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Girls. Hair. It’s not easy. Especially if you’ve never even plaited your own hair. Meet the dad with a solution.

Like most dads, Greg Wickherst didn’t have a clue how to style his daughter’s hair.

Unlike most dads, he took a cosmetology course to find out.

Greg and Izzy.

The single dad from Colorado is the primary carer of Izzy, who is almost three, after he split up with her mother more than a year ago.

While he loves his dad duties, he always struggled with one thing – doing her hair.

So naturally, he decided to enrol in beauty school to solve the problem, and ended up nailing it.

Some of Greg’s creations.

Mr Wickherst is an admissions representative at the IntelliTec College, so he used his lunch breaks to get tutorials from the school’s cosmetologist.

He told The Huffington Post:

In no time, I was able to do a simple braid, then a fishbone braid, and a French braid. I learned how to do a ponytail, then flip it through itself either under or over. I call that an inverted ponytail. It blew my mind how easy it was to do a bun.

The super dad began posting Izzy’s new, elaborate hairstyles on Facebook and he soon made global headlines.

In fact, he enjoys the job so much that he has even started making up his own creations.

Too cute.

The pre-schooler now sports fancy buns, fishtail braids and pretty plaits each day.

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He told Buzzfeed News that doing Izzy’s hair had become the highlight of his day.

My favorite part of the day is when I wake her up and get her out of bed and she’s still sleepy, so she nuzzles her face into my neck.That love right there, feeling that love and that trust is the most rewarding part.

Now if that doesn’t melt your cold, dead heart nothing will.

Do you battle doing your kids hair?