Most parents know it can be a serious struggle just to get your kid to sit still long enough to run a brush through her hair, let alone style it into fishtail braids or a perfect ponytail. But Colorado-based single dad Greg Wickherst admitted he felt especially clueless when it came to even basic styling of his soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter Izzy’s hair.Rather than giving up and leaving Izzy’s hair a knotted mess, Wickherst went the extra mile: He attended cosmetology school to learn how to style his daughter’s hair.Wickherst works as an admissions representative at the IntelliTec College, a technical career training school in Colorado Springs that has a cosmetology department. So last summer, he sought help from the students and mastered several hairstyles that both he and his daughter are proud of — so much so that Wickherst even posts his hair creations on Facebook.”In no time, I was able to do a simple braid, then a fishbone braid, and a French braid,” he told The Huffington Post. “I learned how to do a ponytail, then flip it through itself either under or over. I call that an inverted ponytail.”
His advice to other single fathers—and really to all parents—is to enjoy both the good and the not-so-good sides of parenting. “Even the blowout diapers, the tantrums in the store, and the late night, up sick, catching-throw-up-in-your-bare-hands nights. Because it doesn’t last forever.”Wickherst’s love for his daughter reminds us of our other favorite fathers, gay dads Kordale and Kaleb Lewis, who reached Instagram fame for sharing photos of themselves styling their daughters’ hair before school. Go dads!