Mother is mortified at toddler's haircut

He’s getting the chop! Mother is mortified after partner gives their daughter, 2, ‘horrendous and wonky’ haircut leaving her looking like Star Trek’s Spock

  • Marla Hayden, 25, from Sudbury, Suffolk, cried ‘angry tears’ after seeing haircut 
  • Jordan Deane, 30, had used their kitchen scissors to chop little Holly’s locks 
  • Three-year-old was left with short lop-sided fringe that took ten months to grow 

A mortified mum has banned her partner from cutting their children’s hair – after he gave their daughter a ‘horrendous’ lockdown haircut which left her looking like ‘Star Trek’s Spock’. 

Marla Hayden, 25, from Sudbury, Suffolk, cried ‘angry tears’ when she discovered partner Jordan Deane, 30, had used their kitchen scissors to chop little Holly’s beautiful blonde locks. 

The toddler was left with into a lop-sided, bowl-like fringe that only just made it onto her forehead and Holly, now three, had to wear her fringe pinned to the side for her school photo. 

Mother-of-two Marla claims she was forced to paste on a smile as the toddler happily showed off her hair to people, but admits it took her weeks to get over the ‘shock’ and ‘anger’ of it.

The toddler was left with into a lop-sided, bowl-like fringe that only just made it onto her forehead and left her looking like ‘Star Trek’s Spock’

Marla Hayden, 25, from Sudbury, Suffolk, cried ‘angry tears’ when she discovered partner to give their daughter a ‘horrendous’ lockdown haircut

‘It’s 100 per cent safe to say her dad is banned from cutting her hair again’, said Marla. ‘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.’ 

Marla had initially refused her partner’s offers her partner to give their daughter’s hair a ‘snip’ because it had become ‘overgrown’ during the pandemic- but Jordan felt confident in giving the haircut a go.   

He proceeded to hack off two inches when desperately trying to straighten up the wonky fringe he had given Holly, which took ten months to grow back. 

Jordan Deane, 30, proceeded to hack off two inches when desperately trying to straighten up the wonky fringe he had given Holly, which took ten months to grow back (Holly is pictured after her fringe grew back) 

Marla claimed that her daughter was left looking like Spokc from Star Trek (pictured) because of her short fringe 

‘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’, said Marla. 

‘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 is pictured with her brother Billy for their school photograph where she had to clip her fringe to the side with a hair clip 

Marla had initially refused her partner’s offers her partner to give their daughter’s hair a ‘snip’ because it had become ‘overgrown’ during the pandemic. The family are pictured on a walk through Suffolk


Marla claims she was forced to paste on a smile as the toddler happily showed off her wonky DIY haircut to people. Holly is pictured L-R shortly after the ‘horrendous’ haircut

After Marla had given Jordan a telling off, the mortified dad realised he’d make a mistake and vowed never to play hairdresser again. Jordan and Holly are pictured posing for a selfie shortly after the haircut

Like many people, Holly’s hair had become overgrown during lockdown and Jordan was keen to stop it dangling in front of her eyes. 

‘It was lockdown so all the hairdressers were shut. Her fringe was very overgrown’, said Marla. ‘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.

Like many people, Holly’s hair had become overgrown during lockdown and Jordan was keen to stop it dangling in front of her eyes. Holly is pictured on a walk with hr dad after her fringe had grown back

‘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.’

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

The following day Marla was forced to take Holly into nursery and pre-warn 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’.

Holly says it took a good few months for the tot’s fringe get to a decent length. Holly is pictured with her mum on the bech once her fringe had grown out enough to have it straightened up 

‘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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