A relationship between a father and a daughter is usually strong one, but I’ve never seen a bond like this before. Meet Greg Wickherst, A.K.A “The Hair Dad.”
Single dad Greg works as a college admissions officer, but in his spare time, he’s known at “The Hair Dad.” He posts photos and video tutorials online of the hairstyles he does on his 1st-grader, Izzy.
Today we did a Milk Maid Braid and curled her bangs. I love this look on her! I was planning on doing just a couple piggie tails, like she's wearing on her tshirt. Izzy had other plans. She asked if I could do a style that takes a while, she wanted to hang out for a bit before school. You know I was totally down for that! . . . #hair #hairstyle #instahair #hairstyles #kidshair #haircolor #cutegirlshairstyles #hairdo #haircut #longhairdontcare #braid #fashion #instafashion #straighthair #longhair #style #straight #curly #toddlerhair #gregwickherst #thehairdad #beautiful #hairoftheday #hairideas #braidideas #perfectcurls #hairfashion #hairofinstagram #coolhair
He’s been doing Izzy’s hair since she was about two years old. When he became a single dad, he reached out to cosmetologists at the school where he works, and learned how to style hair.
“After the first time I did a French braid on her, she looked in the mirror, then looked up at me and said ‘You did a good job, daddy.’ That’s the first time I made my daughter proud. As a dad, if you make your daughter proud, you’re like ‘Oh my gosh, I want to keep doing that,’” he said.
Greg himself has been shaving his head for over a decade and could barely do a ponytail when he began, but now does hair all the time for younger daughter Izzy, and his older daughter Jolene.
He runs an Instagram & YouTube page, and teaches other parents how to do hair in mini workshops.
“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,” he said.
I know that if my dad could do hair like this when I was little, I’d definitely feel pretty proud. I’d be showing this off to everyone!