When pricing your color services, it’s very important to charge for the products you are using.
Something like my giraffe creative on the standard poodle took 4 tubes of OPAWZ brown dye alone and was done over the course of a couple days for the comfort of the pet. A large project like that could easily run a client $350 once you charge for the groom, color, products, and of course your time.
A simple way to get your clients into color is to start small.
Like a stencil! OPAWZ offers blow pens that are incredibly simple and allow cute, temporary changes for a special event or just because! I’ll often run stencil services as an add-on to raise money for organizations and charities. If you want to get your name out there for coloring services, this is a super easy way to do it! Charge $5 per stencil and donate the money to a cause you believe in. Not only will their pup be cute strutting around with their new tattoo, but you’ll be raising money for a good cause and get all those cute pictures because we all know you want to make that social media post that blows up!
As long as you and the pup are having fun, and you are using OPAWZ dye that is safe for our canines, you really can’t go wrong with what you charge. Sometimes a new dye project is just what you need to bring yourself out of that groomer funk.
Is it bad to dye your dog?
Dyeing your dog can be safe and cause no harm if done right. … Dogs that are groomed regularly are usually quite used to being bathed and it causes no unusual distress in them. If you are going to dye your dog’s fur, it is important to use the right dye. Human dyes are not meant for ingestion and are very toxic.
Can I Dye My Dogs Hair? | Real Answers from a Vet
As professional groomers, our first responsibility is to your dogs health. It must never be about vanity or looks. And, in our view, dying a dogs hair is more tied to the latter.
Just like in the human world, fashion comes and goes and our industry is not exempt from these trends. New styles and procedures become the latest thing to try. Parents try new looks on their pups not only to please their eyes but also to impress friends and other parents at the dog park.
But no matter how interesting, cool-looking or challenging a new style may be, our commitment still lies with your dogs well-being.
Parents have visited our self-serve stations to rinse off dye they have put at home. We always ask if the dye they have used is pet-graded or if it is for human use.
All-natural and organic dyes formulated for use on pets are for the most part safe. These products do not include the harmful toxins and chemicals found in most regular human hair dyes.
However, professionals recommend the use of dyes on a sporadic basis only. This includes special occasions you may want to have some extra fun with your pet, like Halloween festivities.
The problem arises when one of these parents tells us they have been using human-grade dyes on their pets.
These products contain harmful ingredients like ammonia, peroxide, and para-phenylenediamine, a known carcinogen. On top of that, most hair dye manufacturers add synthetic fragrances to mask the chemical-odor punch characteristic of these dyes and bleaches.
It has been well documented and researched that these ingredients cause irreparable damage to a dogs immune system. They also may cause allergic reactions, chemical burns, skin disease, and cancer.
There is a host of opinions on this and when asked, we always try to look at it from the dogs perspective: “If he/she could talk, would he/she ask for it?”. We could be wrong on this, but something tells us its more of a human desire than a canine one.
Pet-grade hair dyes can be a safe and enjoyable way to have some fun with your pooch if you use them correctly. That is unless you become addicted to the unnatural look they create.
Your pets hair is an important element of his/her health and lifestyle. You should never dye your dogs hair for vanity or because you dont like how he/she looks. We have even had customers who dye their dogs hair because they want them to look younger (hide the natural gray). That is not acceptable, at least to us.
Although we offer a limited array of dying services at our Nashville grooming salon we should point out we will ask as to why you would like us to perform this procedure. The wrong answer will cause for us to point you in the direction of another salon.