Folks across the country are learning a new skill during the coronavirus pandemic … how to cut hair from the comfort of their own home.
With barber shops and salons shuttering because of the outbreak, more and more people are boning up on hair styling, and they’re buying clippers … according to the company that invented the first electric hair clipper over a century ago.
Honchos at Wahl, which invented the electric clipper back in 1919, tell TMZ … they’ve already sold out of their top-selling clippers on Amazon, and their own online shop is about to be cleaned out.
But, clippers are no good unless you know how to handle them, and Wahl says their website is being flooded with visitors to their men’s haircut tutorials. We’re told people are reading how to do fades, tousled cuts, brush cuts, easy cuts and business hair cuts.
Overall, Wahl says website traffic is up a whopping 287% over the same period last year … and search traffic is up double-digits in nearly all 50 states, led by New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut, Washington and West Virginia.
Remember, Supercuts took a huge hit at the start of the outbreak … and now folks are channeling their inner Edward Scissorhands.