Wade the Barber Custom Hair Unit FAQs 

What is a custom hair unit?
A custom hair unit, commonly referred to as a “man weave,” is a hair extension for men who are thinning or experiencing hair loss due to aging or alopecia.

What is the difference between a custom hair unit and a toupee?
Custom hair units are versatile and allow the client to choose from a variety of styles that blend with their natural hair. Units are also more secure than the average toupee.

How does the hair unit stay in place?
A protectant, and an adhesive made for hair, is used to keep the unit in place.

Is there any type of surgical procedure performed?
There are no surgical procedures or damaging chemicals applied to the client’s hair or scalp.

How long does the process take?
The process takes 1.5 hours.

Is an in-person consultation possible or required?
We do not offer in person consultations. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail [email protected] and provide 1–3 photos of your current hairstyle (front, side, and back poses) along with 1–2 photos of your desired hairstyle. Be sure to check out www.instagram.com/wadethebarber if you need examples of styles.

Are loc/braid/twist and long hair unit options available?

At this time, we do not offer units in those styles.

How long do the units last?
Full units last 1–2 months ($275+) or 3–4 months ($500+) depending on the style you select. We also offer a frontal unit that lasts 1–2 months ($200). This option is recommended for clients who only need to bring their shape up down.

Can I order the hair unit and have it shipped to me?
No. All custom hair units must be done in person.

Should I purchase and supply my own hair?

We provide everything you need at the appointment.

Can I get the unit wet (e.g., exercising, shower, rain, etc.)?
You can perform your daily activities with the hair unit, including exercising; however, we do not recommend excessive exposure to water. The more exposure to water, the loser the unit will become (this includes sweating).

Can the unit be taken off, washed, and reapplied?

Only the 3–4 month unit options can be removed and reapplied at your next appointment.

How do I maintain the unit if I live in a different state and cannot travel back and forth to Wade regularly?
When you arrive for your appointment, we will show you how to maintain the style and answer any questions you have. We can also provide tips and instructions for your local barber/stylist.

Can I get a regular shape up with the hair unit?
Yes, you can still get a regular shape up as often as needed to maintain the style.

Will my insurance cover the cost of the unit if I have alopecia?
Coverage varies from state to state. Please contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to discuss what your individual plan covers. Clients are responsible for any amount not covered by insurance.

Is a deposit required to make an appointment?
At this time, we require a nonrefundable deposit of half the payment in order to secure hair unit appointments. We will send a deposit link directly to you when it’s time to schedule the appointment.