Lion Clip Alternatives- The ‘Bolero’ Clip

What is the ‘Bolero’ clip?

The ‘Bolero’ clip is completed using a #10 blade or 5-in-1 clippers on the rump of the cat’s body and leaving the coat anywhere from behind the shoulders to the lower back forwards, depending on the cats’ needs.

Why is the clip named the ‘Bolero’?

The ‘Bolero’ clip is named after the Bolero jacket, a short, cropped jacket you may wear with a dress.

Why would a cat receive a ‘Bolero’ clip?

A cat owner may require clipping be removed, but prefer the majority of the coat to remain.

There are many reasons why a cat may need this style; age, over-grooming, under-grooming, matting removal in winter, health, overweight, surgery, and skin conditions that may require topical medication, or they just like the style!

What does a ‘Bolero clip look like?

CFMG, Julie Dorman-Ogden, You Had Me at Meow Cat Grooming shares her stunning work in the photos below.

More Lion clip alternatives in Clipping the Feline Online Grooming Course.

Teaching you to confidently clip the Feline client.
From recording the history, completing a thorough check in, to rebooking and client retention.
All styles, including 2 hours of videos and information on:
  • The Lion Clip
  • The Modified Lion Clip
  • The Comb Clip
  • Persian Trimming
  • Teddy Bear Clip
  • Short Hair Clipping
  • Sanitary Trimming
  • Clipping the Aggressive Cat
  • Mat Removal
….and how to choose what length is best for the cat in front of you. Includes clipping with and against the coat and handling involved.

Learn stress signs, temperament and behaviour, and when to stop (or not begin) a groom based on the cats’ stress.


A complete Clipping Course from the beginner to advanced, learning new ways to groom your clients.


Bonus First Aid Lecture written by Veterinary Nurse Naomi Conroy and discounts on Medicpet First Aid Products.

https://learncatgrooming.com.au/p/clippingthefeline

Published by Lexie the Groomer

Owner and Head Groomer at Lexie's Dog and Cat Grooming https://learncatgrooming.com.au https://www.happysgrooming.com https://www.facebook.com/lexiesgrooming

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