Cool Dad Job: Model
Cool Dad Vibe: Proud and Uncompromising
Cool Dad Bona Fides: It’s tempting to think of Benny Harlem as just a dude with wild hair, and that’s probably because he holds the Guinness World Record for highest top fade. But there’s more to his record-breaking mane than the spectacle. Harlem is a hair activist, and his rallying cry is to “walk in your natural design.” As a dad, that means showing his daughter that her kinky ethnic hair is something to be treasured. He’s made his message abundantly clear through the jaw-dropping father-daughter photographs posted regularly on his Instagram page. The photos not only depict a strong black man being a doting father, they show a man who is comfortable in his skin. And in his hair.