Wahl has been servicing the needs of professionals and consumers since its inception in 1919. Wahl's tradition of excellence began when founder Leo J. Wahl recognized the need to improve many of the tools being used by professionals in the beauty and barber industry. Mr. Wahl worked to provide better instruments that were both more effective and more efficient than the conventional tools and methods of the time. The result of his efforts was the development of the first electromagnetic hair clipper, which was soon patented, and Wahl Clipper Corporation was born. Today Leo J. Wahl’s devotion and commitment to meeting the needs of the professional by providing innovative products of the highest quality to the Beauty and Barber industry lives on as Wahl Clipper Corporation's professional products span the globe. It's enduring devotion to the Cosmetologist and the Barber has made Wahl the world's leading manufacturer of electric clippers and trimmers. Wahl currently is considered the foremost leader in the beauty and barber industry on a global scale.