Grace Chon Proves Even Dogs Can Have Good Hair Days

With her latest series photographer Grace Chon, the woman who captured our hearts with her images of rescue dog Zoey and her son Jasper, has done it again.

An accomplished pet photographer Grace always found the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of shorn dogs amusing, so she took it upon herself to highlight these extreme transitions in a new photo series entitled HAIRY.

Working with expert groomers and dogs that grew their hair extra long and shaggy for the shoot, Grace’s photos highlight the talent of the hand-scissored cutters along with some serious canine cuteness.

Grace explains that “All the dogs have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style, which doesn’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that we’re used to seeing. Rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as adorable as possible – cute on steroids- by highlighting the uniquely cute characteristics of the dog. These cuts are works of art – each haircut takes hours as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in the series were groomed by the incredibly talented groomers from Healthy Spot in Los Angeles, CA. Many of the groomers there specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan.”

Grace Chon Dogs Before and After

Yuki before her haircut

Yuki as groomed by Alyson Ogimachi

Athena before her haircut

Athena as groomed by Donna Owens

Teddy before his haircut

Teddy as groomed by Donna Owns

Herman before his haircut

Herman as groomed by Cindy Reyes

Raider before his haircut

Raider as groomed by Koko Fukaya

Rocco before his haircut

Rocco as groomed by Patricia Sugihara

Lana before her haircut

Lana as groomed by Koko Fukaya

a special thanks to Grace for sending me her fabulous photos and information on this latest series

See more of her work at Grace Chon Photo

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