Dads tackle tangles for a good cause

Alycia Douglass

Published on March 5, 2017

Mark Vincent got a crash course in braids and high ponies with daughter Avelynn, 4 at the second annual Daddy and Daughter Hair Survival fundraiser, which took place at Kings and Little Ones this Saturday, Mar. 5.

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CORNWALL, Ontario - Dads are great - but they aren’t always pros when it comes to doing their daughters’ hair. This Saturday, Mar. 5, Kings and Little Ones hosted their second annual Daddy and Daughter Hair Survival Class with proceeds to Sexual Assault Support Services for Women of SDG&A.

The hour-long crash course aims to teach fathers the basics styling their daughter’s hair, all while contributing to a worthy cause.

Angela Vinet, Executive Director of SASS says that while the event is a fun way to raise money for the organization, it also serves a crucial role in the relationships between fathers and daughters.

“We thought in partnership with Kings and Little Ones, it would be a great opportunity for dads to get involved in their daughter’s lives,” said Vinet. “There was such high demand last year that we decided to do it again.”

The event not only serves a practical role within the day-to-day lives of fathers and daughters, but also allows them to get in some quality time.

“I think when it comes down to it, dads involvement in their daughters’ lives play a big role in their self esteem,” said Vinet. “For us, it’s all about empowering women and hopefully reducing all sexual assault...but that stems from having great role models.”

Mark Vincent, who participated with daughter, Avelynn said that his new skill set may create some healthy competition in his household.

“Now I’ve kind of got to compete with mom...everything I do with my wife, we compete, so this should be no different,” said Vincent.

Having experienced tremendous success in its second year, there has been discussion of possibly upping the ante in the next year with the option of a second skill level.

“I think this is going to become an annual tradition,” said Vinet.