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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 pull on over 75 years of knowledge and experience from the Wahl Artistic Team members, ensuring you leave inspired and confident with cutting edge techniques.

At the end of the course you will receive a HABIA endorsed certificate. The HABIA endorsed certificate 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 (2 days)



Creative Advanced Ladies & Gents



Creative Advanced Gents



Specialist: The Fade



Specialist: The Shave



Specialist: The Artist


2019 Course Dates


28th January

Specialist: The Fade with Michael Damiano

18th-19th February

Solid Foundation: Classic Men’s Grooming with Simon Shaw

18th March

Specialist: The Shave with Carl Blake

8th-9th April

Creative Advanced Gents with 5ive

15th May

Specialist: The Fade with Michael Damiano

10th June

Specialist: The Artist with 5ive

24th-25th June

Solid Foundation: Classic Men’s Grooming with Carl Blake

26th June

Specialist: The Shave with Carl Blake

15th July

Specialist: The Fade with 5ive

12th-13th August

Creative Advanced Ladies & Gents with Simon Shaw

2nd September

Specialist: The Fade with Michael Damiano

23rd 24th September

Solid Foundation: Classic Men’s Grooming with Simon Shaw

30th October

Specialist: The Shave with Carl Blake

11th November

Specialist: The Fade with Michael Damiano

25th-26th November

Creative Advanced Gents with Simon Shaw

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.


Wahl Academy Prospectus

For full course details, download our prospectus.

Academy Events

Salon International 2019

5th - 7th October, 2019

Join us for Salon International 2019 at The Excel, London.

Expect exciting product launches, crowning of the Barber of the Year and first class demonstrations from the Wahl Artistic Team and special guests.

Get up close and personal with all the latest cutting-edge techniques and professional products.

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