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Old 12-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, I attempted the inverted V and it looks a bit better, but we will see if it still flops over after awhile. My V doesn't really look like a V (is it supposed to)? Maybe its because I only have scissors, so I do it all without clippers? I just wish it would stay up!
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Well, I attempted the inverted V and it looks a bit better, but we will see if it still flops over after awhile. My V doesn't really look like a V (is it supposed to)? Maybe its because I only have scissors, so I do it all without clippers? I just wish it would stay up!
In order for it to stay up, you need to either band it or trim it....it's too long to stand up on its own. Plus he may still have puppy hair which is softer and floppier. Did you see how I scissored Trev's tk? It's pretty short right above the eyes, then bevels up and around. I'll try to get a side view. That's how they stay up.

Eta: I know you are short on funds, but invest in a good clipper if you can it will make your job so much easier. There are some barter groups on fb, you might check those out.
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In order for it to stay up, you need to either band it or trim it....it's too long to stand up on its own. Plus he may still have puppy hair which is softer and floppier. Did you see how I scissored Trev's tk? It's pretty short right above the eyes, then bevels up and around. I'll try to get a side view. That's how they stay up.

Eta: I know you are short on funds, but invest in a good clipper if you can it will make your job so much easier. There are some barter groups on fb, you might check those out.
Ok, so it needs to be shorter. I see how you did Trev's but that looks really well done and I have very little experience. I will make an attempt after Christmas ( I don't want pictures with a bad haircut if I mess it up). Thanks for the input ( a side view might help too).

Honestly, I have no income. I live with my mom, who has VERY little income. Two of the dogs are mine, so I just keep track of everything I owe my mom. I MIGHT be getting clippers for Christmas, but I'm not sure yet. If not, I will likely be getting new shears because I am using crappy ones. I don't really mind using scissors for FFT, but when I do his whole body it is time consuming and hard to get it to look even. I think I do a pretty good job for someone who has no clue what they are doing and only has a pair of scissors.
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Okay, I attempted to fix Weegee's TK, and I totally messed it up. I think I know what I did wrong, but the poor guy has a VERY short top knot. It's pathetic. I also cut his ears because it looked so pathetic with the short TK. Now, his head is short but the rest of his body (except his face and feet) is long. I wont cut the rest to make him look better because it is cold and he gets cold with long hair.

Anyway, can I see a side view picture? I tried to gradually make the hair longer as I moved backwards from his eyes. I think I need to just cut right above his eyes short and then use the scissors on an angle to blend it with the rest, right? Maybe a video would help, I will start searching online..
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Well, live and learn. We all mess things up sometimes! I'll try to post a side view of Trev's topknot tonight when I get home. I don't really have any on my iPad. If you post a side pic of WeeGee's tk, I can draw on him what it should look like.
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Nevermind I found one! What am I doing wrong with the hair between his eyes?-imageuploadedbypg-free1356707424.528556.jpg

And here is a dog groomed by Lindsey Dickens....hope she doesn't mind me showing it to you! What am I doing wrong with the hair between his eyes?-imageuploadedbypg-free1356707481.174824.jpg

See how it is short above the eyes, then bevels out, up, and around? When trimming in front of the eyes, never hold your scissors straight up and down....hold at an angle, usually about 45 degrees. More ore less depending on how you like it. I like a very large "visor" it adds an intelligent expression and keeps them from looking surprised.




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Thanks! It will be quite awhile before Weegee's TK is long enough for my to try to shape, but I will keep these pictures in mind when the time comes.
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Thanks! It will be quite awhile before Weegee's TK is long enough for my to try to shape, but I will keep these pictures in mind when the time comes.
I like this video about trimming top knot - maybe it hepls you

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Thanks for the video! It is much better than the ones that I found.
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