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Single dad sets up class to teach other dads how to style daughters' hair

Philippe Morgese (far right) teaching. Credit: Daddy Daughter Hair Factory

A single dad created a class to teach other single fathers how to style their daughters' hair.

Philippe Morgese was forced to teach himself how to do his daughter's hair after he became a single parent when Emma was just one.

He progressed rapidly from using hair clips, to completing pig tails and then on to more complicated designs - prompting other dads to complement his skills and ask for lessons on how to do hair themselves.

Philippe Morgese earned compliments for the way he styled his daughter's hair. Credit: Daddy Daughter Hair Factory

So he decided to set up his own free class at a local hairdressing academy, where he taught fellow fathers how to do the "basic brushing, ponytails, braids and buns".

His images of the class - which he dubbed the "Daddy Daughter Hair Factory" - have been seen more than two million times since he posted them on Reddit, with many taking time to praise Morgese for his efforts.

Philippe Morgese teaching his class. Credit: Reddit/Daddy Daughter Hair Factory
Morgese helping one of the dads with his daughter's hair. Credit: Reddit/Daddy Daughter Hair Factory
Other dads try their hand at styling. Credit: Reddit/Daddy Daughter Hair Factory

Writing on Facebook, Morgese, from Florida, said all the dads who turned up were "eager to learn".

I thought the class turned out great! We had a bunch of dads with their daughters and everyone was eager to learn.

I'm so proud of those that showed up and tried their best.

You guys rocked it! I can't express that enough.

– Philippe Morgese
His daughter Emma with Daddy Daughter Hair Factory giftbags. Credit: Daddy Daughter Hair Factory

He is planning more classes and has even set up a Facebook page advertising them.