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Navy vet, single dad goes to beauty school to do daughter's hair

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A Navy veteran and single dad had trouble styling his toddler daughter's hair, so he did something a bit unexpected.

The Colorado father was not afraid to bust stereotypes for his daughter, and went to beauty school.

"We just sat with a mannequin and she'd show me how to do it and then I'd do it,” said father Greg Wickherst, who works at Intellitec College.

After work he would head to the salon for a cosmetology class.

"I kind of just looked online for a few little hairstyles for little girls and then we went from there,” said stylist Ashley Rivera.

Wickherst said that while some styles look difficult, any mom or dad can make it happen.

"It was just a matter of learning how to do it. Just taking the time to learn how to do it and now it's very simple to do these styles,” he said.

He proudly shows of his daughter Izzy's styles on his Facebook page.

He said he is sticking with his day job as an admissions representative, but he is challenging more parents to break gender stereotypes.

"I think dads should take care of their daughter's hair and moms should take care of their son's football or whatever,” he said.

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