Haircut kid gets message of support from Mario Falcone from The Only Way is Essex
A schoolboy who had a close shave after styling his hair on a
TOWIE hero has heard from his idol.
Dan Smith, 14, got short shrift from staff at Strood
Academy when he turned up sporting a hairstyle fashioned by Mario
in The Only Way is Essex.
The trendy teen, of Darnley Road, Strood, was told during the
last week of term to grow out his shaved barnet, described as
“extreme” by principal Richard Hart, or face getting excluded.
But now his story - featured on KentOnline - has got so much
publicity TV star Mario Falcone (pictured below) has sent him
a personal message.
After posting his story and pic on Twitter, Dan got a tweet
saying “Sorry to hear that mate.”
Mum Clare Whalin was told that if Dan doesn’t grow it back by
Monday when he returns to school, he could be kicked out.
But he's now going back to the hairdressers get a new
"Sorry to hear that mate" – TOWIE star Mario Falcone, on hearing of Dan's threatened
said : “I have brought my son up to make up his own choices. And if
he chooses to have his hair cut like this, that’s his choice.
“His hair grows fast, so we are going back to the hairdressers
over the weekend to get it cut.”
Dan has asked his stylist John Crudduck, who works at Headcase
in Chatham, to do something different.
John said he has been inundated with boys wanting ‘Marios’ ever
since the TOWIE star had the hair cut three months ago.
And since Dan had been in the paper even more were
coming into the salon in Batchelor Street asking for a ‘Dan’.
John, who sports the style himself said: “Dan is a good lad who
likes to look smart and presentable. I cannot see what all the fuss
Mum Clare, of Darnley Road added, said “Dan has always liked to
look smart and trendy. It’s not as if I’m sending him to school
with a purple dyed Mohican.”
Mr Hart, principal of the school in Carnation Road, said: “We
believe there is a clear link between standards of dress, behaviour
and educational outcomes for young people and this is reflected in
our policies and procedures that were agreed with the Department of
Education when we opened in 2009.
“Our rules state that extreme haircuts or style are not allowed,
examples are patterns and unnatural colours.”
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