Today, hairstyles count as an important part of your look and people adopt different styles based on their likings. It can be something donned by some celebrity, or someone’s recommendation, or maybe some personal preferences. While many people like to take the safe road and stick to their safest option, there are some who enjoy experimenting. Following the latest insane and even weird hair trends, people get themselves some pretty bizarre hairstyles like pastel hair colors, side cuts, etc. Such hairstyles involve certain risks as there is always a hitch that it may or may not suit you. But some people just love taking such risks. Usually, adults have been spotted flaunting some weird hair trends. But this time what has really taken the internet by storm is a 6-year-old little girl from Florida who got herself a crazy and unusual hairstyle. A mother, who understood her daughter’s wish, gave it a beautiful face by dyeing the girl’s hair in beautiful ‘teal’ unicorn hues with yellow and purple patches. Unfortunately, she faced heavy criticism on social media.Lyra, a 6-year-old girl, asked her mother to fulfill an unusual wish of hers. She wanted to have a funky unicorn inspired look with a cutting-edge undercut and urged her mother to give her one.
Apart from being a loving mom, Mary Thomaston is a professional hair stylist and colorist from Panama City Beach, Florida. She specializes in magical unicorn, mermaid and rainbow hair dye techniques. So for Lyra, having a professional at home, was a great advantage in her quest to turn her deepest desire into reality.
When she first learned about her daughter’s strange wish, Mary was quite hesitant and even tried her best to change her daughter’s mind about getting the look. But Lyra had her mind set and was equally adamant about the decision to don the look.
As Lyra had made up her mind, Mary agreed to give her the look, but on one condition. She needed to get permission from her school before proceeding any further. So being a responsible mother she asked the school and then she went ahead only when they allowed Lyra to have the look.
Mary was comfortable with the hair coloring part, but when it came to shaving her daughter’s hair she was very reluctant. She was afraid that Lyra might regret her decision later. Soon she was proven wrong as her daughter not only liked it, but loved her new hairstyle. She was more than excited about her new look.
Mary took photos of the entire process and posted them on her Instagram account where she received mixed reviews. She was criticized by some and was appreciated by others.
One woman wrote, “Why would you do that? I don’t get it. She had such beautiful hair. I would never do that to my daughter’s hair.” The haters called her irresponsible for giving such a look to a young girl. But little did they know that a professional can take the criticism for the work. Unfortunately, a mother’s ego can take a little bruising. But it was only a matter of time before she bounced back. After all, she did allow her daughter to live life on her own terms. What mom wouldn’t do that?
Mary answered her haters with an epic response. She said, “Really? Because when you’re a grown up with crazy-colored hair, people say that such things are for kids. It’s a contradiction. I say why not let them have fun while they’re young? Who knows what type of job she may end up with? A lot of them won’t allow unnatural colors. When you think about it that way, it’s actually the perfect time to let them experiment with color.”
Mothers care a lot about their children. Mary used non-permanent, non-toxic and 100% natural hair dye on her daughter. It has been a great inspiration to all the parents to let their children try new things and teach them that it’s okay to be themselves.
Although the process of hair coloring requires a lot of post-color care and maintenance, Lyra is more than happy with her new look. Through social media, her creative look has become a fashion trend. Now several mothers and their daughters have even requested Mary for the same look.