“After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile.”
According to Kayley, the girl had only been getting out of bed to use the restroom.
However, the teenager was attempting to battle her depression by going back to school, where she’d be having school pictures taken.
In order for her to feel confident enough to sit in front of a camera, she needed her hair – which had become so matted that it looked to be almost impossible to comb through – to be fixed.
In an emotional post to Facebook, Kayley explained that when the girl walked into her salon, she had a very dramatic request.
Today I had one of the hardest experiences with my client who I am keeping anonymous, I had a 16 year girl come in with who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now. She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn’t even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom. She starts back at school in a few weeks but she has her school pictures today. When she walked in she told us just cut it all off I can’t deal with the pain of combing it out, she called herself worthless for it. It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child’s hair for her! At the end of the day I want this to be a lesson to people. MENTAL HEALTH is a thing, it effects people all around the world and of all ages! PARENTS take it serious don’t just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can’t. A CHILD should NEVER feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.
After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something! Her last words to me was
“I will actually smile for my schools pictures today, you made me feel like me again” ❤️❤️
In a heartwarming conclusion to her post, Kayley said: ‘After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something!