The man noticed how his wife's deteriorating vision was an impediment in her daily beauty routine - especially while curling her hair and applying mascara.
One husband from Canada just showed the world how much he loves his wife through a thoughtful gesture. According to People, a 79-year-old man from Alberta joined a beauty school just to help his wife of 50 years with her hair and makeup. The man, who wants to remain anonymous approached the Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics after he noticed how his wife's deteriorating vision was hindering her daily beauty routine. Knowing how important her appearance is to her, the pensioner decided to take matters into his own hands.
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First, he chose to learn to curl his wife's hair as he observed she was burning a lot of her hair due to her decreasing eyesight. The staff at the Delmar College set the man with a student and mannequin to teach him the techniques of curling without burning his wife's hair or skin. Once he had mastered the hairdo process, he asked the staff tips to apply mascara. Consequently, the kind staff offered to give him some makeup lessons.
"He also asked for tips on applying mascara because that task was hard for her also, so we gave him a makeup lesson too! He spent about an hour with us for lessons on curling iron sets and mascara application," said director Carrie Hannah.
Man, 79, Goes to Beauty School to Learn How to Do Hair & Makeup for Wife of 50 Years amid Her Vision Failing— Lenore Skenazy (@FreeRangeKids) May 3, 2021
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The pensioner's enthusiasm and determination touched the staff and students of the college. Some of them even teared up. "They look after each other and still have love and admiration for each other — that had all of us in tears after he left a very special experience. I will forever be grateful to have been able to assist such a lovely couple," said Hannah, according to Fox News.
She stated that the elderly man spoke proudly of his wife and her beauty. He even showed them her pictures.
"He lovingly pulled pictures from his wallet, showing everyone his wife, and boasting about how beautiful she has always been and how talented she was with skill set of typing over 100 words a minute when she was working," recalled Hannah.
She added, "Her appearance has always been something she has taken pride in and it's important to her so therefore important to him."
Commenting on the man's action, Hannah stated it was a rare sight to see a man, especially, an elderly man, reach out to a college in an attempt to help his wife with her beauty regimen.
"He is turning 80 in May, and I think he is also a very brave man for stepping into a hair college and asking for lessons on styling hair. I don't think too many men would do that," said the beauty school director.
After leaving the college with all the skills and knowledge he required, the pensioner returned to the beauty school with his beloved wife to thank the staff. "They both also are impressed with his new professional skills and her hair is looking great!" said Hannah.
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