Grace Chon Proves Even Dogs Can Have Good Hair Days

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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.

Grace Chon Dogs Before and After

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.

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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
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Teddy as groomed by Donna Owns
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Herman before his haircut
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Herman as groomed by Cindy Reyes
Raider before his haircut
Raider as groomed by Koko Fukaya
Raider as groomed by Koko Fukaya
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Rocco before his haircut
dog with asymmetrical haircut
Rocco as groomed by Patricia Sugihara
Lana before her haircut
Lana as groomed by Koko Fukaya
Lana as groomed by Koko Fukaya

Grace Chon has since published a book on Japanese Dog Grooming of Puppies!
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Buy it here

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