While moms generally earn most of the credit for the adorable hairstyles little girls wear, there are actually many dedicated fathers out there who know a thing or two about properly placing ponytails, adding just the right barrettes, and putting a smile of approval on their little princesses’ faces, too.
David Brewster Jr., better known by his stage name Dave East, is a notable rapper from East Harlem — as well as a doting dad. On Tuesday, he posted a photo to
himself doing his daughter’s Hair, and now pretty much everyone is obsessing over how heartwarming the image is.
“I didn’t think on it much. It was a dope pic, and I was really happy with the day we were having so I put the picture up,” East tells Yahoo Beauty about the image featuring his daughter, 11-month-old Kairi Chanel Brewster. “I’m really busy so whenever I get a moment I try to see what I can put together for her.”
The rapper continued, “I’m a new father, but I’m learning. I used to have braids myself, so I just try the best I can.” The 28-year-old emcee also shared advice for other dads to try and take tips from mothers when it comes to working with their daughter’s hair.
The flood of approving comments of East’s efforts included one who said, “I wish more Fathers were like you, doing proper formation with their children,” “Real father and daughter moment. True blessing,” and, “Applause for daddy duties!”
To keep Kairi still while styling her hair, East says, “It’s easy — just turn on Doc Mcstuffins or Dora the Explorer.” From the looks of it, his daughter seems to be throughly enjoying the all the time she gets with her dad.
While the Internet is currently in love with East and his daughter’s hair moment, there have been other fathers out there who have made our hearts melt as their efforts.
Take a look below at this dad who gets his daughter’s top knot just right, with the aid of a donut, for her magazine shoot.
Then there was Phil, a father who teaches workshops and gives live shows, demonstrating to other dads how to do their daughters’ hair.
This 3-year-old (below) cheered her dad on as he styled her in two ponytails.
This dad made styling as easy as 1-2-3.
And while the dad below may not be actually styling his daughter’s hair, this lovely intertwined braids moment is absolutely everything.
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