Mom creates incredible 'mermaid' hairstyle for daughter's 'crazy hair' contest, and people are obsessed
Several American schools throw 'Crazy Hair Day,' an event where kids compete to see who can wear the most outrageous hairstyle to class. On Twitter, Ariel Romero shared a photo of her four-year-old sister Atlantis' hairstyle, which was created by their mother, April. As you can probably tell from her daughters' names, April loves mermaids, so she took inspiration from Disney's 1989 film The Little Mermaid: nestling an Ariel doll inside a green braid resembling a mermaid fin.
"my sister had crazy hair day at school today and my mom was not playing games and really wanted her to win," explained Ariel on Twitter, with an emoji of a crying laughing face. That tweet quickly went viral, getting more than 130,000 retweets and 730,000 likes. People raved about April's creativity, and one Twitter user gave the striking 'do the perfect name: a "little merbraid."
"[Atlantis] loved it so much and didn’t want to take it off. She even went to her gymnastics class with her hair like that," Ariel told Buzzfeed. She added the hairstyle took 25 minutes for mom to create, and contained a subtle detail: "What no one has noticed is that the bra Ariel is wearing is homemade. My dad made it out of tape because she was a topless doll, but my mom couldn’t let my sister go to school with a topless doll."
The incredible "little merbraid" inspired other "extra-ass moms" to share their work for Crazy Hair Day. The striking, colorful 'dos take inspiration from everything from cupcakes to rainbows to Coca-Cola. Wow, who knew this event was such a big thing in America? Hope you're jealous of us, other countries! USA! USA! USA!
You're probably wondering, how did Atlantis do in the contest? "Yes my sister did win crazy hair day!!" Ariel confirmed on Twitter. "She’s only in pre-K lmao y’all just wait for my mom the upcoming years."
Well, good luck, April - but the bar has been set pretty high!