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Last updated: November 15, 2023

Wahl Appoints Missy Jacobs as USA Education Development Leader & Adds 6 New Educators

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6 Educators Join Wahl’s Team & Missy Jacobs is Announced as New USA Education Development Leader

The Wahl brand has become synonymous with quality education and some of the best training in the hair industry—and, with their recent hiring of six new educators along with the appointment of Missy Jacobs as the new USA Education Development Leader, Wahl has assembled an elite team to solidify their position as a leader in education.


Missy brings over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, as she most recently served as the Director of Education for SexyHair and STMNT under the Henkel umbrella. In her new role, Missy will be responsible for helping grow and strengthen education in the USA. She will also work closely with the Global Education Team on content creation to continue to strengthen their position as a global leader.


Missy Jacobs, Wahl Professional's new USA Education Developement Leader
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Missy Jacobs, Photo Courtesy of Pattan & Co


“We are thrilled to welcome Missy to our education team,” said Stephanie Polansky, Wahl Global Director of Education. “Her passion, expertise, and dedication to empowering students make her an invaluable addition.”


In addition to Missy Jacobs, Wahl Professional also brought on six new educators from across the country. Scroll through the slides below to meet the team!

Colleen Brickley (@cocodidmyhair) // Photo Courtesy of Pattan & Co


  • Brittany Calzada (@brittanycalzada): Recently winning the prestigious Barbercon ‘Come Up Award’ and the title of ‘Most Consistent Female Barber of the Year’ at the California Barber Expo, Brittany Calzada has been a driving force in the barbering industry for nine years. 
  • Christian Gonzalez (@cjdabarber_): Based in Addison, Texas, Christian Gonzalez has been top five in the men’s category for BTC‘s #ONESHOT Hair Awards in 2021, 2022 and 2023. 
  • Colleen Brickley (@cocodidmyhair): As a testament to her ability to positively impact the careers of those she educates, Colleen “Coco” Brickley was a 2023 Barber Grammy Nominee, a 2023 Top 5 finalist for Educator of the Year at the CT Barber Expo and she was awarded the Heart of Champion Award for Educator at Sport Clips Haircuts in 2020. 
  • Rodrick Samuels (@rodricksamuels): Rodrick Samuels recently won the North American Hair Styling Awards Educator of the Year—plus, he was a Finalist for Artistic Team of the Year and Barber of the Year for the Midwest Hair Styling Awards.
  • Rory Sevajian (@fadedinc): 2023 marked Rory Sevajian’s third decade behind the chair, and it was also the year he was nominated for Educator of the Year at the International Barber Grammy’s. 
  • Steve Wren (@mrwrencuts): Steven Wren created the Fade Away Barber and Beauty Summit in 2015 and in 2021 was recognized as one of Modern Salon’s Top 100 industry game changers.


“Wahl has built an educator team that is best in class–selected for their talent, effort and character–knowing they will inspire professionals from around the world to improve their craft,” Garrett McGuire, Wahl’s Global Brand Director, explains. “The highest levels of educators in this industry are not only skilled barbers and stylists, but they understand how to communicate and motivate in ways that set them apart from their peers. That’s the Wahl Education team.”


To learn more about the Wahl Education team, visit

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