Marcella Marino, a four-year-old student, was sent home from school on picture day because of her Lady Gaga-like hairstyle. Her father, Marcello Marino, a professional hairstylist and salon owner, gave his daughter the playful look because she wanted to look like a “princess,” according to the Daily Mail.
But Marino was told that her hair violated the school policy against braided hair and that it would not be permitted for class pictures (or on any other school day, for that matter).
“All the children were told to look smart for the day and that’s why I decided to make a special effort, but in the end it has just caused tears,” Marcello told the Daily Mail. “I am so disappointed.”