What’s In, What’s Out: Puppy Grooming Trends for 2013 Polly Blitzer
If your dog's fastitious about flaunting fur, it's time to update that style. Certified Master Groomer Tom Bedid, owner of Doggy Stylez Grooming in NYC, shares the latest trends sweeping Manhattan's canine elite.
Ready to make Boo jealous?
Teddy Bear Clip Polly Blitzer
She'll strut her stuff at the dog run with this cuddly cut. This style is ideal for poodles and poodle mixes, because "the hair is curly and fluffy, so you can shape it more," says Bedid of his topiary technique.
The look: curvy legs, tapered feet, round face, tight clipping around the eyes, short ears, puffy top of head.
The Japanese Teddy Bear Polly Blitzer
Tokyo's teddy cut features flared legs that look like bell bottoms. It adds prance to their gate as they walk. "New Yorkers don't ask for this so much. They like even feet. To be honest with you, the dog stays cleaner that way," says Bedid.
Tip: Fluff the coat at home with a slicker brush or finishing comb.Photo by: http://www.examiner.comAdvertisement
The Lion Cut Polly Blitzer
Rawwwwwwr. Your dog can expect a buzzed body paired with a bushy face and tail tip. "I use thinning shears to taper the tail like a candle or carrot," Bedid says of his Carnegie Hill canine style.
The Puppy Cut Polly Blitzer
Anti-aging for dogs?!
Yes. The fur's cut to look even all over, with a textured, feathered effect to mimic a puppy's soft plushness. Bedid uses a skip-tooth blade or 10-inch hand scissors to give the fur a "slightly shaggy" look.
Tip: "Crop the ears at a 45-degree angle. It looks more youthful," Bedid suggests.Advertisement
The Brushout Polly Blitzer
This is a doggy blowout. Plain and simple.
Like your blowout, it involves a shampoo, blowdry and thorough brushing. The resulting smooth, silky strands flatter labs, goldens, huskies and Alaskan breeds.
Tip: Bedid brushes a second time "to remove dead hair in the undercoat."Advertisement
The Mohawk Polly Blitzer
Does your Frenchie have attitude? Go punk, but skip the color. . .
OUT: Dye Jobs Polly Blitzer
Doggy dye is essentially food coloring (read: safe), but we don't endorse painted pets. Fur colorists are still in demand, however. "This one guy wanted me to dye his dog like the Italian flag. Red, green and white," says Bedid.
OUT: Snooki Polly Blitzer
Even Snooki herself deserted The Bump.Photo by: funnypetspicture.blogspot.com
OUT: Snowball Polly Blitzer
Cute, but come on. . .Advertisement
OUT: High-Maintenance Polly Blitzer
Who has the time?Photo by: jokeroo.com
OUT: Wigs & Combovers Polly Blitzer
Donald Trump called. He wants his toupée back.