You can also use our free printable info posters as reference and resources for your client to learn more about creative grooming.
Consider a deposit
For more complex designs, such as lightening, multi-color, full body, coat carving, and detailed painted designs, consider having the client pay a deposit.
You will want to factor in your regular groom price, plus your labor and product cost for creative grooming.
The deposit cost can be a percentage of the total grooming cost, or even the cost of the products.
Sign a waiver form
Once you and your client have discussed the details of the groom, list out the details discussed in a waiver form.
Download and save to modify it accordingly.
Always do a patch test to test for any allergies, reactions, or sensitivities the pet may have.