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Toddler gives herself a Tiger King-esque mullet because she wanted ‘to be like a princess’


It’s definitely a look (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

Mullets may be in now, but seeing one on your toddler with one is another matter entirely.

Mylee Howard, a two-year-old from Bideford, Devon, gave her mum Laura-Michelle Lewis quite the shock when she chopped her hair into a rather edgy style.

Mylee’s goal? To look ‘like a beautiful princess’.

That’s a goal achieved as far as we’re concerned.

Mylee was able to give herself the cut by dragging her walker to the breakfast bar, climbing onto a stool and grabbing a pair of scissors.

When mum Laura-Michelle, 31, heard loud snipping sounds, she rushed from the kitchen to find clumps of hair on the floor and Mylee sat looking very pleased with herself.

The formerly pigtailed Mylee had managed to cut three inches from both sides of her head, resulting in a very strong mullet.

Laura-Michelle was ‘half crying, half laughing’ when she saw her daughter’s new look – as Mylee has always struggled to grow her hair – before seeing the funny side.

Work those angles, queen (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

Laura-Michelle said: ‘She’d done it within 30 seconds of leaving the kitchen on her walker. I just heard a loud snip noise and I had a pot of water in my hand and just dropped it.

‘I went “oh my god”, and when I got there I just saw hair on the floor. She was hiding underneath the breakfast bar, sitting with the scissors in her hands. It was well-thought-out.

‘I was half crying, half laughing and I just instantly said “she looks like Tiger King” and lockdown’s got to her head.

‘She’s got a strong Devonshire accent, and she just told me, “mummy, I’ve cut my hair off”, and when I asked why, she told me she wanted to be like a beautiful princess. How can you be mad at that?

‘She cut right from the temple to the behind the ear, She took some off the fridge too, but I can brush it under and hide it for now, but I can’t hide the mullet.

‘She’s struggled to grow her hair, so I’ve never cut it and that’s why it really upset me, but then I saw the funny side of it. She’d always been a bald baby.

‘The hairdressing kit was up quite high on the breakfast bar because I do a bit of barbering for the men in my life and I wanted to re-oil the scissors before I put it away.’

Mylee with mum Laura-Michelle (Picture : Kennedy News and Media)

Laura-Michelle lives with Mylee and her three other children Farley, nine, Aubri, eight, and Vinnie, one, along with her fiancé Andrew Lewis, 40, and his daughter Millie, 12.

IT consultant Andrew found the situation hilarious when he came downstairs to see what his stepdaughter had done, but Laura-Michelle says she has definitely learned her lesson.

The mum, who took her partner’s name by deed poll, said she’s taking Mylee to the hairdressers to get a bob so that she doesn’t go back to nursery after the Easter holiday still looking like Joe Exotic.

Laura-Michelle said: ‘We’re going to try and sort it out at the hairdressers, but I don’t know what they’re going to do because there’s just no hair on the side.

‘Because she’s got to go back to nursery, we’d had all sorts of suggestions about what to do. Somebody said we should shave her head on one side but she’ll look like something from Hells Angels.

‘I think we’ll have to go for a layered bob and just hide it. I’ve definitely learned my lesson to cut it sooner before she does it herself, and we’ll have the scissors under lock and key in the garage – even though they were in their case on the bar at the time.

‘It’s nice to share what happened though because it might make a few people laugh at our expense.’

Laura-Michelle shared a picture of Mylee’s new do on Facebook, where it garnered over 200 reactions and 140 comments within an hour.

Her caption read: ‘I am now over the initial shock. Let’s see those attempted lockdown hairdos and don’t.

‘This is my almost-three-year-old’s attempt at no other than the Tiger King’s do or don’t, you decide!’

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