Considering how hectic school mornings can be, many parents feel accomplished if they get their kids out the door on time with their lunches, let alone with their hair combed.
Although it might not be her intention, one Australian mom is putting many to shame with her daughter's intricate hairstyles that she dreams up daily for her little girl. And since most can barely manage a ponytail, let alone a double French braid, many are still blown away by Shelley Gifford's elaborate braids — and the fact that she does them daily in under 20 minutes. Each morning she manages to style her 6-year-old daughter's hair in a different-yet-equally elaborate look before Grace heads off to school.
From spiral crown braids to woven braided hearts, Shelley generally comes up with an idea for Grace the night before, and if she thinks it will take more than the allotted 15-20 minute braid time that she reserves for school mornings, the duo will save that style for the weekend.
"I don't have a favorite braid; however, I love challenging myself to multistrand braids," Shelley told POPSUGAR Moms. "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."
Shelley explained to Buzzfeed that even though many people are shocked that her daughter can sit still for so long, Grace has been getting her hair braided since she was a toddler so she sits perfectly still — she doesn't know any differently.
Shelley has always had a love for braiding but her passion took off in 2014 after she started discovering new techniques to try online. Since then, she has been inspiring the online community of moms who braid their daughters' hair with her challenging Facebook and Instagram photos. "I find our followers love our heart-style braids and I've also had a huge response to a braid I created last year called the 3-Strand pull-through braid," Shelly told POPSUGAR.
Thanks to social media, everyone can be inspired by — and jealous of — Grace's daily new looks that she proudly rocks like an experienced model!