When it comes to doing their daughters’ hair, fathers can feel as if they’re all thumbs. A group of students from the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institutes (AASI) set out to change that by hosting a “Men Can Do Hair, Too” event on September 24, 2022.
Participating were COS educator Cindy Michaud, along with Maria McDougal Williams, Sierra Keene, Lindsay Fisher, and Kristy Vasquez.
The students taught the dads how to do simple braiding techniques, topsy-tail ponytails, space buns, and bubble braids. The men got hands-on practice working on new or freshly sanitized mannequin heads of varied hair textures, all with 80% human hair.
One father said he was “abundantly proud” of mastering a braid. Some dads took videos to review later when braiding their daughters’ hair, while others went old school, taking notes with pen and paper.
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