Single Dad Learns to Style Toddler's Hair at Cosmetology School

Father gets help from students to learn to style daughter's hair.

— -- Greg Wickherst is a single father of his almost-3-year-old daughter, Izzy. After he and his former wife ended their relationship, the Colorado-based college admissions counselor noticed a skill he had been lacking in -- styling his toddler’s hair.

“I have her [Izzy] most of the time,” Wickherst said. “I used to just part her hair. Then one day I started trying to put pony tails in and for some reason, I couldn’t figure it out.”

After a few failed styles and even one botched pony-tail-with-a-vacuum trick, Wickherst decided to enlist in the help of the cosmetology students at IntelliTec College, where he works. And his newfound skills have been generating a lot of buzz on social media.

“I asked them to give me some pointers,” he told ABC News. “After meeting with a student I learned a bunch of different styles. I also found it was a bonding experience between me and my daughter.”

Since the summer time, Wickherst has spent a number of hours perfecting various hair styles for his toddler. A few of which being a fishtail braid, French braid, a waterfall braid, and a bun.

“She always says ‘daddy, put a bun in my hair,’” Wickherst said. “Sometimes she’ll ask for braids.”

His posts have attracted quite a bit of media buzz -- something he said he doesn’t quite understand.

“It’s really crazy that it has gotten all the attention it has,” Wickherst said. “All I did was I took an interest in doing my daughter’s hair. It shows people that dads can do this kind of stuff and I absolutely love it.”

Wickherst said he'll continue to try new hairstyles on his daughter by looking for suggestions on social media.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Greg Wickherst's name.