ESSENTIAL FOR EVERY DOG GROOMER: Notes From The Grooming Table by Melissa Verplank

About Colin

International Groomer of the Year 2004

Judging at World Team Grooming Competition

Workshop in Nagold Germany

Judging in Belgium

Quick facts about Colin Taylor

  • author of What Would Colin Do? 101 Situations and Solutions for Every Dog Groomer
  • Intergroom International Groomer of the Year 2004
  • multiple-year member of GroomTeam USA
  • Winner of the 2006 World Cup Grooming Games at Groom and Kennel Expo in Burbank California
  • countless Best in Show and Best All-round Groomer awards
  • five times on the cover of Groomer to Groomer
  • Best Poodle – Poodle Class at Intergroom
  • Winner of the Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions
  • Recipient of Scissoring Award presented by famed poodle handler Kaz Hosaka
  • thank-you credit and back-cover endorsement of Melissa Verplank’s Notes from the Grooming Table
  • Television appearances include Kelly and Company Show in Detroit and a TV ad for Paul Mitchell dog shampoo
  • Runs and manages Master Groom Dog Grooming Contest
  • International Judge and Speaker
  • Founder of Colin Taylor Academy

After more than twenty years in the US, I came back to the UK to continue my grooming career and – to be bold – make a difference in the dog grooming industry here.

Let’s be clear: the dog grooming industry in the US is very progressive, exciting and competitive. With this kind of energy and demand for perfection, the industry is able to achieve incredibly high standards.

I spent years immersed in the US dog grooming industry. I learned tons. And I did pretty well for myself.

Of course, I continue to learn and grow everyday and I don’t want this to sound like I am boasting (blush blush). But with¬†everything I have achieved in the US and in the UK and internationally, my aim is to bring this same level of excitement and energy to the dog grooming industry worldwide.

To raise our game. And to share my techniques, tips and tricks with dog grooming students and professionals everywhere – not just in the UK but worldwide, wherever you are, whatever level you are at (this is the power of the Internet !!).

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xx Colin