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A few weeks ago we featured an awesome series of creative dog grooming portraits that were shot at the Intergroom cat and dog grooming conference last year. Intergroom 2014 just took place and this amazing “Super Nintendog” was part of the spectacle, complete with groomers in costume as Bowser and Luigi. 2/3rds of him is the fluffiest Yoshi we’ve ever seen along with a bonus Mario portrait, piranha plant, golden bricks, a 1-up mushroom and Bowser’s spiky tail. It’s a Super Mario Bros. bonanza on one extraordinarily patient poodle.

Visit BuzzFeed for many more photos from Intergroom 2014.

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Poodle Power: Adventures in Extreme Grooming

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun. 

Photo via Pinterest/Jennifer Cohn

We’ve discovered something a little shocking and unusual, and we had to share it. While we’re all busy dreaming up new ways to update our own hair, there’s an underground community of people who are exerting their creative energy onto their dogs—especially poodles. Since poodles have a single layer of dense, curly hair, it takes shape quickly and can easily be manipulated into whatever imaginative look a pet owner wants. This leads to extreme poodle grooming.

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