Wade Menendez, known around the world as, “Wade the Barber,” is a master barber who has been in the barber field for over 13 years. With an impressive celebrity clientele, Wade is notoriously known for his impressive cuts that exemplify his distinct attention to detail to help his clients achieve their desired look. Wade received his license in 2004 from Avara’s Academy of Hair Design in Baltimore, MD. What started off as a hobby for him at age 12 grew to be his career that has landed him the opportunity to travel all over the world doing what he loves.
In March of 2011, Wade opened his first barbershop, “The W Hair Loft,” located in downtown Glen Burnie, MD. Through much hard work, dedication, and support from his clients, he was able to open a second location in the Washington, DC (Hyattsville) area in the summer of 2004. Both shops are successfully operating with a team of barbers who work closely together to bring the best male grooming services to those in DC, MD, and the surrounding areas.
Due to the many years he has spent perfecting his craft, Wade is able to produce unique styles as his skillset is second to none, guaranteeing total satisfaction every time. Wade’s commitment to be one of the best barbers is the driving force behind his dedication to growing his brand. As a certified Hair Loss Specialist, he is one of the first barbers to offer custom hair units for men—a service that allows men who are thinning or balding due to alopecia be able to regain their confidence by having hair. Wade is also launching his own line of products, “Ultimate Essentials,” teaching classes and offering training to other barbers who are interested in growing their businesses, and he is the proud founder of The Wade H. Menendez Foundation which launched in 2017.
Growing up with a solid Christian background, Wade inspires others by reminding others that they succeed at anything they put their minds to. Wade believes that, “If you want to be successful, you have to work hard ... and it doesn't happen overnight. It takes lots of practice and patience to find your niche. Once you do, the possibilities are endless.”