Wade the Barber Custom Hair Unit FAQs 

How do I book a haircut appointment with Wade, the Barber?

To book a hair cut with Wade, please visit www.styleseat.com/wadethebarber.

How do I reach any of the other barbers at The W Hair Loft?

To reach the barbers at either Hyattsville or Glen Burnie shop, call (877) 494-2471.

Which location does Wade work in the most?

Wade does Haircuts on Fridays at the Hyattsville location only. He does Hair Units at the Glen Burnie location the rest of the week.


Does Wade come to [any other state than Maryland] or is there someone he can refer me to in my area? We are working on building a list of skilled barbers in different states to accommodate others. To request more information about Wade’s Referral Network, please email [email protected].

How do I make a Hair Unit Appointment?

To book an appointment, visit wadethebarber.as.me. If you'd like more information on pricing and an overview of all of the units, please visit https://www.wadethebarber.com/custom-hair-units and fill out the form. If you have alopecia, please email us with pictures of your hair currently BEFORE you book your appointment.

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, alopecia or an illness such as cancer or lupus etc.

How does the hair unit stay in place?

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

How long does the process take?

The process takes 1.5 hours to 2 hours. If you are traveling please allow and plan enough time just in case there may be some delays with the schedule.

Where is Wade located/which shop do you do the units?

All units are done at the Glen Burnie location by appointment only. The address is 7452 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

Do the units come in different colors?

The 2-4 week units are available in a few different color options and other units come in mainly 1 which is jet black or 1b which is black brown. We also have salt and pepper units available for mainly the 2-4 week and the 3-4 month options. To discuss color options, please email your color and unit request to [email protected] before booking your appointment. There are some 3-4 month units that can be colored.

Is an in-person consultation possible or required?

We do not offer in-person consultations. To schedule an appointment, please visit wadethebarber.as.me. Be prepared to upload 3 pictures of your hair currently (front, back and side poses) and your desire style from the Online Hair Gallery. If you have alopecia, please email us with pictures of your hair currently BEFORE you book your appointment.

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?

We have four different types of units. The 2-4 week unit ($250), 1–2 month units ($300+) or 3–4 months ($500+) and the cost is 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?

There are select Hair Units available for purchase online at www.wadethebarber.com. If you don’t know how to install the unit, you can take Wade’s online tutorial and learn at education.wadethebarber.com.

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). In the event of excessive sweating, you can purchase the adhesive for the unit via www.wadethebarber.com or at the salon during your appointment with Wade.

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

Only the 3–4 month unit options can be removed and reapplied at your next Maintenance appointment with Wade, the Barber.

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. Home maintenance instructions are sent via email when you book your appointment for you use. We can also provide tips and instructions for your local barber/stylist. For referrals in your area, please email [email protected].

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.

I have Alopecia and/or I’m completely bald; how do I book my appointment?

Please send 3 photos of your hair currently (front, back and side poses) to [email protected] so we can first evaluate your area of recession. Please send your desired style from the Online Gallery.

If I need to cancel or reschedule, what happens to my deposit?

You can reschedule by calling 877-494-2471 or cancel via the link in your confirmation email. Please note that all deposits are nonrefundable. To avoid losing your deposit, you must contact us to reschedule within 72 hours of your appointment.

Are the units human hair?

The 2-4 week units are synthetic, the 1-2 month units are a human hair blend and the 3-4 month units are human hair.

Is there a cancellation list?

Yes. To be added, please email us.


Where can I find out more information about the class (upcoming dates and locations, and how to register)?

You can see and register for all Hair Unit Classes via www.wadethebarber.com/events.

How much is it to attend the Hair Unit Class?

$650 per person. There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit required which goes toward the final balance.

Do you have to have a license to take the Hair Unit Class?

No, but please check your local state licensing requirements for operating as a barber or with Hair Unit installations to ensure you’re well informed.

Does the online class provide the same information and certificate of completion as the in-person class? Yes, the information is all the same. To register for the online class visit education.wadethebarber.com. The online class pricing is broken down in levels on the website.

Do I need to bring a model or tools to the in-person class?

No, everything you need will be provided on the day of class. However, If you are doing a one on one training with Wade you will need to bring your clippers, tools and a live model unless otherwise discussed prior to.

If I miss a class that I've paid for, or want to switch to another class, can I do that?

Yes your allowed to reschedule one time. Please contact [email protected] to do so.

When is the remainder of the registration fee due?

At the class (cash or credit card — no checks, please). If you’d like to pay in advance, you may arrange it by emailing [email protected] The payment link is www.paypal.me/wadethebarber (please notate who the balance is for).

Will I learn where to purchase the units or receive a certificate of completion for the class?

Yes, both are provided for the class.