Before Greg Wickherst split from his partner and had primary custody of his three-year-old daughter, Izzy, he had no idea what a hair styling whizz he was going to become.
The Colorado-based father admits to being at a loss when his daughter’s hair started growing – especially because he’s always shaved his head.
“At that point I was like, I want to try different styles,” he told BuzzFeed News. “I didn’t want to be the dad that just didn’t know how to do my daughter’s hair.”
So what did he do? He only went and got an intensive hair styling lesson.
Wickherst paid a visit to the cosmetology department at IntelliTec College, where he works as an admissions representative, to get some pointers.
And judging by the pics of Izzy’s various hair styles, we reckon he’s born to style hair.
“I spent a couple of hours just working on a mannequin and she showed me how to do a bun, a French braid, all the different styles,” said Wickherst.
“It blew my mind how easy it was to do a bun. I thought it was something super special, like real intricate, especially the one where you don’t finish pulling the ponytail.”
The dad-of-one even admitted to trying to invent some of his own signature styles – not all of which are a success.
“Last weekend I ended up with 10 ponytails in her hair and I tried to put them together and it didn’t turn out very well,” he said.
Wickherst has become something of a legend both on Facebook and in his local community, where several mums have asked for tips.
One thing’s for sure; we bet Izzy loves rocking such amazing hairstyles every day – and the styling sessions with her dad.