His wife’s vision was failing and, as a result, she kept burning herself while trying to curl her hair. Thus the husband, who wants to remain anonymous, decided to learn how to use the curling wand and get some tips from the staff at Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics.
“My staff and students were so touched by his sincere wish to help his wife of 50 plus years,” director Carrie Hannah said. “Her appearance has always been something she has taken pride in and it’s important to her so therefore important to him.”
The man was paired with a student and mannequin and was taught how to operate the curling wand and protect his wife’s skin.
Carrie said as he took lessons on a quiet afternoon on April 22, he lovingly pulled up photos of his wife from his wallet showing the staff just how beautiful she is and boasting about how talented she was with the skill set of typing over 100 words a minute when she worked.
The loving husband didn’t just stop at learning lessons on curling hair but he also went on to ask for tips on how to apply mascara, as his wife found it hard to do that too, owing to her condition. So the staff gave him a makeup lesson too.
“He spent about an hour with us for lessons on curling iron sets and mascara application,” Carrie said.
After the training, the man and his wife have both visited the college to further express their gratitude.
“They both also are impressed with his new professional skills and her hair is looking great!” Carrie added.
The elderly man is turning 80 this month, and Carrie said: “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.”
Carrie complimented the couple saying that’s what “real love looks like,” and was grateful that she and her staff had the opportunity to assist such a loving couple.
“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,” Carrie said. “In an age of staged social media photos, it was really great to see an authentic real human gesture of love.”
Epoch Times Staff contributed to this report.