Third-grader Marian Scott was devastated after being banned from school pictures last month for rocking red extensions in her braided bun. The eight-year-old felt said she felt singled out and never got to take her pictures at Paragon Charter Academy.
The Jackson, Mich.-based school said her hair violated school policy which only allows for natural hair color tones for picture day. After her story went viral, photographers from all over the country — including Jermaine Horton — offered to give Marian a proper photoshoot.
Now, she has a new set of photos full of smiles and rocking her red-emblazon braided buns.
Jermaine drove hours to do the shoot, even getting her a new wardrobe donated by Joy Entertainment & Event Management and Mieka Joi, CEO of Rich Girl Candy.
“Confidence is a process especially when you are rebuilding someone’s confidence, especially a child because they are so fragile, so we want to make sure that she feels not just great that day, but also going forward that it’s ongoing and she still feels that support,” said Jermaine in a recent report.
Marian is more than grateful for the boost in confidence. “It was fun, you got to pose and change clothes and got to be yourself,” she said.