With the Wahl Barber Academy, new global LMS, the Wahl Fade It Forward® scholarship program, and countless live educational events, Wahl’s commitment to professional education is strong.
For over 104 years, stylists and barbers worldwide have looked to Wahl Professional, the leader in professional and home grooming electric hair clippers, trimmers and shavers, for the best tools of their trade. The Wahl brand has also become synonymous with education and the best training in the industry, and with Wahl Professional’s recent hiring of 6 new educators along with the appointment of Missy Jacobs as the new USA Education Development Leader, Wahl has assembled an elite team to solidify their position as a leader in education.
Missy brings over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, and she most recently served as the Director of Education for Sexy Hair and STMNT under the Henkel umbrella. In her new role, Missy will be responsible for helping grow and strengthen education in the USA. She will also work closely with the Global Education Team on content creation to continue to strengthen their position as a global leader.
“We are thrilled to welcome Missy to our education team,” said Stephanie Polansky, Wahl Global Director of Education. “Her passion, expertise, and dedication to empowering students make her an invaluable addition.”
In addition to Missy Jacobs, Wahl Professional also brought on 6 new educators from across the country: Brittany Calzada, Christian Gonzalez, Colleen Brickley, Rodrick Samuels, Rory Sevajian, and Steve Wren.
Recently winning the prestigious Barbercon ‘Come Up Award’ and the title of ‘Most Consistent Female Barber of the Year’ at the California Barber Expo, Brittany Calzada has been a driving force in the barbering industry for 9 years.
Based in Addison, Texas, Christian Gonzalez has been top five in the men’s category for Behind the Chair in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
As a testament to her ability to positively impact the careers of those she educates, Colleen “Coco” Brickley was a 2023 Barber Grammy Nominee, a 2023 Top 5 finalist for Educator of the Year at the CT Barber Expo, and in 2020 she was awarded the Heart of Champion Award for Educator at Sport Clips Haircuts.
Rodrick Samuels recently won the North American Hair Styling Awards Educator of the Year and was a Finalist for Artistic team of The Year and Barber of the Year for the Midwest Hair Styling Awards.
2023 marked Rory Sevajian’s third decade behind the chair, and it was also the year he was nominated for Educator of the Year at the International Barber Grammy’s.
Steven Wren created the Fade Away Barber and Beauty Summit in 2015, and in 2021 was recognized as one of Modern Salon’s Top 100 industry game changers.
“Wahl has built an educator team that is best in class– selected for their talent, effort, and character– knowing they will inspire professionals from around the world to improve their craft,” Garrett McGuire, Wahl’s Global Brand Director, explains. “The highest levels of educators in this industry are not only skilled barbers and stylists, but they understand how to communicate and motivate in ways that set them apart from their peers. That’s the Wahl Education team.”
To learn more about the Wahl Education team, visit wahlpro.com.
Missy Jacobs, USA Education Development Leader, and Garrett McGuire, Global Brand Director, Wahl Clipper Corporation are available for interview upon request.
About Wahl Clipper Corporation:
Since 1919, with the invention of the first practical electric hair clipper, Wahl Clipper Corporation has been the leader in the professional and home grooming category. Today, with over 3,500 employees worldwide, Wahl is proud to carry forward the tradition of innovation and superior customer service created by Leo J. Wahl. Headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, Wahl distributes to 176 countries and has eight global manufacturing facilities and 28 sales offices. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence and our impressive list of groundbreaking innovations for the present and future of the global market. Visit http://www.wahlpro.com/ for more details.