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It's Time for the Big Clean
Published on: Fri 16 April 2021 14:59
We share our tips for deep cleaning your salon, product recommendations to ensure your salon is properly sanitised, and a killer playlist!
UK National Pet Month
Published on: Fri 09 April 2021 12:05
A great news story from Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary - one of our chosen charities for 2021.
Our Andis Best Sellers
Published on: Thu 01 April 2021 14:48
We share with you our top selling Andis products and why you need them in your salon!
Spring Grooming Tips
Published on: Tue 30 March 2021 14:57
Make sure you have everything you need to leave your client's pooches feeling refreshed and Spring ready.
Inspired by Nature
Published on: Tue 23 March 2021 15:24
We have several different ranges to cater for those groomers who want to use more natural grooming products. Read more.
Shampoo Guide
Published on: Wed 24 February 2021 10:57
There are lots of options on the market when it comes to shampoo - in this article, we share the different shampoos your salon should have.
Meet Our New Brand Ambassador for 2021
Published on: Mon 15 February 2021 14:41
We are delighted to introduce Kayla Harrison as our 2021 Brand Ambassador.
Notes from the Grooming Table - The Ultimate Grooming Handbook
Published on: Mon 15 February 2021 14:38
Notes from the Grooming Table by Melissa Verplank is the ultimate grooming handbook, and no professional groomer should be without it. 
Pup To Now ❤️
Published on: Fri 12 February 2021 16:20
As our pups get older our love for them grows!
Can You Cut it - The Finalists
Published on: Wed 03 February 2021 15:38
Meet the Finalists - these talented groomers impressed our judges with their experience, personality, confidence, and their passion for grooming.
Dental Hygiene
Published on: Fri 29 January 2021 16:37
Did you know February is Pet Dental Health Month?
Show Them You Care
Published on: Fri 29 January 2021 16:34
Show your clients you care by sharing grooming advice and helping them look after their dog at home.
How to Grow Your Business and Reach New Customers
Published on: Tue 26 January 2021 09:44
Do you want to reach new customers, reward customer loyalty and grow your business? Then read on...
Your Goals for 2021
Published on: Fri 15 January 2021 12:55
After surviving the challenge of 2020 we wanted to share some business resolution ideas that could help you this year.
Reasons to Shop With Christies Direct
Published on: Mon 11 January 2021 12:56
As we start new year we share 21 reasons you should shop with Christies Direct.
Can You Cut It? Christies Direct 2021 Brand Ambassador Search
Published on: Tue 05 January 2021 12:01
We are seeking a creative, passionate groomer to be our 2021 Brand Ambassador. If you think you have what it takes - click on the link in this blog.
A History of Dezynadog
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:25
A History of Dezynadog
Our Favourite Festive Grooms 2020
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:23
Our Favourite Festive Grooms 2020
Doodle Dos and Donts
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:20
Our top Dos and Don'ts for doodle grooming.
Christmas Gift Guide – Gifts for Pet Owners
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:20
Christmas Gift Guide – Gifts for Pet Owners. We're sure there is a pet owner on your list, let us help you select the perfect gift!
Christies Christmas Gifting – Pet Stocking Fillers
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:18
In this blog post we share some festive gift ideas for your furry friends.
Cut in Colour with Luminosa
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:18
Announcing the release of the NEW Luminosa scissor range by Groom Professional. Cut in Colour with Luminosa.
Christies Christmas Gifting - The Groomer Edit
Published on: Tue 24 November 2020 12:17
This is the first in our Christies Christmas Gifting series - Gifts for Groomers. From Stocking Fillers to gifts for the groomer who has everything!
Season's Groomings
Published on: Wed 21 October 2020 11:34
As the festive season approaches, we share some products and advice to help you prepare for your winter grooming appointments.
Meet Ireland's Youngest Groomer
Published on: Wed 21 October 2020 11:33
Meet Ireland's Youngest Groomer.
It's Time to Indulge
Published on: Wed 21 October 2020 11:30
Singles day started to encourage but we think it is a great excuse for everyone to pick up that item they’ve had their eye on
Using Medicated Shampoos in Your Salon
Published on: Wed 21 October 2020 11:28
In this blog post we discuss some symptoms of common canine skin conditions and introduce new product, Malabeze.
Our Black Dog Tag Deals have Landed!
Published on: Wed 21 October 2020 11:26
In this week's blog post we discuss why we know you’ll love the product in our Black Dog Tag Offers
Autumn Grooming and Halloween
Published on: Thu 24 September 2020 11:50
In this week's blog post, we discuss Autumn Grooming so that as the weather gets colder you are prepared to look after dogs in the salon & at home.
Surprising Ways to Make Your Dog's Day
Published on: Thu 24 September 2020 11:50
To celebrate National Make your Dog's Day, we share some surprising ways to delight your dog.
Managing Your Money - National Savings Day
Published on: Thu 24 September 2020 11:49
As business owners we know you understand the importance of staying on top of your finances, this blog post shares the ways we can help you to do this
Be Mindful of Your Mental Health
Published on: Thu 24 September 2020 11:48
Today, on World Mental Health Day, some of The Christies Direct Tea
National Customer Service Week - Keeping a Customer Focus
Published on: Thu 24 September 2020 11:44
This week (5-9th October) is National Customer Service Week and we want to highlight the importance of customer service here at Christies Direct.
History of Groom Professional
Published on: Mon 24 August 2020 19:16
This week we share a brief history of Europe's No. 1 Pet grooming brand - Groom Professional.
Skye's Pet Pack Review
Published on: Mon 24 August 2020 19:13
Jordan gives us his review of Skye's personalise Pet Pack for at-home grooming between visits to the groomers.
From Pup Star to Pro Groomer with Christies Direct
Published on: Mon 24 August 2020 19:10
As you start out in the ever evolving Grooming Industry you can be assured that Christies Direct can take you from Pup Star to Pro Groomer.
Introducing Pet Packs
Published on: Mon 24 August 2020 19:05
We are excited to launch our new Pet Pack to help you maintain your dog's coat between grooms and share which products you need to do this.
Responsible Dog Owner Month
Published on: Mon 24 August 2020 19:04
To start Repsonsible Pet Owner Month, we share some important responsibilities you have to your pet and the community you live in.
The Great Clipper Comparison - Helping you Choose the Right Clipper
Published on: Fri 21 August 2020 15:14
In this week's blog post we compare the key features and USPs of our top selling clippers to help you make the best choice for your grooming business.
What Can I purchase with my Paw Points?
Published on: Fri 14 August 2020 13:46
Have you ever wondered what you could do with your Paw Points 🐾? We chatted to customers about the great items they got FREE by shopping with points.
Finding a Furever Home – Rehoming and Adopting Dogs
Published on: Fri 07 August 2020 14:44
Celebrating the work of animal welfare facilities and sharing out top reasons for adopting and giving rescue dogs a furever home.
Grooming a Career Canine – Caring for Assistance Dogs in your Salon
Published on: Fri 31 July 2020 11:56
As we approach International Assistance Dog Week we share some information on welcoming Assistance dogs and their handlers to your salon.
Paw Care
Published on: Fri 24 July 2020 15:52
As groomers it is important to help your customers maintain the paw health of their pets as much as possible and regular care can help with that.
Keeping Safe in the Salon
Published on: Mon 20 July 2020 15:56
Ensuring a safe salon is important not only for you and your colleagues but also for the dogs and cats that visit you.
Hand stripping: The Basics
Published on: Wed 08 July 2020 11:37
Essential information on the skilled technique of hand stripping, what tools you need to do it and advice on how to get fantastic results every time.
Scissors - How To Choose the Right Pair for You!
Published on: Fri 03 July 2020 16:01
With such a wide range of scissors available we want to help you make the best choice for your skill level, the work you do and the budget you have.
Hand Hygiene and Care - Looking After Your Most Important Tools
Published on: Mon 29 June 2020 15:45
In this blog post we share our tips for how to maintain good hand hygiene and care which is crucial to maintain these invaluable to tools.
Tips for New Puppy Owners
Published on: Tue 23 June 2020 16:19
Welcoming a new dog or puppy into your home is exciting but can be daunting. Here are our tips & essential buys for a happy pup & happy home.
Cupcake Competition and Bake Sale - Raising some ‘dough’ for the Alzheimer’s Society
Published on: Tue 16 June 2020 12:04
On 11th June we held our first Bake Off and raised £340 for the Alzheimer's Society. 🧁
Investing In Your Tools - Where Not to Cut Costs
Published on: Tue 16 June 2020 10:56
Investing in the right tools will gaurantee excellent results and repeat business! Here are out top products to invest research time and money in.
How to handle Ticks and Fleas in your Salon
Published on: Fri 12 June 2020 15:03
Fleas, ticks and other insects are problematic for pets in the summer. Not only are they annoying but they can cause real health issues for dogs.
Investing In Your Tools
Published on: Wed 10 June 2020 13:46
It’s easy to become focused on the figures when investing in tools for your business but taking time to select the right tools is the key to success!
How to Pamper Your Pooch this Best Friends Day
Published on: Fri 05 June 2020 15:34
The bond between a dog and their owner is unique and beautiful. Take today to acknowledge and celebrate your awesome sidekick! 🐶
Re-Opening Your Grooming Business After Lockdown
Published on: Tue 02 June 2020 12:22
Along with government guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19, there are other elements of business to consider when reopening after lockdown.
Groom Now Pay Later with Klarna
Published on: Mon 25 May 2020 16:15
Invest in your salon and pay with Klarna - all the benefits of a full upfront payment with the cash-flow benefits of spreading the cost.
Heartbreak After Lockdown - How to Help your Pet with Separation Anxiety
Published on: Wed 06 May 2020 10:45
With lots of the world currently on lockdown our pets are enjoying lots of human contact. But how can we help them prepare for when lockdown is eased?
Prevent. Manage. Train - How To Help Anxious Dogs in the Grooming Salon
Published on: Wed 06 May 2020 10:29
Some dogs struggle during grooming but with patience and the advice below, we hope to improve the experience for both groomer
The Pet Effect - How Pets can Improve your Mental Health.
Published on: Wed 29 April 2020 11:27
During these uncertain times the bond between pets and owners is so important and studies have shown it is great for your mental wellbeing.
What Stressed the Dogs Out? Easing Pet Anxiety during Covid-19
Published on: Wed 29 April 2020 10:41
Covid-19 isolation has created a 'new normal' not just for us but also for our Pets. We share some ways you can help your dog with isolation anxiety
Shedding Season
Published on: Tue 28 April 2020 11:29
Some Advice and top products to manage your Pet's Shedding.
Top Tips for a Spring Clean
Published on: Thu 02 April 2020 10:49
The thought of a Spring Clean can be daunting but you can make it easier by using these top tips!
Blog - Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Salon Clean
Published on: Tue 17 March 2020 16:58
10 tips to keep your salon, your staff and your clients safe.
Blog - Master Service
Published on: Mon 16 March 2020 15:17
In-house sharpening and maintenance service from Christies Direct. Clippers - Blades - Blasters - Dryers
Blog - Meet Doug. Yes, Doug is a Pug.
Published on: Fri 13 March 2020 10:28
Find out about the resident Pug at Christies Direct, and the recommended products for him and other short-haired breeds.
Statement: Leucillin and Coronavirus
Published on: Fri 06 March 2020 12:05
In response to the many messages and queries Leucillin has recently received regarding Coronavirus they made the following statement.
Blog - Is your Show Dog Ready for Crufts?
Published on: Tue 03 March 2020 16:23
Show Dog, From Christies Direct, will make have your dog Show ready in no time!
Blog - New Kid on the Block - Pawsh Perks
Published on: Fri 21 February 2020 16:51
The brand new loyalty scheme from Christies Direct goes live - find out what all the fuss is about!
Video Blog - Dog Friendly Pancake Recipe
Published on: Tue 18 February 2020 16:58
If you want to make some delicious treats for the family but feel guilty about leaving your beloved dog out then this recipe is for you!
Video Blog - Top Products for Grooming Wool Coated Dogs
Published on: Mon 17 February 2020 11:00
Our Brand Ambassador Michael tells us his favourite products for grooming wool coats.
Video Blog - Groomer Scissor Care - Getting it Right
Published on: Wed 12 February 2020 12:32
Your scissors are probably the most used piece of equipment in your salon, one of the most personal and as a result, they become priceless.
Blog - How to Show your Dog you Love them this Valentines Day
Published on: Tue 04 February 2020 13:37
Love is in the air this month, But just how do you make sure your dog knows how much they mean to you?
Blog - Meet the Team - Arlo the Cockapoo
Published on: Thu 30 January 2020 15:08
At Christies Direct we love dogs, as does our team! Let us introduce you to a few. Next up, Arlo, the Cockapoo puppy.
Blog - Meet the Team - Jilly the Lhasa Apso
Published on: Mon 20 January 2020 16:48
At Christies Direct we love dogs, as does our team! Let us introduce you to a few. First up, Jilly the Lhasa Apso.
Blog - Grow Your Business in 2020
Published on: Thu 09 January 2020 14:44
Whatever the vision for your business in 2020, social media should be at the centre when communicating with customers.
Blog - Our Favourite Winter Walks for 2020
Published on: Tue 07 January 2020 11:00
Exercise doesn’t need to mean testosterone fulled gyms or a sweaty group class, it can be as simple as a walk in the forest with your dog.
Blog - What is your 2020 Vision?
Published on: Wed 11 December 2019 10:52
Do you have a plan? Have you thought about your New Year's resolution? Are you focusing on a new goal for 2020?
Blog - Meet the Team and their Top Picks
Published on: Fri 06 December 2019 15:26
Find out what products some of the team at Christies Direct love using on their own dogs!
Blog - Going Out with a Bang!
Published on: Tue 03 December 2019 09:56
Our December offers have landed! And there is something for every dog lover in your life!
Blog - How to find the Perfect Groomer this Christmas
Published on: Mon 18 November 2019 14:23
The benefits of professional dog grooming and how to the perfect groomer for your dog this Christmas!
Blog - Black Tag Offers at Christies Direct
Published on: Wed 13 November 2019 16:26
Take a look through our Unofficial Top 5 Grooming Products this November.
Blog - A Cut Above - Groomer Development Programme
Published on: Fri 01 November 2019 10:12
Christies Directs' Groomer Development Programme has achieved accredited CPD status with the CPD Standards Office.
Winter Care
Published on: Wed 23 October 2019 10:34
As winter fast approaches it's important to consider the changing needs of your dog to keep them fit and healthy.
Make Sure You Have a Happy Hound this Halloween
Published on: Mon 21 October 2019 12:06
Hints and tips to keep your pet happy this Halloween.
WAHL - 100 Years In The Making
Published on: Thu 10 October 2019 11:42
Celebrating 100 years of WAHL
Published on: Tue 03 September 2019 15:27
A number of pointers and products to help to prevent/control unwanted shedding
Mats - What are they and How do they happen?
Published on: Tue 03 September 2019 15:09
Many dog breeds face the problem of mats in their coats, here's what they are and how to prevent them.
Caring For Hairless Breeds
Published on: Tue 13 August 2019 09:02
As the popularity of hairless breeds rises, groomers must be prepared to be able to maintain their coat/skin.
Smooth Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:54
A helpful look at smooth coat care for dogs.
Long Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:40
A brief look at long hair coats and how to care and maintain them.
Short Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:27
A compact guide on caring for you short coat dog
Corded Coats
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 15:00
There is nothing more eye catching than a Puli or a Komondor in full corded coats. These giant mop-like dog's coats require special upkeep.
Curly & Woolly Coated Breeds
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:53
Curly and Wooly coats are thick and have a lot of volume. They require a lot of regular grooming to prevent matting.
Clippers vs Trimmers
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:36
A short look at the differences between clippers and trimmers and when to use each one respectively.
Thinners, Blenders and Chunkers Explained
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 13:02
The three key thinning scissors explained. helpful pointers and tips to develop your grooming expertise.
Bichon Frise
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 12:08
The Bichon Frise is a cheerful, small dog breed with a love of mischief and a lot of love to give. Here are some grooming recommendations.
How to Clean your Dog Grooming Kit
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 11:29
Here we have composed a simple and easy-to-follow guide to keeping your kit clean and safe. ‘A clean place is a safe place’.
Facial Care for Dogs
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 10:56
A guide to looking after your dogs facial hygiene.
Retailing Brushes in the Salon
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 10:34
Brushes are easy tools for clients to use at home, why not provide them from your salon. Selling grooming products can build loyalty and boost income.
Puppy’s First Groom
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 09:25
The very first grooming appointment is an introduction to the puppy and the owner to the world of grooming. Starting age for a puppy is 12 weeks.
Blade Care: Do's and Don'ts
Published on: Wed 07 August 2019 09:01
Blades are the most important tool in your arsenal as a groomer, here's how to keep them in the best condition possible.
Wool Coats
Published on: Tue 06 August 2019 15:29
As a groomer you will be dealing with a large variety of coats. This short guide will take you through the key points of dealing with a wool coat.
Cat Grooming Basics
Published on: Tue 06 August 2019 14:22
Cat Grooming is growing more and more popular. Here we’ll cover some basics to think about if you are considering getting into grooming Cats.
Skip/Full Tooth Blades
Published on: Mon 29 July 2019 10:46
A helpful guide on the difference between full skip and full tooth blades
How to cope with stressed out Dogs
Published on: Fri 19 July 2019 13:47
Grooming can be a particularly stressful experience for some pets but there are ways to help reduce this stress and make grooming a pleasure.
Emily Myatt Talks - Happy Hoodie
Published on: Mon 06 May 2019 13:59
Emily Myatt discusses the happy hoodie
Emily Myatt Talks - 4 in 1 Professional Blade Spray
Published on: Wed 24 April 2019 13:55
Emily describes the benefits of using 4in1 clipper blade spray
How To Tell If A Blade Is Bad
Published on: Fri 19 April 2019 10:32
Helpful guide on how to tell if a blade is bad and things you can do to fix them
Emily Myatt Talks - Tips For Home Groomers
Published on: Thu 18 April 2019 11:10
A helpful guide for home groomers.
Emily Myatt Talks - Blo i600 dryer/blaster
Published on: Thu 04 April 2019 08:37
Emily Myatt reviews the Groom Professional Blo i600 Dryer/Blaster
How to organise your grooming kit
Published on: Thu 21 March 2019 13:53
Tips on how to keep your grooming kit organised
Emily Myatt - Crufts Highlights
Published on: Mon 18 March 2019 09:27
Highlights of Emily Myatts grooming demonstrations at Christies Directs stand, Crufts 2019
How to use Flexible Head Slicker Brushes
Published on: Fri 30 November 2018 15:22
Tips and tricks on how to use flexible head slicker brushes
Andis Blade Guide
Published on: Sat 11 May 2013 10:42
Helping you Choose for your Breed!