Single dad couldn’t do his 2-year-old daughter’s hair so he went to beauty school

October 13th, 2020

All parents have a life-long “to-do list.” Repeat parents are already used to it, but for first-time parents, it could be devastating!

By the way, we are talking about hands-on moms and dads, so just imagine all the household chores and babysitting being done by a single parent.

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It sounds like an unending wave of hurdles, right? It could even be more challenging if you are a single dad with little girls.

You may know all the basics of parenting but what if you’re missing something? A particular thing that they find very simple, yet you as a dad find it very difficult to do.

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This was the story of single father Greg Wickherst of Pueblo, Colorado. He has a little princess named Izzy.

Wickherst was doing an exceptional job as a father but there’s this one thing that he knew he couldn’t do by himself.

With his head down and hopes high, he went to the right people and asked for help.

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The story started with a ponytail.

Wickherst, who’s divorced, worked in the admissions office at a local college. He had troubles doing Izzy’s hair, so when his little princess was just two and a half, he’d regularly cut his daughter’s bangs. But he knew that wasn’t good enough and he needed to do something better.

In an interview with USA Today’s All the Moms, he shared,

“I didn’t want to keep cutting her bangs and be a tom boy forever. I wanted to be a more involved parent, and she wanted to be a girly-girl.”

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One day, during his lunch break, he went to the college’s cosmetology department.

From there, with the help of some students, he got a crash course about how to do his little princess’s hair – properly.

The results were beyond anyone’s expectations!

He shared the results of his work on Instagram.

And look at those! It’s a gallery of beauty! The results were simply amazing and though we’re talking about a single dad, his works weren’t just simple styles.

He’s done some intricate styles on Izzy’s healthy and beautiful hair.

The confidence and happiness that it brought his daughter pushed him to continue learning.

He spent more lunch breaks with the cosmetology students and they were just as happy as Wickherst.

He didn’t mind about the odd looks that he was getting from his colleagues. His mindset was in complete focus, he was doing it for his daughter!

He was blown away when he finally realized that those stunning and very detailed hairstyles were so simple to achieve. He said,

“It blew my mind how easy it was to do a bun. I thought that it was something super special, like really intricate, especially the one where you don’t finish pulling the ponytail. I thought, Oh my god, that’s so pretty for something that’s so simple…I don’t think many guys know that it’s that simple.”

Then he realized that it was more than just doing his daughter’s hair.

He shared his thoughts on the matter with Insider.

“It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about perfection. It’s about being present. Doing your daughter’s hair is not a competition. It’s really just to make her feel confident, make her feel proud. And really a way to help bond with your kids.”

Wickherst is now “The Hair Dad!”

The irony is too much to take for this single dad who has been shaving since he was 24. He now has a YouTube channel called “The Hair Dad” with 14.5K subscribers. His Instagram account also has a huge following with 22.5K.

He also has his own website now, TheHairDad.com, where you get the chance to know more about his story, watch tutorials, and a whole lot more.

Wickherst proved to us all that it doesn’t make you less of a man to do your daughter’s hair. It’s actually a rare picture of parenting, it’s a bond that creates unforgettable memories while they are still young.

Cherish each moment while they are young because time flies so fast and they will not stay kids forever.

Watch the video below to see how Wickherst transformed into The Hair Dad.

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Source: Parenting Isn’t Easy, YouTube/Insider, Instagram/thehairdad, USA Today, The Hair Dad