As a single dad with a young daughter, Greg Wickherst knew one thing for sure: he was totally out of his element when it came to doing his little girl's hair. But he was determined to be the best dad he could be to now-almost-6-year-old Izzy — so he went to beauty school!
With the help of some cosmetology students at the trade school where he works, Wickherst learned how to braid 'n' bun his daughter's hair like a pro. As he practiced, Wickherst started creating his own intricate hairstyles, and eventually he began posting tutorial videos to and , where he calls himself "The Hair Dad."
Wickherst's most popular tutorial to date is the one for his easy-peasy, heat-free straw curls. To achieve them, all you have to do is wrap small sections of hair around plastic straws, secure them with elastics, and let them sit in your little one's hair overnight. When she wakes up in the morning, you simply remove the straws and finger-comb her hair — and voilà! She's got picture-perfect spiral curls. (For Wickherst's full tutorial, .)
"I learned how to do [Izzy's] hair because I'm a single dad and I wanted my girl to look pretty," Wickherst told . "After doing her hair a few times, I found that this is a great way to bond. We have a great relationship, and it's because of all the things we do together."