Dad banned from cutting the kids' hair after leaving daughter looking like Spock

By Sophie Norris & Neil Shaw

A mortified mum claims her partner is bamned from cutting the children's hair - after he left their daughter looking like Star Trek's Spock by hacking her fringe into a 'horrendous and wonky' DIY hairdo.

Marla Hayden cried 'angry tears' when she discovered partner Jordan Deane, 30, had used their kitchen scissors to chop little Holly's beautiful blonde locks into a lop-sided bowl-like fringe that only just made it onto her forehead.

Waitress Marla claims she was forced to paste on a smile as the two-year-old happily showed off her hair to people, but admits it took her weeks to get over the 'shock' and 'anger' of it and the tot had to wear her fringe pinned to the side for her school photo.

The 25-year-old claims that her partner had suggested giving their daughter's hair a 'snip' a few times as it had become 'overgrown' but she'd told him no.

However Jordan took it upon himself to have a go alone and then proceeded to hack off two inches when desperately trying to straighten up the wonky fringe.

The mum-of-two says Holly [Deane]'s hair has only now, 10 months after Jordan went to work on it, grown back long enough for a trip to the salon.

Holly Deane, then two, from Sudbury, Suffolk, with short fringe cut by dad Jordan Deane, 30 (Kennedy News and Media)

Marla, from Sudbury, Suffolk, said: "It's 100% safe to say her dad is banned from cutting her hair again. It looked awful. It was a really big mess.

"I was really upset and felt really angry he'd done it. It took me a few weeks to get over the shock of it.

"I was at my mum's at the time and he took it upon himself to cut it.

"He didn't tell me until he picked me up. I got in the car and Holly was in her car seat. She's rear-facing and I looked in her little mirror.

"I just saw her hair and I was really upset. I said 'what have you done?'

"I was crying angry silent tears in the car. I was mortified.

"I knew the school photo was coming up with her and her brother. It'd have been their first one with her while she was at the nursery at his school.

"It took a good few months to get to a decent length and I've only just been able to take her to get it neatened up again in the last couple of weeks."

Holly Deane, now three, with dad Jordan Deane, 30, mum Marla Hayden, 25, and big brother Billy, from Sudbury, Suffolk (Kennedy News and Media)

Like many people, Holly's hair had become overgrown during lockdown and Jordan felt sorry for her as it dangled in her eyes.

Marla said: "It was lockdown so all the hairdressers were shut. Her fringe was very overgrown.

"It was overgrown in her eyes and he took it upon himself to try and fix it. He obviously didn't do a very good job.

"He'd said before a few times and said 'let's just give it a little snip'. I'd said no.

"Not only had he cut it really short, he cut it really wonky as well. It was shorter on one side than the other.

"He said he was fed up of it being in her eyes and he just went for it when I wasn't there.

"He cut off loads. He took off, I'd say, two inches, or an inch and a half.

"He used kitchen scissors - as blunt as anything. They're actually the scissors I use to cut chicken up.

"He didn't think it'd bounce up. Because he'd cut it when it was wet, it didn't look right. He kept going and going.

"When it dried, it was the length you can see in the picture.

"It made her look really weird looking - like an alien. Like Star Trek.

"He knew he'd messed up. He even said 'let's not overthink, it's only hair. I know I've made a mistake. I'm not going to do it again'. Bless him."

Holly Deane, now three, with dad Jordan Deane, 30, from Sudbury, Suffolk, now her fringe has finally grown back (Kennedy News and Media)

After Marla had given Jordan a telling off, the mortified dad realised he'd make a mistake and vowed never to play hairdresser again.

Next following day Marla was forced to take Holly into nursery and prewarn staff about the trimming mishap.

Marla said: "When I took Holly to nursery the next day, I said 'her dad's given her a haircut, it's horrendous. I've put a clip in and if it falls out, please encourage her to keep it in'.

"Every time I picked her up, she'd always have her fringe down. I'd have a clip on me ready to put in to disguise it.

"She was quite happy with it and said 'Daddy's done my hair - do you like it?' I was like 'yeah, really like it' pretending, secretly thinking 'what have you done?'

"She kept showing it off to people and saying 'look what Daddy's done'. I just had to pretend and say 'yeah, lovely isn't it'.

"I was thinking 'oh, it's the first picture of them together at the same school soon', but luckily by the time the photo came, it'd grown just enough to put a little clip in.

"It didn't look too bad by then but it still looked quite bad."

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