I am an animal photographer named Grace Chon and these pictures are from my new photo collection called HAIRY – dog grooming at its best!
I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually, it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! In this collection, each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot.
All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, that doesn’t stick to the typical breed standard cuts and practices when it comes to grooming that we’re used to seeing. Instead, the focus is simply on making the pet look as lovely as possible– cute on steroids- via emphasizing the distinctly adorable attributes of the dog. These cuts are works of art– every haircut takes hours as most of the styling is all performed with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly accomplished groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there are experts in this specific style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Hope you enjoy!