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Tune into "Barber Battle" Hosted by Wahl Professional

May 19, 2017 | 11:48 AM

It's battle time! Wahl Professional is hosting its first online-exclusive barber battle at wahlbarberbattle.com from June 1-30, 2017.

“We’re excited to be the first professional clipper company to ever host our own online barber battle competition,” says Lance Wahl, Global Vice President Professional Products, Wahl Clipper Corporation. “The competition is for U.S. professionals only who are registered in our Wahl Ambassador program, and features a video submission limited to 15 minutes or less.”

The grand prize includes: a Wahl prize package with the complete line of 5-Star clippers, trimmers and shavers, plus an honorary place on the Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) for one year—a new opportunity open to hair professionals.

The second place winner will receive a Wahl prize package with 3 clippers, 3 trimmers and the 5-Star Finale Finishing Tool and the third place winner will receive the Wahl 5-Star Barber Combo and the 5-Star Finale Finishing Tool.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” says Wahl Education and Artistic Team (W.E.A.T.) member Rick Morin. “W.E.A.T. members are always asked how others can join the team, and now’s your chance. Show us what you’re made of.”

Contestants entering Wahl’s Barber Battle will submit a video competing in three different looks: the pompadour, bald fade and a creative cut, a freestyle look determined by the artists. Because this competition is a first of its kind, judging officials anticipate a variety of talent and creativity.

“We’re leaving the creative cut entirely up to the contestants. This includes the cut, color, design and everything else. It’s all in their hands,” says Morin. “We can’t wait to see the creativity.”

Each video submission must total 15 minutes or less, allowing five minutes per haircut. All contestants must be a member of the Wahl Ambassador Program and use all Wahl tools to complete the looks.

Video submissions must be uploaded in video format (.mov/.mp4) no later than 10:59:59 am EST on June 30th, 2017

“This competition will take some artists out of their comfort zones. But it’s a chance for contestants to create remarkable cuts and show what they could bring to W.E.A.T.,” says Morin.

“My best advice is to be yourself,” says Morin. He also reflects on how he would stand out in the submission process. “If it’s within your budget, hire a videographer to help so you can focus on your execution. If not, record your submission on a good-quality phone camera.”

Be on the lookout for a special announcement after the submission period. The fee to enter the barber battle competition is $75 and all licensed barbers and stylists 18-years old and up and residing in the United States (excluding: New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, and North Dakota) are eligible to enter.

Find out more about Wahl’s barber battle competition and submit online at wahlbarberbattle.com.

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