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BRAID CLASS: St Albans woman runs classes for dads learning to plait children’s hair

 Published on: 17th April 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

A St Albans mum of two couldn’t believe her hair braiding classes sold out when she agreed to teach a class for dads at a school.

Annis Waugh of Braid Maidens in St Albans wanted to defy gender preconceptions about hair braiding by running a class for dads to teach them how to plait their children’s hair to raise funds for a Parent Teacher Fundraiser (PTA) for a local school.

The braider organised separate men’s and general braiding classes and was astounded when the men’s sold out while there were still tickets available for the general night, as men were always welcome in her sessions, but none had ever booked one.

The classes were so popular with the dad’s that there is now a waiting list of more than 40 men who want to learn how to braid.

Annis said: “I think that men just assumed the classes weren’t for them. I was always careful with my wording and didn’t specify gender, but they just weren’t booking on.

“It doesn’t matter what gender you are; hair styling is just about practice.”

To find out more about Annis’ braiding classes email braidmaidens@gmail.com

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