Topnotch Topknots Dog Grooming Webinar

(28 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 found her calling as a dog groomer after immigrating from Ukraine in 1989 and working part-time as a bather. She honed her skills at some of New York’s finest grooming salons before stepping into the competitive grooming scene in 2006. Pina quickly made a name for herself, winning prestigious titles like Best In Show, Best All Around Groomer, the Lynne Carver Award (twice), and the Liz Paul Memorial Award. She also triumphed at the Winner’s Circle Jackpot in 2011 and earned the World Dog Show’s World Champion Award. From 2008 to 2013, Pina was a proud member of GroomTeam USA, competing internationally and helping her team win a Silver and two Gold medals.

Beyond her achievements in grooming, Pina is celebrated as a judge, instructor, and speaker. In 2014, she was honored with the Cardinal Crystal Award for Judge of the Year and the Barkleigh Honors Award for Up & Coming Speaker of the Year. As a National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) with the National Dog Groomers of America, she also served as a Certifier for many years.

Pina’s passion for education brings her around the world for conferences, seminars, and workshops, including the PM Mastery Series with Ann Martin. In 2021, she launched Niira to provide top-notch, affordable grooming tools. Her journey with Groom Haüs began at its inception, and in 2024, she officially joined as Education Director and co-owner.

Pina is also deeply involved with Kiyara Poodles, Kerryfield Kennels, and Krizma Kennels, where she has bred and co-owned numerous champion Poodles and Kerry Blue Terriers. Her dedication to excellence and education has made her a beloved, well-known, and respected figure in the grooming community for good reason.

28 reviews for Topnotch Topknots Dog Grooming Webinar

  1. Helen Sullivan avatar

    Helen Sullivan

    Great info regarding topknots. Cant wait to try these tips

  2. Alison Kim

    Amazing seminar, learned so much about topknots and can’t wait to try on next poodle.

  3. Ashley Melendez

    Watching this before my poodle tomorrow gave me some confidence to practice my top knots

  4. Karolina Pielichowska

    Great webinar. Very east to follow. Thank you!

  5. Lora Haliw

    Lots of great info and tips. Thank you!

  6. Lauren Pixtun

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

  7. 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

  8. Carolyn Evans

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

  9. Wendy Leazer

    Wonderful class really helped with my question on top nots

  10. Mirta Persen

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. Mona Trejo

    Extremely helpful and easy to understand. Thank you!

  14. 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 !

  15. 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!!

  16. Sharon Turner

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

  17. 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 😍🤩

  18. Megan Hall

    Great webinar! Learned a lot.

  19. Ron

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

  20. 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!

  21. Liz

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

  22. 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

  23. susan coliton

    Excellent presentation picked up several new hints

  24. Melinda Hull

    Badass per usual <3

  25. Jackie smith

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

  26. 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 ???? ????

  27. Connie

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

  28. 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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