Stylist Spends 13 Hours With Depressed Teen, Repairing Her Matted Hair For School Photos
Depression can manifest itself in a multitude of ways – and for this 16-year-old high schooler, it was demonstrated in how she could not even bring herself to brush her hair.
So with her school photos due around the corner, the teen approached Kayley Olsson, a young hairdresser from Waterloo, Iowa, and asked if she could shave off all of her matted, tangled hair.
“She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless, she couldn’t even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom,” wrote Olsson. “When she walked in, she told us just cut it all off, I can’t deal with the pain of combing it out, she called herself worthless for it.
“It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child’s hair for her!”
Olsson spent thirteen collective hours combing, cutting, and repairing the youth’s hair. Then, by the end of the session, the teen had an incredibly glamorous head of shining locks.