Every groomer should look for three things in a manufacturer’s line of grooming tools: multiple sizes, versatility and durability. Finding one line that offers all three at less than the cost of a small fortune is not always easy. However, the Safari line of grooming tools by Coastal Pet Products, Inc. delivers on these three essentials at prices that don’t break the bank.
Here are the three most important things professional groomers should know about Safari grooming tools:
The Right Size
When selecting a line of grooming tools, it’s important to have a variety of sizes to choose from for each type of brush. You don’t use the same size slicker brush on a Chihuahua as you do on an Irish Setter. So, unless you only plan to groom small dogs or long-haired dogs, you need to have a selection of tools in a variety of sizes in your grooming kit.
Size is also important when it comes to fitting a brush or comb to your hand. A large brush may be cumbersome for someone with a small hand. Similarly, a too-small brush may be uncomfortable for someone with large hands. Safari’s brushes come in a variety of sizes. For instance, the Safari Curved Firm Slicker Brush for Long Hair comes in medium and large; while the Soft Slicker Brush is offered in small, medium and large. The Shed Magic De-Shedding Tool has a model for dogs with short to medium hair and one for dogs with medium to long hair. Each model is available in small, medium and large. Additionally, each Safari grooming tool has a specially-designed ergonomic grip to make long hours of grooming sessions easier on your hands.
If you plan to groom different breeds of dogs with different coat types, you need an array of tools to cover all your bases. The Safari lineup of grooming tools fills all your basic needs and provides specialty items, such as shedding blades for curly-haired dogs and de-matting tools for long-haired dogs.
Safari offers up 17 choices of brushes, one of the most popular being a bristle and pin combo brush that’s great for all dog breeds and coat types. There are even brush styles, including a pin and bristle combo, with bamboo handles for eco-conscious groomers looking for more sustainable options. In addition, the company’s product line includes shedding blades, de-matting and shedding combs, undercoat rakes, and grooming mitts and gloves.
Every professional groomer needs a good set of nail trimmers in their kit as well, and Safari has five styles to choose from, including scissor- and guillotine-style nail trimmers and two styles of nail files.
Unlike home groomers, professional groomers use their tools all the time. So, having a kit of brushes, nail clippers, cutting shears and more that can withstand all-day use every day is important. The last thing professional groomers need are tools that fall apart after just a few uses. Most of the Safari lineup of brushes, nail trimmers and combs are crafted with durable hard plastic that stands the test of time and high-quality stainless steel that holds its sharp edge for a clean cut every time for years to come.