Dangers are part of life. They don’t at all times pan out. However when the whole lot falls into place, one thing actually particular can occur.
Wahl Skilled took a danger final summer time once they debuted the primary ever on-line barber battle. And the response they obtained from the barbering group paid off for them – and for one of the best of the battlers who took an opportunity on coming into.
Simply ask Benny Machado, the Grand Prize Winner of final 12 months’s battle, and an honorary member of the Wahl Training and Creative Crew (W.E.A.T.) in 2018.
“Profitable has sparked a ardour to assist others and has given me the platform to take action. I’ve met so many professionals and obtained beneficial recommendation.”
Wahl Skilled will present that very same distinctive platform for artists to showcase their expertise to the world with the second iteration of their barber battle, scheduled to launch June 1.
“As a 99+ 12 months firm, Wahl Skilled strives to be on the forefront of innovation in
all that we do,” stated Aaron Flick, Senior Advertising and marketing Affiliate, Skilled Division, Wahl Clipper Company. “We wish to develop and separate ourselves from the pack much more in 2018.”
And the modifications Wahl Skilled is making to the battlefield – the web site itself – will play a giant half in that separation: Specifically, user-friendliness.
“Updates have been made on the cell improvement aspect for a sleeker appear and feel.
We even have improved on the login course of to permit customers to create a login and submit
their entry in a number of steps (as a substitute of suddenly),” stated Flick.
One other change is the precise competitors cuts barbers might be judged on. Like final 12 months’s
battle, members should present their mastery of a Traditional Bald Fade and a Artistic Design of their very own selecting. This 12 months, nevertheless, they’ll select both the Pompadour or Textured Crop as one of many three cuts for the judges’ consideration.
Wahl Skilled has additionally upped the stakes.
Whereas the grand prize winner will obtain a one-year membership on W.E.A.T. and the
whole 5-Star line, valued at over $1,200, 2nd place might be awarded a place within the newly unveiled Wahl Choose Barbers program, which is a brand new addition to this 12 months’s battle.
The highest three winners may even obtain notoriety on the Barber Battle web site, and 1st-10th place will all have their work showcased on Wahl Skilled’s social media channels.
The winners might be introduced in September and entrants could have from June 1 – June
29, 2018, to submit their movies.
Nevertheless, if there’s one factor each Wahl Skilled and Machado can attest to, it’s the
time wanted to make the work standout.
“The one factor that I’d’ve modified was ready till the final minute to make the
video. Which created numerous stress and sleepless nights,” stated Machado.
To present yet one more incentive, Wahl Skilled is rewarding those that submit their
“We are going to provide a brand new 5 Star Retro T-Minimize for the primary ten full video submissions,” stated Flick.
What recommendation may be provided to these seeking to present their mettle? That depends upon who
Flick provides extra tactical recommendation: “Research the principles and rent a videographer (or use a very good
digicam) to showcase your cuts in top quality.”
Final 12 months’s champ gives one thing a bit extra inspirational.
“Don’t give it some thought an excessive amount of! Simply go for it, be sensible in your mannequin choice. Don’t take
this chance without any consideration,” stated Machado.
These seeking to take dangers of their very own are inspired to study extra and register at