It seems that not everyone is feeling the holiday spirit this season. This was evidenced when a 13-year-old girl from south Manchester, England, was allegedly told that she would be sent home from school for fashioning her hair to look like a Christmas tree. That&aposs right: a festive, adorable Christmas tree. With fairy lights. Poppy Leigh, who simply wanted to shake things up and have some wholesome holiday fun with her hair, was told that it wasn&apost appropriate for school and that she could either take the style down or go home.
The student&aposs mother, Christie Leigh, told Daily Mail that she&aposs "quite upset" over the incident, which took place at Manchester Health Academy. "It&aposs just &aposbah humbug.&apos It&aposs just a bit of fun and Christmas cheer before she breaks up tomorrow," she said. "[Poppy] just wanted to make things a bit more exciting — she&aposs always messing around with her hair and walked in this morning and said, &aposMum, can I do my hair like this for school? It looks like a Christmas tree.&apos"
Christie then explained how her daughter achieved the holiday-inspired style: "She wrapped her hair around an empty bottle of Volvic water and then she asked me to put the lights in for her." Pretty genius, if you ask us.
While not everyone appreciated Poppy&aposs creative hairstyle, her mother said one teacher called it "fantastic," and well, sometimes it&aposs the small wins that matter most, my friends. Nevertheless, the teen ended up taking the style down as the school&aposs principal, Kevin Green, deemed it not suitable for school.
Green also spoke with the British publication and cleared up any confusion regarding the matter. "At no point did the Academy send a student home. The child concerned is a wonderful student and, whilst it was a remarkably creative hairstyle, it was, unfortunately, inappropriate for school," he said in his statement.
While it&aposs unfortunate that Poppy had to take her hair down, we give her major props for trying such a cool, festive style and wearing it to school. We certainly won&apost be forgetting this holiday hair moment anytime soon.
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Originally Appeared on Allure