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Risky Business

Despite starting at the height of an economic crisis, Mehmet Kanar has fast-tracked Kanar's success with calculated risk-taking and smart technology.

Born in a small city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey called Antalya, Mehmet Kanar may seem an unlikely beauty business success story. In fact, the managing partner of Kanar Inc., in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Mehmet had a first career as a standout accountant. After relocating to the U.S., he founded his company in 2007, and has since built one of the largest B2B barber supply distributors in the market. He even delved into manufacturing his own successful brands.

Wahl Cordless Magic Clip

Wahl's 5-Star Cordless Magic Clip is a cordless clipper that uses a high-precision, stagger-tooth 2161 blade for superior speed and performance. Use the convenient taper lever to create seamless blends and fades. The clipper uses a lithium-ion battery that can run for over 90 minutes per charge, and has cord/cordless capability. It also comes with the following accessories: 8 attachment combs, oil, cleaning brush, instructions, red blade guard, and recharging transformer.

SRP: $102

Andis Slimline Pro Li Trimmer

The new lightweight and ergonomic Slimline Pro Li Trimmer from Andis has an updated design from the product's original metallic chrome look. For outlining, designing, dry shaving or for touchups, this trimmer uses lithium-ion power, delivers 6,000 strokes per minute and has a 2 ½-hour runtime per charge. Made in the U.S., it also is equipped with a close-cutting, zero-gapped carbon-steel T-blade and comes with four attachment combs.

SRP: $72.16

Wahl New Barbers Program Calls for Artists

Building on the success of its Wahl Professional Ambassador Initiative, Wahl Clipper Corporation has announced the new Wahl Select Barbers program, which seeks to reward members of the Wahl Professional Ambassador program for brand loyalty, product expertise, social media presence and a desire to educate other stylists. Since inventing the first practical electric hair clipper in 1919, Wahl Clipper Corporation has been a leader in the professional and home grooming category.