Doing hair is for all genders!
There are some stereotypical gender roles that are still frequently in place. Like that mom’s are expected to be the ones doing their daughters hair. But what about when mom’s not in the picture? What’s a single dad to do?
Florida dad Philippe Morgese is getting a lot of attention for not only being able to do his daughters hair (and doing it well), but for helping other dads learn this bonding skill. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?
The 33-year-old has created hairstyles for his nine-year-old daughter Emma and he wanted to share his tips and tricks with other dads. “Many of them struggled with basic hair care and styling,” said Morgese. “I’m not a professional, but I had the best intentions and I was sure I could help.”
Morgese is teaching classes called The Daddy Daughter Hair Factory at the International Academy in South Daytona, where he teaches other cool dads the ins and outs of hair care. “The bond between a parent and their child is special,” he said. “I hope this story inspires others to volunteer their time to help those in their community.” Morgese knows the importance of hair to a little girl, so he’s helping out other dads for free. “I didn’t want any cost to anybody — I didn’t want to stop anyone from learning.”
Here’s to rad dad’s everywhere. Hair is cherished by most girls and women. So even if you are intimidated by the thought of trying your efforts with something precious to your daughter, remember that it’s worth the personal and one-on-one time. Your daughters will thank you for it. Remember, there’s no such thing as a “girl thing” or “boy thing.” You’re daughters, and sons, can do anything they put their mind to and the world will be a better place for it.
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