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Pets in Taiwan Can Be Turned into Teddy Bears or Dinosaurs

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  • 07
  • 2016

Taiwan was once the birth place of a unique pet grooming trend where the fur on the head was cut into square or round shapes. Now, things have gotten even more creative and have been taken a few steps further.

Tainan, Taiwan, is now home to a pet grooming salon where talented and creative groomers put their hands to work in order to get people talking.

Owner and former hairdresser Ou Shih-jou is the mastermind behind these designs, which go from dinosaurs to Hello Kitties.

The extravagant designs are his response to customers wanting something “different.”

To avoid negative reviews, they have been smart to only cut the hair and not dye it.

Lee Mei-chen is one of the top groomers in the salon. She makes sure every design is planned and follows a logical train of thought.

She makes decisions for the design based on the color of the fur and the amount she will have to work with.


Ou, the owner of the salon, said, “When a cat gets angry, the fur on its back erects, that made us come up with the stegosaurus design. It makes the cat look like a small dinosaur. The owners were happy after they came back to see it, thinking it was quite creative.”

Lee explains the teddy bear design is chosen the most by customers, but it is also the hardest to work on and can take up to three hard-worked hours to complete.

The pet salon Igogo has been open since September of last year and has had wide approval of their creativity. The cost of the cut usually depends on the difficulty involved but can go as low as £14.

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