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PUEBLO, Colo. — A Navy veteran and single dad, who was having trouble styling his daughter’s hair decided to do something about it by attending beauty school.

It wasn’t at all where Greg Wickherst pictured himself, but when Wickherst struggled with putting his two-year-old daughter’s hair in a ponytail, he knew he needed help.

He works at Intellitec College as an admissions rep, but after work, he’d head to cosmetology class.

“We just sat with a mannequin and she’d show me how to do it and then I’d do it,” said Wickherst.

On the day KRDO-TV interviewed Wickherst, he gave his daughter Izzy some choices.

“What do you want me to do with your hair today?” he asked her. “You want a bun? You want me to put it in a ponytail?”

Wickherst says its just a matter of learning how to do it.

“Just taking the time to learn how to do it and now it’s very simple to do these styles,” he said.

He believes in busting through stereotypes.

“I think dads should take care of their daughter’s hair and mom’s should take care of their son’s football or whatever.”