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Scissoring question from newbie UPDATE UGH I DID IT

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I鈥檓 doing the quarantine groom thing like so many and I am at the point where I need to start on my big hairy guys head and crest馃槺 I usually have my groomer take approx half his length off for summer. She told me on his head to comb it forward and cut with my straight shears across his forehead basically kind of at eye level then use rounded shears to shape as he has a blended top knot into his ears ( see pic below of brown boy) for his crest she said comb to one side and cut along the line already there. My question I realized I don鈥檛 understand is do I comb the ENTIRE top knot forward or just the front section and on mane do I comb ENTIRE thing to one side then to other or kinda part down middle and do each to its respective side? This is so daunting lol on his legs he has a good three inches or more but I鈥檓 going to use my clippers with a comb to do those per her suggestion as she said scissoring them would be too hard for me. But on head and mane I have to scissor so... thank you for any advice. Hoping to not butcher my beautiful boy to badly馃馃徎
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You tube has some good video on scissoring top knots,
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In know your not doing the topknot in this vid but it shows how to trim infront of the eyes.
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Sue Zecco - TK starts about 15:40
You might be able to adapt her technique to that amazing cut :).
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Ok well I tried lol all I can say is at least my groomers main lines are still there for her to eventually fix this mess and he has lost two inches plus of hair all over to make him cooler. Poor guy I鈥檓 pretty sure is super embarrassed. I give the biggest shoutout to groomers because clippers are one thing but scissoring is an ART!
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And this is how he feels about it all lol
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You did great! I know it's not what you're used to but I think he looks amazing!
Thank you I wish I could of done better. The top knot is by far the hardest part and for the life of me I couldn鈥檛 figure out how to blend it to the ears. Still thinking once I bathe and blow dry and finish him
I might just try to cut the line in above the ear so it doesn鈥檛 look so choppy hanging over. I thought I tipped my groomer well but she鈥檚 getting a raise when this is all done!
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I think you did a great job too, especially since it鈥檚 your first time. I always go back the next day to fix little things that I missed when I groomed.
You鈥檝e done a great job! I love his mane!
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He looks great! Topknots are hard.
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I鈥檓 doing the quarantine groom thing like so many and I am at the point where I need to start on my big hairy guys head and crest馃槺 I usually have my groomer take approx half his length off for summer. She told me on his head to comb it forward and cut with my straight shears across his forehead basically kind of at eye level then use rounded shears to shape as he has a blended top knot into his ears ( see pic below of brown boy) for his crest she said comb to one side and cut along the line already there. My question I realized I don鈥檛 understand is do I comb the ENTIRE top knot forward or just the front section and on mane do I comb ENTIRE thing to one side then to other or kinda part down middle and do each to its respective side? This is so daunting lol on his legs he has a good three inches or more but I鈥檓 going to use my clippers with a comb to do those per her suggestion as she said scissoring them would be too hard for me. But on head and mane I have to scissor so... thank you for any advice. Hoping to not butcher my beautiful boy to badly馃馃徎 View attachment 466018
entire front part of topknot. I agree with other commenter. I learned poodle grooming from youtube videos.So informative.
I think you did a wonderful job, he looks great!
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