Wade Menendez, known around the world as, “Wade the Barber,” is a master barber who has been in the barber field for over 17 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 2014. This grew bigger than he ever imagined and the demand grew, which landed him to open his third location in the midtown area of Atlanta, GA in 2020. All three locations are successfully operating with a team of barbers who work closely together to bring the best male and female grooming services to those in the DC, MD, and Atlanta 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. Wade’s commitment to be one of the best barbers and hair educators 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.  This has allowed him to be featured on many television shows and news publications such as Forbes, Yahoo Finance, HBO Vice News, BET, VH1, ESPN, LinkedIn, Black Enterprise, NPR, The REAL and Rachael Ray Show to name a few. Wade is also the published author of his first book entitled “ The Success Factor 12 keys to help you win in life.” Wade has traveled all over the world teaching classes and offering training to other barbers and stylist who are interested in growing their businesses. Affectionately called mentor by many, he is the proud founder of The Wade H. Menendez Foundation which launched in 2017. In 2021 he became an official board member for the Maryland State Board of Barbers where he serves the local barber community. Wade is also the proud father of the love of his life, Layla Milan Menendez. Growing up with a strong Christian background, Wade inspires others by reminding others that they can succeed at anything they put their minds to as long as they follow their passion.

“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.”

— wade the barber