For those who feel proud of executing a half-decent French braid, this Melbourne mom will put you to shame. In a Bored Panda post, Shelley Gifford shared how she takes the time to braid her daughter Grace's hair every day.
Gifford, who posts her work on her Pretty Little Braids Instagram, weaves young Grace's hair in ways that look like she just jumped out of an aristocratic Renaissance portrait.
Common motifs in Gifford's work are hearts and impossible patterns.
"I only have approx 15-20 minutes on a school morning so if it can’t be done in this time I leave it for weekend," Gifford wrote on Bored Panda. That means she can do these braids in about the same time it takes most people to get out of bed:
Grace, who her mom said "is more than happy to sit there" while having her hair pulled at, has become known around her area for her insane braids. "We’ve had people approach us in streets saying I know that girl, based solely on her having an unusual braid," Gifford wrote.
If Grace isn't already into it, she should seriously consider taking up figure skating. Her mom's hair skills are perfect for the sport.