# 10: Your hairdresser doesn’t wash and clean your rear end.
While only some haircuts come with a shampoo included, all pet grooming packages come with a full shampoo and trim. But we also clean out your pet’s butt, which would be mighty awkward if your hairdresser tried to do the same thing during your beauty appointment.
# 9. You don’t go eight weeks without washing or brushing your hair.
Most people wash and comb their hair at least several times per week, and many do it every single day. Your pet? Not so much. So when you bring your pet to the grooming salon, your certified groomer may have to deal with a tangled mess of fur, cockleburs and who knows what else. They’re glad to do it, but they have a far harder job than your hairdresser does.
# 8. Your hairdresser doesn’t give you a sanitary trim (down there).
Your hairdresser has it easy by only having to trim the hair on your head. If your hairdresser had to give your ‘southern area’ a trim, your hair appointments would probably start to cost a lot more.
# 7. Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your ears.
Wouldn’t it be nice if a haircut came with a thorough ear cleaning? How relaxing would it be to not have to worry about getting wax build-up? Since you have to clean your own ears, your hairdresser doesn’t need to charge for it. But with pet grooming, ear cleaning is a very necessary job that must be done by skilled and trained hands, and that’s the reason for the small fee increase.
# 6. Your hairdresser doesn’t remove the snot and boogers from your nose.
Just like mom used to do, a hairdresser doesn’t get a Kleenex, hold it to your nose and tell you to blow. Nope, they cut and style your hair and that’s it. Your pet groomer, on the other hand, needs to become very familiar with your pet’s nose…and eyes! Some dogs have overactive tear ducts that cause gunk and mucous to build up, and that’s often worse than what your pet’s nose could ever think to produce. We clean it all, and we’re happy to do it!
# 5. You actually manage to sit still for your hairdresser.
How much more do you think your hairdresser would charge if they constantly had to tell you to hold still, or even if they had to restrain you in the seat to do a good job? Probably a little bit more than they’re charging you right now.
While we never restrain our pets, we do have to put up with ornery or otherwise rambunctious pets that refuse to stay still. We love all pets big, small, excited or calm, but cutting a pet’s hair that doesn’t sit still can be a difficult job that only a certified groomer is skilled enough to handle.
# 4. Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure.
In a perfect world, your haircut would include nail treatments to both hands and feet. Well, now you can consider that your pet is in fact living in a perfect world, because pet grooming includes 4-paw nail treatments, too!
# 3. Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head.
As pet groomers, we are often required to become familiar with every part of your pet’s body. Your hairdresser doesn’t have quite the same privilege.
# 2. You don’t bite or scratch your hairdresser.
Because if you did, you’d quickly get arrested. While we certainly don’t like to be bitten or scratched during pet grooming appointments, we know that it’s one of the hazards of the job; and we know how to protect against it. Your hairdresser would have little defense if you decided to suddenly become rabid during your haircut appointments.
# 1. The likelihood of you pooping on your hairdresser is pretty slim.
While there may be instances when you just can’t make it to the restroom, chances are you’ll alert your hairdresser before things turn foul. Your pet, on the other hand, will probably just let the poo fly, and that’s also one of the hazards of our job.
Your hairdresser sure has it easy, but there’s no chance they love their jobs more than our certified pet groomers do. And our fees may be slightly higher than the average human haircut, but not by much. Bring your pet into Live.Love.Pet! and we’ll give your special loved one a head-to-tail pet treatment that’s not only AFFORDABLE, but it’ll be one that always has you coming back for more.