The three remaining players are tasked with creating grooming-instruction videos and receive guidance from TV host Samantha Harris. Later, Season 1 champ Artist Knox advises the contestants over dinner; and the players must style bichons frises in accordance with AKC breed standards.
The contestants spruce up homeless shelter dogs for an adoption event attended by comedian Margaret Cho. Later, the players must groom search-and-rescue dogs in just 45 minutes without using soap or water.
The contestants are tasked with teaching grooming techniques to a group of 10-year-olds. Back at the salon, the players must style older dogs to make them appear youthful. Janice Dickinson serves as a guest judge.
The contestants are tasked with inventing innovative grooming tools and presenting them to a marketing bigwig. In the grooming challenge, the players must trim matted poodle mixes with vacuum clippers.
The groomers learn the art of dog massage and put their new skills to test on a group of rambunctious Jack Russell terriers. Later, the contestants must satisfy bizarre client requests during the grooming challenge.
The salon is trashed, and the contestants are tasked with finding all the safety violations. In the elimination challenge, the players must correct botched grooming jobs. Kendra Wilkinson serves as a guest judge.