Wahl has announced it is accepting applications to its Select Barber program.
Geared to attract top barbering talent, last year's participant Corina Reyes (@corina_ladybarber) received widespread attention and was eventually promoted to the elite Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.).
From the applications received, Wahl will select 11 new members. Those accepted to the Wahl Select Barber program will receive at least one new Wahl Professional product each month to test or review, have their content shared by the Wahl Professional social media team and will receive stronger consideration for a position on the W.E.A.T. team.
“I’ve said for the last 15 years that I will be a W.E.A.T member, so I’ve put the pedal to the metal and got out there to do everything within my means so that my name would be relevant within the industry,” said Reyes. “So, when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it because I knew being on the Select Team put my toe in the door.”
To apply, you must be a licensed barber or stylist and a member of the Wahl Professional Ambassador program. And the following additional criteria will help an applicant to stand out: knowledge of Wahl Professional tools, a passion for educating other artists, an active Instagram and/or YouTube presence and an output of consistent high-quality content on those social media channels.
“Wahl Professional strives for quality and the artists selected will be of the highest quality in both their content creation and professionalism,” said Aaron Flick, senior marketing associate, professional division, Wahl Clipper Corporation.
Those chosen to be in the Select Barber program will be notified of their honor via the Wahl Ambassador program. Current Wahl Professional Ambassadors will receive an e-mail inviting them to apply.
Those who wish to become Ambassadors to fulfill the first part of the qualification process can sign up at wahlpro.com.