Matti Airola

Matti Airola (b. 1981) is a self-taught braider and father to Maisa and Kerttu – as well as writer of the popular blog Isin ja tyttöjen hiushommat  (Dad and the Girls’ Hairdos ).

His interest in braiding began when the then 5-year-old Maisa started asking if a family friend could come to do a French braid for her every day. So Matti decided to learn how to braid for himself: how hard could it be?

(Photo: Anna Autio)

Dads and Daughters Braiding Book (2015)
Dads and Daughters Braiding Book – Parties! (2016)