59 comments on “Confessions of a Terrible Hairstylist

  1. Good job! The top style looks a little like my wedding hairstyle. The stylist used a lot of bobby pins to hold it in place and hair spray.

  2. Flip side. I can actually make my daughter’s hair look really cute, but she doesn’t want me to touch it…so it still looks like this. At least you won’t die a little inside every time you see her walking out of the house looking like an orphan after she spent 10 minutes on her hair in the bathroom…because you know you couldn’t have done any better. πŸ™‚

    • Same here, the resemblance is that of an orphan with my 3 year old daughter… She said that it looks better natural… Even if she does look like I dragged her backwards through bushes lol

    • Yeah, I have to say the hair thing is relatively new with her. She used to refuse to let me do anything to her hair, too. I just knew I could make it look so cute if she’d let me give her pigtails or something. Now she always wants something done, but I can’t live up to her high standards. Be careful what you wish for!

  3. I made it clear early on to Princess Fartypants if she wanted any fancy or girly do’s, she’d have to learn to do it herself. At the age of your little one, she still had a wispy toddler Mullet.

  4. One of the things I loved most about having a gay dad was that he could do hair. French braids were his specialty. I always joke that his hairstyling skills were an advantage to having a gay father, but you’ve proven that the two are completely unrelated! πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve never been able to do hair like the top and the bottom picture is better than I could do πŸ™‚

  6. The look on her face! Wow, that was amazing! For what it’s worth, I can’t do anyone’s hair but my own (and I can do any crazy pinup style I see on my hair), especially baby fine toddler hair. YouTube tutorials are a godsend, though, if you ever want (read: have) to try again!

  7. You did awesome – I know I couldn’t do it – I was a tomboy growing up and could never be bothered with hair – God gave me two boys and I know why – I just couldn’t do the princess thing. She will remember that moment forever!

  8. Looks great! Buns are difficult, but they have these little cheater hairpieces to make it so much easier. I tried them for the first time today for dance hair and they worked like a dream! (I’m willing to bet that first picture uses the cheaters as well…)

  9. Love love love it!!! Lmbo!!! You definitely get an A+ for effort and earn love from a child that will last a life time!! πŸ™‚
    P.S. I also love all your posts that I have read. Looking forward to reading more!!

  10. Hahahahahha too cute. You did a great job. Do you do her pony tail with the vacuum cleaner? I saw that on the telly the other day. Some smart dad slipped the hair tie over the end of the vacuum cleaner, sucked the hair down the pipe, and let it go up close to the head then popped the hair tie off the vacuum onto the hair. VoilΓ‘ .. hair done. lol

      • πŸ™‚ Ponytails are the most important skill, so I doubt you have anything to worry about. My husband is equal parts fascinated and horrified whenever he watches me put our daughter’s hair up. He’s convinced it is magic.

  11. Dad hairstyles are the best. My dad used to do my hair all the time. He was technically terrible at it, but I loved it. My mom was way better at making hair look presentable, but I never asked her to help when I needed a really special ‘do for a particularly intense bout of make believe. My mom was always fixated on making it perfect and wouldn’t try for styles that were outside of her skill set (ponytails, soft curls). She didn’t get that I didn’t care about looking pretty, it was a part of play! My dad was great because I could tell him my vision and he would just go for it, regardless of how insane I would end up looking. My advice is to invest in a crimping iron (very dad accessible style) and go to town!

    • Ha! Score one for dads! And thanks for the tip on the crimping iron. I’m not sure my daughter is ready for something so hot so close to her head that she’s not allowed to touch, but someday soon maybe…

  12. Brilliant! You gave it a go and if she liked it thats all that matters – my husband can only just about to a ponytail on our daughter πŸ™‚ Just came across your blog and think its great! x

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