Pet Product News International March 2018
In professional grooming, products that offer safety for pets and groomers
as well as opportunities to pump up services reign.
STEVE NICOLOSI, national sales manager for
Glo-Marr Pet Products in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
GINA DIAL, vice president of sales and marketing for John Paul Pet in Austin, Texas
DANIELLE GALLO, marketing product manager
for Andis Co. in Sturtevant, Wis.
MEGAN MOUSER, global education manager,
animal division, for Andis Co. in Sturtevant, Wis.
CARMEN SLAVEN, marketing product manager
for Conair Corp. in Stamford, Conn.
FRANK BICKLEY, owner of Westhampton Pet in
Westhampton Beach, N. Y.
CONNIE BAILEY, senior manager of grooming
operations for The Pet Club in Phoenix
PET PRODUCT NEWS: Tell us about the
trends you are seeing in professional sup-
plies, tools and equipment for groomers,
and where they are coming from.
STEVE NICOLOSI: We are seeing more
requests for boutique or spa-type products, from foaming facial shampoos to
finishing sprays to designer colognes.
GINA DIAL: In shampoo, botanicals,
widely known for their healing properties. Pet care is being influenced by
current trends in the human market.
It is safe to assume that trends in the
beauty industry would filter down to
the pet industry in shampoos and conditioners since those who purchase pet
shampoo are the same demographic,
and we are “humanizing” our pets
more and more.
CONNIE BAILEY: There are a lot of new
deshedding shampoos and condition-
ers on the market; everyone’s coming
out with their own. Deshedding is a
big upsell for the industry, and these
shampoos and conditioners help
with the blowing-, drying- and pull-
ing-out undercoat. Also, the large,
8.5-inch chunker is a great tool to re-
place straight shears because it works
to soften the look on any haircut for a
CARMEN SLAVEN: Ergonomic grooming tools and cordless, quiet tools for a
comfortable setting with pets.
DANIELLE GALLO: We’re seeing a shift to
electric clippers, which give groomers
multiple speed options. Groomers like
having flexibility in their tools when
working with different-sized animals
and varied temperaments. The ability
to speed the clipper up or down has
proven very useful.
MEGAN MOUSER: Tools seem to be getting brighter and smaller than ever before. I think this comes from a space of
individuality and more groomers wanting to personalize their workspaces.
FRANK BICKLEY: Grooming isn’t about
your equipment; it’s about your
BY SANDY CHEBAT
Pet owners will always have a need for professional
groomers, so it’s important that groomers stay
current on industry trends.