A braid a day: Mum styles daughter's hair with a different braid each day

For many parents, getting their kids to school on time is a win let alone braiding their hair. But for Australian mum Shelley Gifford, sending her daughter, Grace, to school with an elaborate braid has become a daily ritual.

Shelley shares pictures of Grace's braids on her Instagram and Facebook page.

"I found accounts that were solely set up to show hairstyles that mums had created on their daughters. I loved what I saw and it was then that I started my own Facebook and Instagram braiding accounts," Shelley tells BuzzFeed Life. "I just love learning new styles and advancing my skills. I'm hair obsessed."

For some mums, braiding isn't the issue, it's getting their children to sit still for so long.

But Shelley says the braids usually take about 15 – 20 minutes in the morning.

Not to mention, Grace has been having her hair done since she had hair.

"A lot of people ask how I get my daughter to sit still for so long. Grace is perfect, I've been styling her hair since she was a toddler so she doesn't know any different," Shelley said.

When it comes to her favourite braid, she doesn't have one.

"I don't have a favourite braid; however, I love challenging myself to multistrand braids," Shelley told POPSUGAR Moms. "As for Grace, she loves anything pretty and styles that she can see herself in the mirror, like a high bun or a side braid."

Click through the gallery above for a look at some of Shelley's hairstyles.