Children draw their greatest strengths and lessons from their parents; they look to them in search of approval and hoping for affirmation, not only in how they act but how they look. While beauty is only skin deep, external beauty is a form of self-expression. Sometimes, a person’s outward appearance may affect their psychological health and self-esteem; this is especially true for teenagers.
Most teenagers like to try out new looks, anything that they feel will enhance their external beauty and help them feel like they fit in. That was the case of Kelsey Johnson who wanted a fresh new look so she highlighted her hair on her 13th birthday.
Her mother, Christin Johnson, of course, gave her the “go ahead” before she got her highlights and mother-daughter duo were elated with Kelsey’s new look.
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This is Christin Johnson, Kelsey’s mother
Here is a snapshot of Kelsey after getting the highlights
However, the happy scene took a turn for the worst when the teenager went to visit her father and stepmother. What he did next to his child was extremely cruel. Her father and stepmother chopped off her long, beautifully highlighted hair to teach her a lesson; according to a fundraiser by Kelsey’s aunt, her father and stepmother told her “Actions have consequences!”.
Understandably shocked, Christin shared the latest photos of Kelsey on her Facebook page, stating,
“This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pics is what happened today before she was brought to me… all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!”
The images depict the child’s humiliation, disappointment and overall emotional trauma the new forced “haircut“ caused…
People on social media were outraged with the act and now, the father and stepmother will have to face grave consequences. Both of them are firefighters; they’ve been suspended and put on administrative leave.
The outrage it caused…
Wood County Job and Family Services have started looking into the matter, wanting to ensure justice is served to this young girl who did not deserve this kind of emotional abuse.
In order to make her feel better, Christin took Kelsey to Lady Jane’s salon where the staff fitted the teen with a new wig. The mother and daughter were able to find a second joy, apparent in these images.
A new look…
We think Kelsey looks absolutely beautiful and it’s great to see her smiling again, don’t you?
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