4-year-old Marcella Marino was told she could not be in school photos with her hair styled as a bow. Photo via Marcello Marino, Twitter
Little 4-year-old Marcella Marino told her daddy, professional hairstylist Marcello Marino, to make her look like a princess for her school photo. Her father obliged, and fashioned the girl’s long blond hair into a bun resembling a hair bow, a look Lady Gaga had worn back in 2009.
The excited girl ended up in tears after arriving at school and being told she could not be in her class photograph because her hairstyle violated the school’s dress code.
Her father, who as shocked by the school’s stance as his young daughter.
According to a report in The Daily Mail, the girl’s father said, “Marcella asked me if I could do her hair like a princess for the school photo and I came up with a simple but elegant style, using her hair to make a bow. I thought it looked wonderful and Marcella loved it, but when she went for the school photo she was told she wasn’t allowed to wear her hair in that style because of the dress code.”
A spokesperson for the school located in Britain confirmed that hair bands and ribbons must be “made of dark colours” such as maroon, navy blue or black and that hair braids (which they claimed was how Marcella was wearing her hair and how she violated the dress code) are “not allowed”, reports the Daily Mail.
“All the children were told to look smart for the day and that’s why I decided to make a special effort, but in the end it has just caused tears,” the girl’s father said in a report by the Daily Mail.
While the father would have understood if his daughter showed up for pictures with dyed hair or something of that nature, he thought that his daughter looked elegant and that the school should have been proud to have her in the photograph, reports the Daily Mail.
“It isn’t a hair braid, it is quite simply a knot in the shape of a bow, and I should know because I’m a hairdresser,” the father pointed out, reports the Daily Mail.
As it turns out, the school photo was cancelled until another day anyway for unrelated reasons. However, Marcella has been warned not to wear the hairstyle for school photos or to class.
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