3. He then moved on to more complicated hairstyles, and soon taught himself to be a pro.
“I love the time spent with her and she loves the cool hair, so it’s a win-win,” he said.
4. Over time, Morgese began to get many compliments on Emma’s hair. He also received inquiries from other dads, asking him for advice on how to do hair themselves.
5. After getting multiple inquiries, Morgese had the idea of getting a group of men together to teach them what he has learned about doing hair.
“I thought it would be easier to show them in person,” he said.
As he thought about it more, Morgese said he realized it would be a great way to help other dads and give back to his community.
“I get a lot of credit for doing her hair and hear compliments about my role as a father because of it,” he said. “I want other dads to be able to experience that.”
6. So, Morgese reached out to a local beauty school, International Academy, and asked them if they would provide a space for free for the class. He said he wasn’t sure what response he would get, but they thought it was a great idea.
He then set a date for the class and began to spread the word via Facebook. He provided the class free of charge.
“I didn’t want any cost to anybody — I didn’t want to stop anyone from learning,” he said.
10. Now, Morgese said he plans on holding more classes, and even started a Facebook page for them, which he calls the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory.
Morgese said that people’s reactions to his efforts with his daughter have made him a more confident parent, and he is thrilled to share that with other dads.
“I feel like the kudos have made me a better dad,” he said. “When you hear ‘you are such an awesome dad,’ you start to believe it and let go of the mistakes you make as a parent.”