Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

Wahl Professional

Anne Marie Kollias Promoted to Wahl Professional's U.S. Director of Sales & Marketing

On March 29, Anne Marie Kollias was promoted to U.S. director of sales and marketing for Wahl Professional. Kollias had been serving as national sales manager for Wahl Professional since joining the company in 2015. She will continue to all domestic sales accounts and add day-to-day operations, marketing and product coordination responsibilities to her role.

Wahl Professional Welcomes Lisa Finucane as Head Educator

Wahl Professional has appointed Lisa Finucane the company’s new U.S. director of education.

Finucane has a long history in both the barbering and beauty industry having started her career as a cosmetologist to pay her way through college. Most recently, she served as a regional sales manager for BaByliss Pro. And previous to that, she served as a field sales manager at Cosmoprof Beauty, a regional educator with L’Oréal Professional and a regional educator with Wella.

WAHL Barber Battle Returns!

Scheduled to launch on June 1st, Wahl Professional’s second online Barber Battle offers a platform for artists to showcase their skills to the world. “As a 99+ year company, Wahl Professional strives to be on the forefront of innovation in all that we do,” says Aaron Flick, senior marketing associate, professional division, Wahl Clipper Corporation. “We are looking to grow and separate ourselves from the pack even more in 2018.”

Wahl Beauty Pros Educate in Russia and China

Beauty appears to transcend borders—and the combination of talented artists traveling to foreign countries to educate using professional tools is proving to be a win for professional tool brands and the beauty industry alike.

Recently, the Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) members Christina Goree, Rick Morin and Jose Barba traveled to Russia and China to lead educational classes and introduce attendees to Wahl Professional tools.

Wahl Professional Red Peanut

Wahl Professional is releasing a red version of its best-selling trimmer, the Peanut, this spring. The haircutting tool is known for its versatility, price and small size. The Red Peanut maintains the original's powerful rotary motor and packs the versatility of a trimmer with a snap-on snap-off blade for easy cleaning. It features a reversible finger-ring to help control the clipper. The wider spacing between the blade’s teeth makes it an ideal tool for fine-to-medium hair textures.