Most babies are lucky to have a few strands of hair on their head when they’re born, leaving parents to invest in copious knit hats to keep their baby’s bald head warm at night. Mother Chelsea Noon of Brighton, UK has never had that problem—her child, Junior Cox-Noon, was born with a thick head of hair. Nurses predicted that the baby’s hair would fall out in a few days, but nine weeks later, Junior is still rocking his bouffant ‘do. Fortunately, Noon is a hairdresser and has no difficulty handling her baby’s wild mane.
The tough part is trying to get through the grocery store in under two hours. Everyone wants to feel Junior’s soft, fluffy locks. “When I take him with me on the weekly shop…everyone does a double-take and says, ‘Oh my God, look at the baby’s hair,’ and they have to touch it. He doesn’t seem to mind and gets a little a smirk on his face,” Noon tells the Daily Mirror. She’s asked most often if she’s every going to cut his hair. “I definitely don’t want to cut it, I want to see how long it actually does grow out,” Noon responds. “I don’t know where his hair has come from—it’s like a big ball of candy floss.”
Noon reports that Junior is quite pleased with showing off his hair, given that he cries anytime she attempts to put a hat on him. In order to keep his unique style looking fresh, Noon blow-dries it after baths, as it would take too long to dry naturally. You can see below the incredible motion in that ocean of nine-week-old hair.
All images via David Hall Photography.