Topnotch Topknots Dog Grooming Webinar

(25 customer reviews)


One of the most requested demos we have received is the TOPKNOT! Pina discusses the difference between a Show, German, and Lamb trim topknot and does a demo of the Lamb trim topknot on a toy Poodle. Learn how to shape and blend the topknot, what tools to use, and tips and tricks to help you get the best result!

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NOTE: This is a replay of a live webinar experience. Discounts mentioned may no longer be available.







Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather after immigrating from The Ukraine in 1989. In the earlier part of her career she worked as a Pet Stylist at some of the most high-end grooming salons in New York. Pina entered the world of Competitive Grooming in 2006 and went on to win countless awards including Best In Show, Best All Around Groomer, the Lynne Carver Award for the most Best All Around Groomer wins (twice), and the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the most Best in Show wins. Other notable wins were the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011 and The World Dog Show’s World Champion Award. Pina was also a member of GroomTeam USA from 2008 through 2013 and competed in the World Championships for the United States in 2009, 2011, and 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver & two Golds.

Along with being a world-renowned groomer, Pina is also a national & international judge, instructor, and speaker. She was awarded the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year as well as the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year in 2014. Pina is a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) with the National Dog Groomers of America and is also a Certifier for their company. In 2021, she launched her company Niira to bring high quality affordable grooming tools to the industry.

Dedicated to improving the industry, Pina offers dog grooming education through private lessons in and around Ft. Lauderdale, FL and also travels the world to instruct at various in-person conferences and seminars as well as online webinars and is an integral part of Artero’s Jornadas events.

Pina is also associated with Kiyara Poodles, a top breeder of miniature poodles in the United States owned by Michael Lamb & Bill Jividen Jr. She is also associated with Kerryfield Kennels, top breeders of Kerry Blue Terriers owned by Virginia Harding and Krizma Kennels owned by Lois Grier. With these kennels, Irina has bred & co-owned numerous champion Poodles & Kerry Blue Terriers.

25 reviews for Topnotch Topknots Dog Grooming Webinar

  1. Karolina Pielichowska avatar

    Karolina Pielichowska

    Great webinar. Very east to follow. Thank you!

  2. Lora Haliw

    Lots of great info and tips. Thank you!

  3. Lauren Pixtun

    So awesome!! Learned how to do a couple of things to elevate my top knot 👌🏻 thank you!

  4. Morgan Colocho

    I hope to be like her one day. I’m still new and learning but she makes poodles look easy and is very thorough in her explaining! Can’t wait to use this information in the salon

  5. Carolyn Evans

    I really struggle with topknots, this is the best video I’ve watched so far. Very informative!

  6. Wendy Leazer

    Wonderful class really helped with my question on top nots

  7. Mirta Persen

    Love how easy to understand Pinas explains the technique. Can’t wait to try this on a poodle.

  8. Melissa Yedra

    A lot of useful information and tips. I struggle a lot with topknots, especially on Poodles so I’m looking forward to applying these tips next time!

  9. Lisa Mietzner

    Cute little video, adorable puppy. I am always interested in watch different grooms approach towards trimming a topknot. Very effective way of doing the topknot if you are looking for separation. Thank you

  10. Mona Trejo

    Extremely helpful and easy to understand. Thank you!

  11. Caroline Appelle

    Loved how she said every product she used or does use ! Defiantly want to watch more poodle webnairs with her as a teacher ! Loved how she explained how to do the crest also !

  12. Marci Montgomery

    Pina, you are amazing!!! Thank you for putting on this valuable mini webinar — top knots are the bane of my existence, and you showed so clearly how to solve the mystery. Thank you!!

  13. Sharon Turner

    Really informative love pina’s way of explaining
    Great webinar x

  14. Karolina Grembecka

    Awesome webinar!! So many tips and tricks and explained so well!! Going to try this out on my favorite poodle client I’m grooming tomorrow 😍🤩

  15. Megan Hall

    Great webinar! Learned a lot.

  16. Ron

    Great informative webinar! Easy to understand and perfect in detail. Hope Pina will do more in the future.

  17. Sonya Mizell

    Loved it!
    Easy to follow and understand..
    Gave me a boost of confidence in my poodle grooms and I learned a couple of new tricks!
    Cannot wait to do more groom haus webinars!

  18. Liz

    Fabulous explanations. Such great camera work filming these seminars too.

  19. Eva

    Excellent! This seminar was packed with information. A beginner, I will have to watch it many times to be able to pick up a maximum. Which will be a pleasure since the presentation is very nice and down to earth. Can’t wait for the next one on poodles… 🙂 Thank you, Eva

  20. susan coliton

    Excellent presentation picked up several new hints

  21. Melinda Hull

    Badass per usual <3

  22. Jackie smith

    Awesome as always. Learned how to handle the dreaded flopknot lol !

  23. Stephanie LaFever

    I enjoyed this mini seminar very much! I will definitely be subscribing to more of them in the future! Any tips for topknots are always good because time is money ???? ????

  24. Connie

    Picked up some nice tips, look forward to more in the future.
    Pina does a great job of explaining and showing her tips

  25. Krysti McArthur

    Really enjoyed this short but sweet webinar! Picked up some great tips and fixes to some of the issues I’ve been having with my topknots! Thank you!

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