Coolest Mom Ever Intricately Braids Daughter’s Hair Every Day Into Works of Art

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Source: @prettylittlebraids

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This mom is taking her daughter’s hair to the next level.

Meet Shelley Gifford, hair-braiding wizard. Gifford takes about 20 minutes each morning to turn her daughter Grace’s hair into a work of art.

“I braid Grace’s hair most days and take the photo of the style in the morning before Grace leaves for school,” Gifford said in an interview with Mashable. “Grace is fantastic, I’ve been styling her hair since she was a toddler so she doesn’t know any different.”

Grace is known for her stand out hairstyles among her classmates at school. She is constantly getting random compliments from strangers about her intricate hair-do.

There seems to be a lot going on in this style. ? 5 strand, lace dutch braid, corset ribbon braid all wrapped into a bun. ??

A photo posted by Braider: Shelley (@prettylittlebraids) on

“Grace’s hair is certainly noticed by a lot of people at school, dance and her other activities, their feedback is fantastic,” Gifford shared. “People are forever stopping us in the street. We have had people approach Grace in the street saying I know that girl, based solely on her having an unusual braid in her hair. I guess we never imagined it would be such a hit and such an interest to others.”

The secret to creating these elaborate braids? Practice and “work hard at getting the basics down,” explained Gifford.

“Start with learning the basic French and Dutch braids and practice, practice,” she shared. “When you have this braid right, you will find most other styles are just an extension of these.”

Check out some of Gifford’s styles below and see the rest on her Instagram.

?’When 2 hearts beat as 1′ ? A heart within a heart today! @Cutegirlshairstyles has great tutorials for each of these braids.

A photo posted by Braider: Shelley (@prettylittlebraids) on

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A photo posted by Braider: Shelley (@prettylittlebraids) on

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