Wahl Announces Winner of First-Ever Online Barber Battle

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Earlier this summer, barbers were invited to participate in Wahl Professional's first-ever online barber competition. Those interested in competing were encouraged to submit a video competing in three different looks: the pompadour, bald fade and a creative cut. Each video had to be 15 minutes or less, allowing five minutes per haircut, and all contestants had to be a member of the Wahl Ambassador Program and use all Wahl tools to complete the looks. 

After months of judging the competition, the highly-anticipated winner of the Wahl Barber Battle is Benny Machado (@mr_executive_barber). Wahl surprised Machado late Tuesday night to share the exciting news.

As winner, Machado receives a Wahl prize package with the complete line of clippers, trimmers and shavers, plus an honorary place on the Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T) for one year—a new opportunity open to hair professionals. The second place winner receives a prize package with three clippers, three trimmers and the Finale Finishing Tool, and the third place winner receives the Wahl Barber Combo and Finale Finishing Tool. 

About: 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 2500 employees worldwide, Wahl is proud to carry forward the tradition of innovation and superior customer service that was created by Leo J. Wahl. Headquartered in Sterling, IL, Wahl distributes to 176 countries and has eight global manufacturing facilities as well as 25 sales offices. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence as well as our remarkable list of groundbreaking innovations for the present and future for the global market. Visit www.wahlpro.com for more details.