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JAN 2019

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74 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JANUARY 2019 News Battle it Out California barber and beauty college educator Kevin Nguyen has won the second- annual 2018 Wahl Online Barber Battle, a prestigious competition amongst barbers hosted by Wahl Professional. In the competition, barbers were required to make three cuts: classic bald fade, creative cut, and a choice between either a pompadour or a textured crop. Each were judged on styling techniques, precision, diffi culty, and the overall fi nal look. Among the top three winners, Nguyen won fi rst place and was awarded with a complete 5-Star line of clippers and trimmers, as well as an honorary one-year membership to the Wahl education and artistic team. The second place winner, Jose Montejano, received three Wahl clippers and trimmers; and third place went to Stanley "Spodie" Holsey, who scored a 5-Star Barber Combo. "This year's entries were incredibly impressive," says Aaron Flick, senior marketing associate at Wahl Clipper Corporation. "There are a lot of dynamic artists out there and Wahl is proud to bring such talented individuals from across the country into one competition." The winners' videos can be seen at wahlbarberbattle.com. —Merryl Simon mane manual Just as your clients' hair needs a refresh, so does the supporting literature! Debuting in 1986 and out of print for nearly a decade, The Haircutter's Handbook is back and updated with the release of the The Haircutter's Handbook Thirty-three and a Third Anniversary Edition. Authored by salon owner and national educator David Kinigson, the handbook features three distinct sections to cover all bases of the biz, beginning with the "standard language of haircutting," which defi nes the foundation of cutting techniques; a "haircutters' training program" that includes an easily adoptable three- phase curriculum; and concludes with an apprentice manual, originally penned for Sassoon Salon Fifth Avenue NYC to provide instruction on how to empower trainees. As part of the book's revision, dry-cutting, couture hair, the keys to developing your passion and skills, as well as the "human element" of the job, are covered. The book also features commentary by some of the most legendary names in styling, including Dwight Miller, Van Council, Maryanne McCormack, Edward Tricomi, Howard McLaren, Nick Berardi, Eden Sassoon, and Maurice Tidy, among others. The Haircutter's Handbook Thirty-three and a Third Anniversary Edition will be available soon on Amazon. The Haircutter's Handbook is being re- released thirty-three-plus years after its original publishing date. Congratulations to Wahl's Barber Battle grand-prize winner Kevin Nguyen; second-place winner Jose Montejano; and third-place winner Stanley Holsey. COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS AND INDIVIDUALS

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