Wade Menendez is a Master Barber and EntrepreneurWade Menendez, known around the world as "Wade the Barber," is a Master Barber and Owner of The W Hair Loft (Glen Burnie, MD and Hyattsville, MD).
How did you determine what you were passionate about?
I've been cutting hair since I was 12 years old. People were so impressed by my ability to cut my own hair that they started asking me to cut their hair too.
What challenges have you overcome to pursue your dreams?
When I wanted to open my first shop, I got denied by the bank. One of my clients came in for a cut one day and asked me how much I needed to make it happen. He and his business partner turned out to be Godsent angels and blessed me with the financial help that allowed me to open my first shop in 2011. I still face challenges every day, but I believe that anything is possible if you are willing to be patient and work hard to see it happen.
How do you stay focused and productive in your area of passion?
My faith in God helps me to stay focused. Plus, I'm always finding ways to educate myself and learn new things in order to grow my business. I also try to find ways to give back to other barbers. It motivates me when others are inspired by what I do.