Recently, an Ohio teen named Kelsey turned 13. To celebrate, she asked her mother if she could get some blonde highlights.
Kelsey’s mother, Christin Johnson, happily agreed. The mother-daughter duo headed off to the salon and after a day of pampering, Kelsey was thrilled with her long, freshly highlighted hair.
In a post-makeover photo Christin posted to Facebook, Kelsey can be seen proudly smiling for the camera.
Chrisin then dropped Kelsey off with her dad and stepmother. But the birthday girl was returned to Christin looking drastically differently than when she dropped her off.
The horrified mom returned to Facebook to post a set of new photos — only this time, the images sparked outrage across the country.
A fresh new look can be a great confidence boost for young women navigating their adolescence and self-identity.
To celebrate her official status as a teenager, Kelsey wished for a fresh new look.
She asked her mom if she could get some blonde highlights in her long dark brown hair.
Christin agreed to Kelsey’s birthday wish and took her to the salon.
Christin then dropped Kelsey off to spend a couple days with her father and stepmother.
But her teenage daughter was returned looking drastically differently than when she dropped her off.
Horrified, Christin shared the latest photos of Kelsey’s on her Facebook page, along with a troubling caption:
“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!”
Her father and stepmother reportedly cut off her hair as punishment for getting the highlights. “Actions have consequences,” they told her.
In one of the photos taken by Christin, Kelsey was so upset and humiliated, she refused to show her face.
Wood County Job and Family Services have started an investigation. And the couple, who both work as firefighters, have apparently been suspended and put on administrative leave.
There, the kindhearted staff fitted the teen with the wig of her choice.
We truly appreciate you ladies so much!”
Please SHARE this controversial story with your friends on Facebook.