Updated: Feb 10, 2021
You would be surprised how many customers come in with a poodle and say,
"Don't make him look like a poodle!!"
I'll never forget... years ago, when I was just starting out, a customer brought in a really fluffy poodle puppy for her first haircut. I asked him what kind of cut he wanted...He seemed undecided, so I started giving him options.
I asked him if he wanted a "clean face and clean feet" and he said "YES!"
I was so excited to try out my scissoring skills...
I gave her a nice fluffy poodle cut with a clean face and clean feet. It took forever to get a nice perfect poodle head, but I did it. She looked amazing, and I was so proud!!
So when he came to pick up a couple hours later, The look on his face was not one which I was expecting...
He had a look of sheer terror!!
"OMG my wife is gonna freak out!! Why did you shave her face? "
I was a little hurt and confused.... holding back tears... I responded, "I asked you if you wanted a clean face and clean feet and you said yes!"
"I thought you meant WASH THEM!!!"
Lesson learned. 🤣
So when you say, "don't make him look like a poodle"... we get you!