The foundations for Wahl began when Leo J. Wahl invented the first vibrating electromagnetic motor in Sterling, Illinois. This led to the creation of the first vibrating medical massager, which was sold to barbershops, where Leo recognised the need to develop and improve barber tools.
Since Leo J. Wahl filed his patent for the first electric hair clipper in 1919, Wahl have remained at the forefront of the industry, with over 90% of Barbers now using Wahl.
As an international leader in the manufacturing of products for the professional barber and salon trade, consumer personal care and styling, massagers and animal grooming, Wahl is dedicated to delivering products that are built to perform and constantly push the boundaries of innovation.
Wahl blades are engineered using high precision grinding technology ensuring the best cutting performance. The consistency and sharpness of each tooth on the precision ground blade creates a better cut that is more even and better quality than any competitor using stamped blades.
As the brand used by professionals, Wahl has created a range of grooming, styling, personal care and kitchen products which offer an unrivalled quality that you can trust.
About 100 Years of Wahl
When Leo Wahl invented the first electric hair clipper in 1919, he didn’t just revolutionise an industry. He created one.
What started as one man’s brilliant, innovative idea in America’s heartland is now the worldwide standard for barbers and hairdressers.
It has been a journey shared with our loyal customers as we celebrate over 100 years. When you pick up a Wahl product, you can be confident that over 100 years of professional beard and haircutting innovation is in the palm of your hand.