Workshops help dads brush up on hair skills

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

Brooks Garden Chemmart Pharmacy’s monthly daddy-daughter hair workshops are strengthening family bonds and building confidence with hair styling.

Health promotion officer Thomas Powell said the pharmacy hoped the workshops would enjoy the same success as similar workshops in the US.

“I thought it’d be a fun and worthwhile project,” he said.

“Our goal is not only to give dads and father-figures the skills to handle hair but also to build stronger bonds between dads and their daughters — it’s the most important thing to take out of the workshops.

“From a research perspective, children whose dads have spent quality time with them have enhanced mental health and self-esteem, which is what we are trying to achieve.” About 15 dads attended the last workshop and pharmacy assistant and former hairdresser Liz Muller said the response had been promising.

“(The dads) actually enjoyed it and the girls loved it,” she said.

“We started with basics — normal ponytails and pigtails — and we will move from there as their skills develop.”

The next workshop will be on Wednesday, June 21. For more information, phone 9841 3841.

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