We created this program after seeing another library's Facebook post about creating a program with materials from Daddy Daughter Hair Factory, an online community "built to encourage fathers who would like to learn about doing their daughters' hair."
I noticed the majority of the parents that would bring their kids into the library were moms and grandmothers. I wanted to try to get the dads and grandfathers in and thought this would be the perfect program to do that. Children's programs are popular with our community, and this was too cute an idea to pass up!
A local hairstylist came in and taught 12 dads (or grandpas) how to style their daughters' hair into three basic hairstyles. The girls colored or read while their hair was being styled, and everyone decorated cupcakes afterwards.
Help fathers (or father figures) and daughters bond by teaching them to style ponytails, braids and buns.