Australian mom Shelley Gifford has mastered the art of hair. Every morning, she styles her 6-year-old daughter’s hair and, though she does so in under 20 minutes, she’s able to send Grace off to school with the most impressive braids we’ve ever seen. The night before, Gifford will plan out the hairstyle, which can involve anything from woven hearts to spiral crowns. If the mom thinks that the look will take more than 20 minutes, she ends up saving the braid for the weekend.
Gifford later decided to share her hair art with the world, which is when she created Pretty Little Braids. “I found accounts that were solely set up to show hairstyles that mums had created on their daughters. I loved what I saw and it was then that I started my own Facebook and Instagram braiding accounts,” the mom told BuzzFeed. “I just love learning new styles and advancing my skills. I’m hair obsessed.” Gifford also mentions that many of her followers wonder how Grace is able to sit still for that long, but she explains that the young girl has been getting her hair braided since she was a toddler and is completely used to it by now.
“I don’t have a favorite braid; however, I love challenging myself to multistrand braids,” Gifford told POPSUGAR. “As for Grace, she loves anything pretty and styles that she can see herself in the mirror, like a high bun or a side braid.” Plus, the mom reveals that her followers tend to love anything involving a heart (or two).