We all know that necessity breeds innovation, so what led to you becoming so good at styling your daughter’s hair?
My mom would style my daughter’s hair for the longest, then one day my mom was nowhere to be fouund and I couldn’t do a ponytail so I knew I had to learn the basics. My mom taught me the basics, but friends and family members, as well as trial and error, taught me what types of products to use and how to do new styles. It took me an entire summer to learn how to part, twist, and put different types of hairbows on. My daughter actually prefers me to do her hair above anyone else now. My mom was styling my daughter’s hair one day and she called to tell me that my daughter told her, “That’s not how my daddy does it, it’s not coming out right, call my daddy.” I style my daughter’s hair in different ways to encourage her to love her hair. I do styles such as afros, 2 strand twists, flat twists, and twist outs. I tell her how beautiful she is and that I love her curls and hair texture. I also put pictures in front of her to reinforce positive self-imagery like the coloring book called “Color My Fro” which I gave out during the “Can Daddy Do My Hair?” class. I will be posting videos to encourage men to try different styles, as well as find different ways to spend time and encourage their daughters to love their natural selves.
What inspired the class?
What inspired us to host the class was other women honestly. My daughter would get many compliments from various women about her hair while we would be out, only for her to say, “My daddy did my hair!” with a grin. The looks the women gave me were of complete astonishment. They would tell me about the time their father did their hair as if it was a horror story. So, we figured if I was in this position before, that other men would be also, and if I wanted to learn, then so would they. We want it to be in a comfortable setting where they know someone that could relate to their struggles. The class is aimed at changing the horror story of “the time daddy did my hair” into a “happily ever after.”
You mentioned that you’ve been a Single Dad for 7 years. Do you have your daughter full time?
Yes ma’am! She’s been with me since she was 3. I was awarded custody in 2014. She is 10 now.
Aside from doing hair , what’s the toughest part about being a single dad?
What are your views on marriage, relationships?
When should dads introduce a new love interest to their kids?
How is your co-parenting relationship currently?
Let’s talk about hair! What’s the 1st thing you say to dads that are intimidated by styling their daughters’ hair?
Have you experienced Dad guilt? If so, how did you overcome it?
What advice can you give a man on how to successfully raise his Black daughter?
What’s the end goal with your company?
Our goal is to reach every man that wants to learn a new skill while finding a unique way to spend quality time with their daughters. We hope to teach LeBron James, Steph Curry, J. Cole, Chris Brown, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z and any other infleuencer that has a daughter. I would love to work with big hair brands as well! The sky is the limit!
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