12.01.2018

This barber’s “magic” man weaves are curing baldness for black men

This barber’s “magic” man weaves are curing baldness for black men

Wade Menendez laughs if you call him a wizard, but his services have dramatically transformed the appearance of black men all over the world. The 35-year-old stylist is a pioneer of cranial prosthesis, or “man weaves,” a nonsurgical procedure that fills a balding scalp with a head of hair in just hours.

The process is relatively simple: Menendez glues natural and synthetic hair pieces to the scalp and then blends them into the client’s remaining natural hair. But the transformations can be striking.

Menendez began installing hair over four years ago through the help of another stylist. Since then, his barber shop in Glen Burnie, Maryland, The W Hair Loft, has become a haven for balding black men looking for scalp rejuvenation.

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