Whenever mom was out of town and dad was in charge, there were definitely a few聽perks. Maybe you didn鈥檛 have to make your bed or it was mac and cheese for dinner every night. On the other hand, there was one not so great thing about all that daddy-daughter time: he probably couldn鈥檛 do your hair quite like mom could. We鈥檙e guessing you probably hit the playground rocking a bumpy ponytail or an au naturel kind of style. But for some dads in NYC, that鈥檚 all about to change.

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Last week the New York Times聽published a piece about a class on the Upper West Side that聽teaches dads to braid their daughter鈥檚 hair. According to the story, 鈥淭he 45-minute course started with brushing and detangling techniques and graduated to styling a ponytail, a ponytail braid and a braided bun.鈥 One dad told NYT,聽鈥淲ith boys you just part it one way or the other way. With her, it鈥檚 up, down, one braid, two braids. I grew up with brothers, so I don鈥檛 know anything about it. My default is the ponytail, and I鈥檓 not even good at that.鈥

Dads (or moms!), if you鈥檙e reading this and you鈥檙e not in the NYC area, you can definitely still learn how to do some basic hairstyles on your little one. Scroll on down for four聽dad-approved hairstyles.

1.聽One-Minute Ponytail: If this isn鈥檛 the most dad-like way to create a bump-free ponytail, we don鈥檛 know what is. Pro tip: be sure to double twist a ponytail around the end of the vacuum to slide onto the hair. (via usalleniii)

2. Simple Braid: Dads, braiding really isn鈥檛 all that hard, we promise. Still don鈥檛 believe us? Check out this video to see how simple it really is. (via Cute Girl Hairstyles)

3. Sock Bun: Whether she鈥檚 headed to the playground or a fancier event, this fun hack works for either occasion. (via Dads Do Hair)

4. Twisted Bun: That sock bun still a little too complicated for you? This dad makes things even easier. All you need is a chair that spins. (via Earl Raglin)

Dads, what鈥檚 your go-to hairstyle for your daughter? Share with us in the comments below.

(Photo via聽Dads Do Hair)