Wahl Professional recently welcomed Lisa Finucane as the company’s new US Director of Education. Finucane has considerable history in the barbering and beauty industry having started her career as a cosmetologist as a way to pay for college. Most recently she served as a regional sales manager with Babyliss Pro. Prior to this she was a field sales manager for Cosmoprof Beauty, a regional educator with L’Oreal Professional and a regional educator with Wella.
Finucane is excited to bring her experience as a cosmetologist and marry it with the barbering experience to give Wahl an edge over the competition by increasing its artistic vision. She knows that barbering is the future of the industry and is excited to be involved.
“The most important thing is to remain teachable in this industry because things change so quickly,” Finucane says. The idea of sharing experience and giving back through education is what initially drew Finucane to Wahl. She saw Wahl’s initiative to start its Fade It Forward program to give underprivileged youth a barbering education and it made her realize working for Wahl would be the right fit for her.
“Education is so important in general because no one can ever take it away from you and it gives you power in life and opportunity,” says Finucane. “Specifically, education is so important within the barbering community because it gives more than access to new trends. It shows people that there is a bigger picture, barbers can see the world they fit in and they can they can create a network or fellow barbers on which to rely."