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It wasn't all bad

With his wife's vision failing, husband goes to beauty school to learn how to do her hair and makeup

The Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics in Alberta, Canada, welcomed a nontraditional student last week — a 79-year-old man who asked for hair and makeup lessons in order to help his wife of 50 years.

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told the beauty school staff that his wife is losing her eyesight and keeps burning herself with a curling iron. He wanted to start doing her hair, but didn't know where to begin — and was hoping they could give him some tips and tricks. Over the course of an hour, a student used a mannequin to show the man how to use a curling iron, as well as how to apply mascara.

Director Carrie Hannah told SWNS that during the lesson, he pulled pictures of his wife out of his wallet and talked about how "beautiful she has always been and how talented she was with skill set of typing over 100 words a minute when she was working." It was "very brave" of him to come in and ask for help, Hannah said, and the team was "touched by his devotion."

The man has since returned to the school with his wife to thank everyone, and Hannah said the couple is "impressed with his new professional skills, and her hair is looking great."