In 1911, Leo J. Wahl discovered the electromagnetic motor. He realized that he could use this kind of motor to make a medical massager for his uncle, J. Frank Wahl. As a student, Leo designed the massager and Frank began manufacturing them in a small plant in Sterling, Illinois.
Leo began selling this invention to barbershops. He recognized a need for improving barber tools by using this type of motor. In 1919 he took over the business and founded Wahl Clipper Corporation. Since then, our company has been the leader in the hair grooming industry.
Today, we are still a family owned company that is passionate about continuously designing quality products for our customers. We are the brand used by professionals, where our tools remain the most innovative and best in the industry. Our services set the global standard for integrity, value and efficiency and we are proud of our history.