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Simon _ Wahl_s International Creative Director demonstrating a Clipper cut

WAHL has launched its Grooming Products in India

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Simon _ Wahl_s International Creative Director demonstrating a Clipper cut
New Delhi 23 January, 2012: Wahl – Inventor and leading international manufacturer and marketer launches its highest quality grooming products in India. It is the brand used by professionals that has provided the Beauty and Barber industry with innovative, high-quality clippers and trimmers globally.
Wahl has conducted the Look & Learn seminar for the local hair stylist to learn how to use the clippers instead of traditional scissors. It was such an interactive session for the city hair stylist to learn the technique of clipper cutting and use of its different blade for different hair style and trimming of hair. To give a hair raising experience and to unravel the unfolding of a Style Revolution to consumers and salons, Simon Shaw –Wahl’s International Creative Director & International Artistic Instructor Michele Damiano along with the Wahl Indian Artistic Team conducted a Personal Grooming Session with Wahl’s extensive range of clippers and personal trimmers in that Look & Learn Seminar where new art of hair design will be created.
Commenting on the launch, Simon Shaw – Wahl’s International Creative Director said, “Wahl has a fantastic range of products that are undoubtedly a must have hairdressing tool for grooming. To be a part of Wahl and to be able to push boundaries of design and cutting hair with Wahl Trimmers and Clippers is phenomenal.” He also further added that “clipper cutting is new to India. It’s suited to the Indian ethics. It is easier for stylist, quickest for stylist and gives better result. We have already presence in 23 cities in India and looking to all across the country. We will be coming back in April and starts training programme with L’Oreal. End of this year, for our expansion programme we will go to Deep South to Goa and launch a Wahl clipper Award. For this competition stylist across the India will participate and final will be held in Goa.
Wahl introduces its grooming products that are available in the category of Professional & Consumer Grooming Appliances like Hair Clippers, Hair Trimmers and Home Animal Grooming with fully coordinated pet product lines and Personal Care – Massagers & Hair Styling Products that are specifically designed to Indian specifications with the Indian Plugs and Cords.
Wahl Indian Artistic Team comprise of the best known names industry like Brent Barber from B:Blunt Salon, Savio John Pereira from Savio John Pereira Salon, Ity Agarwal from Psalm23 Salon, Raman Bhardwaj from A.N. John Salon, Vipul Chudasama, Aashish Christian from La-Femme Salon, Renee Melek from Hyatt Salon and Amali Kandasamy from Looks Unisex Salon.
Wahl Personal Grooming Session & the Look & Learn Seminar were scheduled in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi to give a hair fashion makeover to the country with only Wahl Clippers and Trimmers.
Sandra Conley, International Business Development Manager, Wahl Clipper Corporation said, “India is ranked the 4th largest economy in the world! Wahl has a prime opportunity to not only develop the professional barber and beauty business, but to reach out to the middle class population with our consumer personal care products through local retailers. Eventually, we hope to establish awareness in the Animal business working with the professional animal groomers and grooming ‘at-home’ for pets through retailers. Wahl India opened their sales and marketing office in Mumbai late November.
Wahl India will offer products from all our manufacturing facilities, US, Germany, Hungary, and China. ‘Wahl is vertically integrated’! ‘Now almost 100 years of experience in the professional hair clipper business, we have the opportunity to offer our customers quality innovative products at competitive prices’. “We have totally invested in this market by offering products with the correct plugs for India eliminating the inconvenience of adapters, providing training for the Professional stylists and barbers, constant supply of quality products at competitive pricing, sales, marketing, service and warranty.”
Don Seale – Director Far East Sales, Wahl Clipper Corporation said, “We are delighted to launch Wahl products
In India and we hope to ensure that Wahl remains the global leaders and maintain its leading position in clippers and trimmers in India.”
Rohit Sood – Managing Director, Wahl India Grooming Products Pvt. Ltd said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of Wahl products in India. Designed to Indian specifications our wide range of products is diversified to satisfy every current and ever evolving consumer needs. We at Wahl look forward to reaching the Indian audience and hope to leverage WAHLs professional heritage and contribute to its growing global presence. We also plan to open our 1st Service Centre in Mumbai and intend to open more such Wahl service centres in Delhi, Bangalore & Kolkata in the coming months.”
Now in its 92nd year, Wahl Clipper Corporation is an international industry leader in the manufacturing of products for the professional beauty and barber salon trade, consumer personal care, and animal grooming. Headquartered in Sterling, IL, Wahl employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. Wahl products are available in 165 countries around the world. For more information about Wahl, visit www.wahlglobal.com.

By S. Sarvesh

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