Andis® Company Adds Australian Barbers to Global Barber & Beauty Education Team
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Andis® Company Expands Global Barber & Beauty Education Team with Top-Talent from Australia


STURTEVANT, WI (NOVEMBER 2017) – Andis® Company is expanding its Global Education Team with the addition of six Australian Educators for its Barber and Beauty Division – Annika Akerlund, Jordan Tabakman, Eoin McCarthy, Danny Cox, Antony Staltari and Shella Thornton. As the brand continues to grow, it is amplifying its global platform for education with Andis professionals teaching clipper cutting techniques across the globe. Andis remains steadfast in fostering international talent, and supporting cutting edge style from an elite team of barbers, stylists and men’s grooming specialists abroad.


Annika Akerlund [@overcombs] – Akerlund is a qualified traditional barber and is classically trained in barbering techniques. After completing her trade education under Jimmy O’Brien, she quickly moved into a senior role within Jimmy Rods Barbershops, and is credited with establishing two new shop locations in 2016.


Jordan Tabakman [@jordantabakmanhair] – Tabakman is a barber at Kings Domain Barber Shop in South Yarra. As a second-generation barber, he acquired tricks of the trade from his father, who owns a Barber Shop in Melbourne. Over the years, Tabakman has worked diligently to pursue his passion for educating and presenting as a platform artist.


Eoin McCarthy [@eoinmccarthyhair] – McCarthy began his training at his mother’s salon in Ireland, and currently works as a stylist at Area Studio in Melbourne. He was recognized as the Irish Barbering Apprentice of the Year in 2016, aided in Area Studio’s clean sweep at the HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships, and took first place in the 2017 Victorian State Barber Konnect Battle.


Danny Cox [@dannycox_hair] – Cox has nearly a decade of experience working in the industry. He started cutting hair at Toni & Guy, and has worked in various salons throughout England and Australia. He is now based at Area Studio in Melbourne where he specializes in men’s hairdressing and barbering.


Anthony Staltari [@ton_thebarber] – Staltari is an apprentice at Barber Boys in Adelaide, and specializes in traditional barbering with a modern twist. He won the 2016 Barber Battle held in Sydney, and took first place at the 2017 Australian Barber Konnect Battle.


Shella Thornton [@shella_barberella_] – Thornton is a second-generation barber with over 24 years’ experience. She owns a local Barber Shop, Clippy T’s, with her husband, and was the first female barber to place in Queensland's Barber Battle 2015 and the Australian Barber Title in 2016.

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Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company's products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call 800-558-9441 or visit