4-Year-Old’s Lady Gaga Inspired Hairstyle Banned from School
Should this adorable haircut be banned?
Four-year-old Marcella Marino wore an elaborate hairdo for her school photo. Unfortunately, school officials told her she wasn’t allowed to wear that hairstyle, as it was strictly forbidden by the school dress code.
The little girl asked her father, professional hairstylist Marcello Marino to give her a princess-style ‘do. In this case, the creative dad decided to do a rock princess hairstyle, crafting a bow from her blonde hair, reminiscent of Gaga’s famous hairstyle in 2009 and later 13-year-old Tavi Gevinson‘s iconic bow.
“When she went for the school photo on Monday she was told she wasn’t allowed to wear her hair in that style because of the dress code.” Marcello recounted, “I am so disappointed. I could understand if Marcella arrived with her hair dyed or something, but this is an elegant look which I think the school should be proud of.”
According to the school’s very strict dress code, students may only wear bows made of dark colors, and that “hair braids/beads may not be worn.
While Marcella didn’t technically break any of the rules, the bigger question is if these rules are too constricting. In the spirit of conformity, does one’s individual style have to suffer? Is something as harmless as a bow truly disruptive to a student’s performance in school?