Getting started in the world of professional dog grooming can be a daunting task, for most groomers, there are a wealth of training courses, safety considerations, business basics and certification requirements; and that’s before you even trim your first schnauzer beard!
Here at Christie’s, we want to give you a leg-up where possible – that’s why we’ve had a rummage in the stock room and come up with 3 starter kits, all of a different level but each filled with some must-have dog grooming products to get you off to a flying start.
Level 1 Starter Kit
With this kit, we’ve brought it down to the basics. If you’re just looking for some easy must-have products to get you started at a grassroots level, this kit has you covered. So, what’s included?
For €115 and not a penny more, you could bag yourself a shampoo, coat care spray, Fast-Dri spray, slicker brush, straight scissors and an Anti-static comb!
Level 2 Starter Kit
Take the step to the next level with our level 2 starter kit. This kit includes a couple of items to take your grooming up a notch.
Among these are the Andis Ultraedge AGC dog grooming clipper, along with a 4 in 1 clipper spray as well as a comb and brush upgrade and the addition of pet perfume. With this clipper upgrade, along with further additions, this kit still only comes to €290, making it less than many clippers on the market on their own!
Level 3 Starter Kit
The highest of our 3-level system, this kit has been selected to give you as many high-quality products as possible while still staying at a reasonable cost point.
With the addition of an A5 comb guide set, Blo dryer and some additional liquids, this kit will help you make a start to your long-term stock list and still comes in at just €500, giving you a chance to try out some top-quality products we’re sure you’ll keep coming back to!
Top Product Picks
Groom Professional Curved Soft Slicker
Available in the Level 1 kit, This is one of the most reliable dog grooming tools on the market, this slicker is ideal for everyday use and perfect for all kinds of coats, particularly softer ones or for pets that find brushing uncomfortable.
Groom Professional Fast-Dri Spray
Available in all kits, Fast-Dri spray is a favourite with countless groomers – designed to reduce drying time by up to 50%, without leaving behind any unwanted residue.
This product also contains special conditioners, giving an added bonus to any coat you use it on!
Andis Ultraedge 2-Speed Clipper
Available in kits 2 & 3, this dog grooming clipper is adored by students for its reliability, power and cost-effectiveness. Corded for constant power, the Ultraedge offers 2 speeds for versatility when clipping thick or thin coats.
Designed to handle any job thrown its way the Ultraedge is a must-have for anyone starting out and looking for a great, low-cost alternative to cordless clippers. Designed to handle any job thrown its way the Ultraedge is a must-have for anyone starting out and looking for a great, low-cost alternative to cordless clippers. This clipper is particularly popular among students looking for quality on a budget.
Groom Professional 4-in-1 Clipper Spray
A Christie’s best-seller year in, year out, get your hands on this clipper spray with kits 2 & 3. This spray will cool, lubricate, clean and disinfect clipper blades while they are being used, results are instantaneous.
Groom Professional Blo i200 Hot Blaster
Highly rated, reliable and available in kit 3; this hot blaster is a must-have in any professional salon.
Kitted out with a variable heat setting and powerful enough to dry even the heaviest of coats, this lightweight blaster packs a big punch without breaking the bank.
Products Included in each Kit
In addition to all of these top picks, there are still plenty of products to get excited about, here’s a full list of what’s available in each kit:
Groom Professional Bright White Shampoo 4L
Groom Professional Wondercoat
Groom Professional Fast – Dri Spray
Groom Professional Curved Soft Slicker
Groom Professional Artesan Straight Scissor
Groom Professional Anti-Static Fine/Coarse Comb
Levels 2 & 3
Jelly Pet Universal Slicker
Groom Professional Spectrum 50/50 Comb
Andis Ultraedge AGC 2 Speed
Groom professional 4 in 1 Clipper Spray
Groom Professional Ear Wipes
Groom Professional Original Cologne
Wahl Comb Guide Kit
Groom Professional Blood Stopper
DezynaDog Intensive Nourishing Conditioner
Blo i200 Hot Blaster
Remember, all of these products are available on our site individually or as part of our kits, but if you’re ever unsure and need some additional advice don’t hesitate to reach out to our excellent customer care team who are on hand to offer heaps of guidance and support.