As background, the boss lady was a hairdresser, and so we were exposed to a vast variety of both professional and ‘retail’ equipment both in the business and from attending industry events over the course of many years.
We bought equipment either from specialist hairdressing suppy stores or at events directly from suppliers. Over time we had Wahl equipment, some of which lasted well, and some which failed fairly quickly.
Wahl advertised & promoted extensively in industry (hairdressing and pet) journals and events. I have no doubt that they do the same with relevant retailers such as the Shaver Shop. The brand is then supported and promoted by practitioners who buy the gear cheaply (wholesale or better deals) and make considerable profit selling retail.
We ended up finding a wholesaler in Sydney that sold “pet clippers” and we used their products for hairdressing because they met the criteria I listed in the earlier post and worked well.
As evidenced by the Choice testing, the well know brands aren’t nevessarily the best performers, nor is price an indication of performance. I don’t want to recommend a particular brand or product, but I do want to emphasise that the Wahl brand is not the bees’ knees.
I suggest you use the list I provided to select a product for yourself.