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About Us
About Us

Opened in 2002, the Wahl Academy is for hairdressers at all levels who want to push the boundaries and maintain the high standards clients have come to expect. Designed to educate, inspire and motivate, every delegate that attends a course at the Wahl Academy leaves motivated and confident with new ideas and techniques.

Balancing demonstrations with practical teaching, every course has a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere aimed to give you the fantastic opportunity to pull on the wealth of the Wahl Artistic Team's knowledge and experience.

At the end of a Wahl course you don't just leave inspired, motivated and educated. You will also receive a HABIA endorsed certificate that 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.

Simon Shaw

One of the most inspiring and motivating hairdressers within the industry, Simon Shaw, European Artistic Director for Wahl (UK) Ltd, is known for his innovation and fun approach to hairdressing and education.

Simon's success with the fantastic Wahl product ranges over the past four years has been phenomenal. His catchphrase of 'cutting with clippers - quicker, easier and more fun' is known up and down the country. He has taken cutting with clippers to a new level with the introduction of cutting to music, to demonstrate and encourage how easy it is to get great results with clipper cutting, using his 'flick and smack' technique.

Simon is known for his passion towards education and not only hosts the many inspirational seminars and courses that are run within the Wahl Academy, but is also the person responsible for designing and developing these seminars and courses.

Not only does Simon take part in hairdressing exhibitions, stage shows and seminars at the Wahl Academy, he also makes regular appearances on a variety of TV and radio shows. As a result of this media work, Simon's clientele includes many TV, media and sports personalities.

Now after many successful years as Artistic Director for Wahl (UK) Ltd, Simon is one of the most popular and highly regarded hairdressers within the industry.