Doing hair can be a tough job — so it helps to have a little encouragement along the way. Luckily, Derrick Culpepper gets plenty of it from his adorable daughter, Linda.
Last year, Culpepper shot a video while he styled Linda’s hair in pigtails. The whole time, Linda watches intently in the mirror, offering instructions and supportive words (“You’re almost done! You’re doing a good job!”) for her dad.
“I have been a barber pretty much all my life and still find it difficult to style my daughter’s hair,” Culpepper wrote in the video’s description on Youtube. “My three-year-old daughter keeps me encouraged.”
Culpepper told BuzzFeed that the video depicts a fairly standard morning — he and his wife share hair duties equally. He also said he makes a point of capturing sweet interactions like these on video.
“I try to do the best I can to capture some of these moments,” he told BuzzFeed. “You don’t know the moments are coming and by the time you get the camera it’s usually too late.”