MICHELL EVANS WAS A
GROOMTEAM USA MEMBER
FROM 2009 TO 2013.
Many of us have been watching the top groomers work during
the grooming contests and marvel at their expertise. In your
opinion, how much of their success can be attributed to innate,
natural talent, and how much of it is just old-fashioned hard
work and practice?
Michell Evans: In my experience, it takes a little of both. All
talent takes practice. Musicians, painters and athletes all
have to practice their art and skills. Some people have
an eye for grooming, and some don’t. I, for example,
could practice tennis until the cows come home, and I
will never be a world-renowned tennis player. I am just
not wired that way or built that way.
In your experience working with grooming students, what qual-
ities do you look for in a grooming trainee? What qualities does
a trainee need to possess in order to succeed in your field?
Evans: Fundamentally, a grooming candidate needs a
sound body and endless patience. This is a very physical
job that requires a fit, strong body. Learning to groom is
a tedious process that requires patience and the ability
to keep everything in perspective. It is easy to get too
intensely involved with a dog and its haircut. It takes a
person who can decide when a style is good enough and
when a dog has had enough.
Do you think that today’s up-and-coming groomers are holding
themselves to higher standards? Or is there still a way to go to
Award-winning groomer Michell Evans reveals what it takes
to become a show-stopping groomer.
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