Dad Braiding Is Helping Fathers Bond with Their Daughters

This hair salon is offering braiding classes for dads who want to find new ways to connect with their daughters. 

- Posted on Jun 1, 2017

Dad Braiding Classes

Dads are finding a new way to bond with their daughters – by braiding hair.

Cozy Friedman, the owner of the Manahttan-based Cozy Cuts Kids Hair Salon, decided to use her passion for hair styling to help make getting ready a more enjoyable experience for dads and daughters alike. Her popular “Dad Braiding 101” classes flip the notion that dads can’t help their daughter’s fix their hair on its head.

“Mothers usually braid or create their daughters’ hair,” Friedman tells TODAY. “So for a dad and daughter to come together on something and feel really good about it is amazing.”

The class not only teaches men how to wrangle their little girls’ manes, it also provides a special time for dads to connect with their daughters.

Braiding student Craig Axelrod is a father of three girls and says the class has helped him get to know his children better.

“When I saw we had the opportunity to take this class, spend time together, and learn, it’s a win-win for me," he tells TODAY.

Dads learn basic braiding techniques as well as how to distract kids while they’re fixing their hair. Some of the men even get competitive with one another, wanting to perfect their techniques, but at the end of the day, everyone walks away happy. After all, the real reward lies in these dads learning how to share their time and a bit of confidence with their little girls. 

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