Photographer Grace Chon‘s photo series, Hairy is before and after pics of dogs that have been groomed in a Japanese grooming style. These haircuts don’t follow the usual breed standard cuts and rules for grooming that you are used to but rather, the emphasis is on making the dog look as cute as possible, which is the Japanese obsession. Cute. Grace says,
“I’ve always found before and after photos from dog grooming to be really funny. Usually it doesn’t even look like it’s the same dog in each photo! I had the idea of shooting a photo series that highlighted this extreme transformation. Each dog went way beyond their normal grooming schedule to grow their hair long and shaggy for the shoot.
There’s something so funny to me about seeing a dog so shaggy that they can’t even see! I wanted the after photos to be really extreme by showing a type of cut that’s uncommon to most of us here in the United States.“
Each haircut can take hours, as the majority of the styling is all done with hand scissoring. All the dogs in this series were groomed by Healthy Spot in L.A., many of which specialize in this style of cut and have been trained by masters from Japan. Can you stand this much cuteness!?
(Photos, Grace Chon; Grooming, Alyson Ogimachi, Donna Owens, Koko Fukaya, Cindy Reyes, Patricia Sugihara& Cameron Adkins; via Bored Panda)