Cleverly titled “Beer and Braids”, Envogue Salon in Denver sought to give fathers the chance to bond with their little girls by teaching them to do their hair.
For just $55, up to six dads were coached on how to do their daughters’ hair in three ways — ponytails, braids, and buns.
“They’re definitely intimidated by the braids, and the ponytail can be the hardest,” said salon owner Calli Hueble-Bodilis.
“The guys’ hands are so big, and with their tiny daughters, the dads get frustrated.”
To bolster their confidence, dads were served beer throughout the event. There was even a mini competition in which the dad who did the best hair took home a six-pack of beer.
Hueble-Bodilis’ husband came up with the idea when he was left to do their daughter’s hair, which was quite a disaster.
“This is a great opportunity because I don’t listen to my wife when she tries to teach me. You get to listen to someone else and learn how to do it. I probably wouldn’t do it if it’s just by myself,” Tom, a participant, said.
Because of the event’s success, the salon is already planning more “Beer and Braids” events in the coming months, as well as mother-daughter hairstyling tutorials, too.