Dog Groomer Gives Pawsome Makeovers to His Furry Customers | “They Look Like Living Sculptures”
To turn the animals into stunning works of art, he uses OPAWZ, a non-toxic, vegan dye created especially for dogs.
Everybody needs a makeover from time to time to shake things up a bit. With a similar idea, dog groomer Gabriel Feitosa gives all of his furry clients a stunningly artistic makeover. Feitosa uses safe pet grooming methods to transform the looks of his customers in the best way. To turn the animals into stunning works of art, he uses OPAWZ, which is a non-toxic, vegan dye created especially for dogs, BuzzFeed reported.
Feitosa uses his Instagram and TikTok accounts to show off his creativity, as social media is these days a surefire way to get your work recognized. His creative transformations of little furry babies take pet grooming to a whole new level. The 30-year-old is becoming more well-known every day because of his unique creativity. Feitosa has 260k followers on his Instagram and every transformational video of his receives a great number of views as well.
In an interview with King 5, Feitosa shared how he got into pet grooming. The interviewer asked him "How did you start grooming dogs?" In response to this question, Feitosa said: "I started when I was about 12 years old in the outskirts of San Paulo, Brazil. It's a very small town, particularly because I need it but also because I fell in love with the dogs and it became my passion."
Feitosa recounted the story of how he took his sister's dog to a grooming shop and asked the groomer if she could teach him how to groom dogs. The lady said yes and he started going every day after school to learn the skill. Feitosa was also asked about the inspiration behind his work and how he comes up with his designs.
He explained: "The inspiration comes from anywhere, you know if I go to the zoo I am always observing the animal patterns and how their expression looks like. If I am playing video games, bringing anime emoji, pop culture, anything that any art that is out there can be from the simplest form to natural beauty inspires me to make a dog look cool."
In an interview with BuzzFeed, he said: "I was drawn to spending a lot of time around puppies, of course, but also to the immense variety of looks and techniques out there to groom dogs. They look like living sculptures, and it's tough to learn how to groom every breed well. I guess the never-ending challenge of learning something new keeps me motivated."
Feitosa also revealed that he tweaks ideas and creates looks as per the personality of the dogs. He stated that he uses completely non-toxic, vegan products which are safe for animals. To prove it to the people out there, he even put up some paint on his tongue.