Let’s face it, weaves are nothing new.
No matter the hairstyle you prefer or want to try, it’s the ultimate way to primp your hair. For many of us ladies, getting hair extensions
isn’t a big deal—but there seems to be a double standard when it comes to men wearing weaves.
Last night’s episode of HBO”s VICE News Tonight
ended with a segment answering many of the questions we had about the “man weave.” The viral trend has caught many of us off guard, especially since quite a few men haven’t hesitated to make it clear that they do not prefer women to wear weave.
*Pause for synchronized eye roll from women around the world.*
Wade Mendez – also known as Wade the Barber
– is the head barber of The W Hair Loft
barber shop in Maryland who specializes in weaves for men.
Mendez definitely provided enough insight about it for us to stop side-eyeing the emerging trend – but, we’re still not sure about the installation process, which he seems to be keeping a secret from the public.
From the looks of things, Mendez uses a hair unit similar to a toupee to cover the bald section of the head and then styles and cuts the unit to conceal it.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it ladies?
At any rate, Wade’s customers seem to be more than satisfied with the end result. “It just boosted my confidence,” says Mendez’s client who lost his hair in his late 20s. “I feel a lot better not having to put a du-rag or baseball cap on. It was something I was ashamed of with the crown of my head.”
What are your thoughts on weaves for men? If your man came home with a weave, how would you react?