DAYTONA BEACH — It didn’t take long for single father Philippe Morgese to realize doing his 9-year-old daughter’s hair was a necessity, and he knew he wasn’t alone.
So Philippe started Daddy Daughter Hair Factory, a free weekly class where dads can learn tips for styling their daughters’ hair.
Daddy Daughter Hair Factory started as a one-time class with Morgese and 10 other dads, because “we all have a soft spot for our girls,” one of the dads said.
A news station reportedly picked up the story, and dads from all over the world messaged Philippe for tips.
So the Hair Factory became a weekly class.
James Norton, a state correctional officer, said he decided to attend the class because he didn’t know what to do with his 5-year-old daughter’s long blonde hair.
Norton said it was a great way for him to bond with his little girl, and Morgese agreed the classes allow dads to get to know their daughters better.
Morgese also started a Facebook group for Daddy Daughter Hair Factory in which he encourages dads and shares photos of girls’ hair that has been styled by their dads.
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