Wahl Clipper Corporation

Our Story

Since 1919, with the invention of the first practical electric hair clipper, Wahl Clipper Corporation has been the leader in the professional and home grooming category. Today, with over 3,300 employees worldwide, we are proud to carry forward the tradition of innovation and superior customer service that was created by Leo J. Wahl.

While we have changed over the years, we have also stayed the same. We are still headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, USA. Today our products are sold in approximately 165 countries worldwide with six global manufacturing facilities as well as eleven sales offices. Our products remain the global standard for integrity, value and efficiency. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence as well as our remarkable list of groundbreaking innovations for the present and future for the global market.  Read our company's history.



Wahl, as an ethical global manufacturer and distributor of electrical appliances, realizes the environment is a key stakeholder, along with our customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees, communities, and countries where we do business.

  • We are genuinely committed to reducing our impact on the environment.
  • We will strive to define world-class best environmental impact practices and achieve ambitious targets.
  • We will continually reduce energy used and materials consumed throughout our end-to-end supply chain processes.
  • We will set a good example to our stakeholders by actively promoting sustainability, recycling, and using environmentally friendly materials wherever practical.
  • We are committed as Environmental Stewards and promote recycling including batteries and electronic hardware as Universal Waste rather than disposal as hazardous waste. This also reduces natural resources demand and removes toxins from the solid waste stream. Please join us in the vital effort and recycle.

From the Newsroom

August 31, 2021

5 Must-Ask Questions About Your Pain

For millions of Americans, pain is a daily struggle. It's so pervasive, far too many people are just dealing with it, instead of addressing it. So in recognition of National Pain Awareness Month this September, therapeutic at-home massager manufacturer Wahl interviewed board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist Dr. Anita Gupta for tips to get people on the path toward a more pain-free life.


August 30, 2021


Last Friday hundreds of homeless and in-need veterans showed up for the Chicago Standdown event and were provided with services such as medical screenings, employment assistance and FREE haircuts and beard trims from a giant 20-foot mobile barbershop. The mobile barbershop is a staple of Sterling, Ill., based company Wahl Clipper Corp. and is used to spread goodwill and good grooming across the country.


July 07, 2021

Contest Proves Life is Better with a Beard: Wahl Launches Second Annual Search for the ‘Most Talented Beard in America’, Ready to Change Lives Again

Wahl searches for furry phenoms by asking men with beards to submit a video of themselves performing a talent. Prizes include a total of $40,000, a visit from Wahl’s mobile barbershop, and an arsenal of Wahl grooming gear to keep those beards looking (and performing) their best.



Join our team! With almost 100 years of history, Wahl Clipper is the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of professional and consumer clippers, trimmers, shavers, and personal care devices. Wahl employs 3,300 employees worldwide with our products sold in more than 165 countries. At Wahl, we are proud of our heritage of excellence as well as our remarkable list of ground-breaking innovations for the present and future for the global market.

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Where to Find Us

Wahl Clipper Corp.

2900 Locust St.

Sterling, IL 61081


Photos of our building provided by Nels Akerlund Photography

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