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The Wahl Academy is open to barbers and hairdressers of all levels who want to develop
their craft and push the boundaries.

Since 2002, our mission has been to inspire and educate every delegate that attends our
courses. Through a balance of demonstrations and practical learning, every course provides a fantastic opportunity to learn from over 75 years of knowledge and experience from the Wahl Artistic Team members, ensuring you leave inspired and confident with cutting edge techniques.

On completion of the course you will receive a Wahl endorsed CPD certificate. This recognises your achievement in terms of Continual Professional Development (CPD) – vital for any salon professionals wanting to stay up to date with the latest techniques, and essential for educators in the delivery of NVQ’s.

Wahl Academy Courses

Solid Foundation: Classic Men’s Grooming 2019 () Image


Solid Foundation: Classic Men’s Grooming 2020


Creative Advanced: Gents 2019 () Image


Creative Advanced: Gents 2020


Creative Advanced: Ladies & Gents 2019 () Image


Creative Advanced: Ladies & Gents 2020


Specialist: The Fade 2019 () Image


Specialist: The Fade 2020


Specialist: The Artist 2019 () Image


Specialist: The Artist 2020


Specialist: The Shave 2019 () Image


Specialist: The Shave 2020


Wahl Education & Artistic Team

Simon Shaw


One of the most inspiring & motivating hairdressers within the industry, Simon Shaw, Global Artistic Director of Wahl (UK) is known for his innovative & fun approach to education.

Simon’s innovative Wahl Academy wet goods range won the Best Men’s range at the Hair Awards and the accolades do not stop there, as Simon also won the first ever Grand Master Barber award. Simon is known for his passion towards education as he designs, develops and hosts Wahl seminars & courses. As a result of their enthusiasm & innovation for hairdressing & barbering, Simon is a huge attraction at major exhibitions with his success extending beyond the UK, as demand for his unique showmanship has seen him undertake successful tours in over 20 countries.

Now after many successful years with Wahl (UK), Simon is one of the most popular & highly regarded hairdressers & barbers within the industry. Passionate & committed with a desire to make every presentation, stage show or Academy seminar that he is part of fun & exciting, Simon is undoubtedly one of leading stars within hairdressing.



5ive’s list of awards and accolades has made him one of the most in demand barbers. His versatility is unrivalled as he can work with any hair type, whilst the enthusiasm and energy he brings to hairdressing and barbering makes him an integral member of the Wahl Artistic Team.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, South Londoner, 5ive, has a treasured competitive history, acquiring award titles such as ‘Battle of the Barbers’, ‘S-Curl Champion’, ‘Afro Stylist of the Year’ and ‘Southern Stylist of the Year’. His work has appeared in an exhibition for 50 years of Black British Style, and he is always on call for A-List celebrities such as Usher, P-Diddy and Lionel Ritchie.

5ive has become a platform artist for many seminars and shows, including the Afro Hair & Beauty Show and L’Oreal’s Masterclass. He can be seen showcasing an array of exciting techniques on worldwide stages alongside the Wahl Artistic Team and educating the next hairdressing generation.


Michael Damiano


As a former ‘Barber of the Year’, ‘Hairdresser of the Year’ and ‘Afro Barber of the Year’ winner, Michael Damiano consistently pushes the barbering boundaries.

Michael started cutting hair from a young age, running a full column of clients by the age of 16 and now runs the renowned Image Barber Shop. It’s been a ground breaking career for Michael as he became the first name to be engraved on the coveted ‘Barber of the Year’ Bill Tildsley Cup and the first male barber to be listed on the famous Guillaume Guglielmi sculpture as ‘Hairdresser of the Year’.

Michael’s unique talent has made him one of the most sought-after barbers. His success continues as he showcases industry leading skills alongside the Wahl Artistic Team at global exhibitions, seminars and courses.


Carl Blake


Leading the way in male grooming techniques, Carl Blake brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity that guarantees attention to detail and an inimitable quality that is rarely surpassed. With an impressive 25 years experience in the industry, Carl is an instrumental member of the Wahl Artistic Team.

Carl’s work is always in demand as he runs his own successful shop in West Sussex whilst he has also conducted and directed many photoshoots which have graced the front covers of Hairdressers Journal and Creative HEAD.

Carl’s creative work has also been recognised at the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards, appearing as a finalist for Men’s Hairdresser of the Year on numerous occasions. No stranger to the limelight, Carl can be found presenting the latest styles on stage at exhibitions such as Salon International and training seminars across the world.


Andrea Raymond


Crowned ‘British Barber of the Year’, Andrea Raymond is passionate, committed and hugely talented.

Andrea continues to raise the bar for female barbers, firmly establishing herself as a platform artist who is both knowledgeable and dedicated to being a positive influence for aspiring barbers.

Adept at delivering the latest cutting edge techniques Andrea is perfectly positioned to educate the next generation of barbers, ensuring quality and diversity across every Wahl exhibition, show and course.


Sam Campagna


Sam Campagna has dedicated his career to mentoring hairdressers and barbers in contemporary and classic haircutting, receiving the Honorary Fellowship Award from MK college for his contribution to education.

Alongside his role as a Wahl Artistic Team member, Sam runs Alternative Barbering Co. applying the same ethos of a professional staff, family environment and developing a mentorship program to help guide the next generation of barbers and hairdressers.

Now in his 20th year of hairdressing and barbering, you will find Sam educating on every Wahl platform in the UK and across the globe.

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