A nine-month-old baby girl has earned the nickname Boo thanks to her uncanny resemblance to the character from Monsters Inc.
Tayah Murphy, who was born 15 days late, on 13th December, at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, coming into the world with a glossy black mane.
Now her mother, Corinna Anderson, 33, loves styling her daughter’s hair, like the character from the hit 2001 Disney movie.
‘Sometimes I’ll put it in bunches, which makes her look like the little girl Boo from Monsters Inc,’ she said.
‘My mum Bev and I gave her that nickname because she looks so much like her.’
Tayah Murphy was born 15 days late, on December 13, at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent – coming into the world with a glossy black mane
The little girl (left) has earned the nickname Boo thanks to her uncanny resemblence to the Monsters Inc character (right)
When 8lb 6oz Tayah was delivered, the first thing everyone noticed was her amazing mullet.
‘When she was born it was jet black, but she’s eight months now and it’s started to go lighter,’ Corrina said.
‘It’s brown with blonde and reddish streaks.
‘Everyone was telling me it would start to fall out as she grew and rubbed it in the night, but she hasn’t lost a crumb.
When 8lb 6oz Tayah was delivered, the first thing everyone noticed was her amazing mullet. She is pictured as a newborn
‘It’s never fallen out and just keeps growing.’
At their 32-week scan, the sonographer told Corinna and her partner Lewis, 29, a diamond driller, she could see a bit of hair, but the couple thought nothing of it.
‘We had no expectations,’ said Corinna.
‘But when she was born she had this thick mass of black hair. Even the midwives said, “Oh my God”. It was a bit of a shock.
Tasha is pictured with her parents , Lewis Murphy, 29, a diamond driller, and mum Corinna Anderson, 33
‘They put her on my chest and I could not stop staring at her because of the hair.
‘The midwives said I must have had heartburn. Apparently, that indicates your baby is going to have lots of hair, but I never had any. That’s definitely an old wives’ tale.
‘Lewis and I both had a little bit of brown hair when we were born, but nothing like Tayah.’
At their 32-week scan, the sonographer told Corinna and Lewis she could see a bit of hair, but the couple thought nothing of it. She is pictured as a baby
Proud as punch of her baby’s glossy mane, her mum already has a strict hair care routine for the tiny tot, whose tresses now skim her shoulders. She often styles it in little buns too
Proud as punch of her baby’s glossy mane, her mum already has a strict hair care routine for the tiny tot, whose tresses now skim her shoulders.
She explained: ‘We have never cut her hair and don’t plan to anytime soon. I’m just going to keep letting it grow. My hairdresser said it won’t get split ends like adult hair, either.
‘I often pin her fringe back with a hairclip, because it comes to the tip of her nose, or I tie it up on the top of her head in a pineapple style.
Tayah is equally thrilled to have such long, thick hair, according to her mum, and often twiddles it with her fingers
‘She’ll quite often twiddle it with her fingers. At first she hated me touching it, but it doesn’t bother her now.’
Tayah is equally thrilled to have such long, thick hair, according to her mum.
She said: ‘When it’s wet it comes down to her shoulders, but it’s not straight, it’s lovely and wavy.
‘We try not to wash it too much because it’s not good for it. We probably do it every other day or every third day using a sensitive baby shampoo.
Tayah’s parents are now making up for lost time, since lockdown restrictions – introduced when she was just three-and-a-half-months old – have relaxed, by taking her out as much as possible and turning heads wherever they go. She is pictured as a newborn
Tayah is only too happy to flash a smile and model her latest hairstyle for her many admirers, her mother said
Corinna explained when her daughter’s hair is it’s wet it comes down to her shoulders, despite being just nine months
‘I’ve never dried it using the hairdryer. I will use a towel then comb it through.
‘Tayah loves to hold the comb in her hands as well and sit in front of the mirror looking at herself when I’m styling her hair.
‘But when she wakes up it’s just wild, sticking up all over the place. It looks like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards.’
Tayah’s parents are now making up for lost time, since lockdown restrictions – introduced when she was just three-and-a-half-months old – have relaxed, by taking her out as much as possible and turning heads wherever they go.
Corinna added she wouldn’t be cutting her daughter’s hair anytime soon and she was just going to keep letting it grow
Corinna explained that her daughter gets a lot of attention when they’re out and about, with many commenting on her hair
Corinna added there isn’t ‘one place we’ve been where her hair hasn’t been mentioned by someone’
Little Tayah’s thick black hair is often tied up in small knots (left) or left to flow loosely (right)
Tayah is pictured after just waking up with her ‘mullet’. Her thick black hair has earned her the nickname Boo
Corinna said: ‘We managed to get a few baby massage classes in before lockdown, and as soon as we walked in people would stare at her.
‘Some people try and have a subtle look, but others will come over and say, ‘Oh my God. She’s got so much hair’.
‘When we’re walking around the supermarket, she gets a lot of attention – especially from elderly ladies, who always come up and say how amazing she is.’
Tayah at three months old is pictured with a mullet and playing with her toys at home, her hair is now even longer
Tayah with mum Corinna. Her mum also has long dark hair, but says she didn’t have the same amount of hair at such a young age
Tayah is pictured with her diamond driller father on their sofa at home. Both her parents were shocked with the amount of hair she had at birth
Peak a Boo! The little girl often ties her up into little ponytails (pictured) while she often wears it down too
Tayah loves the attention she gets from strangers, with her mum joking she’d be in L’Oreal advert if she could talk
And Tayah is only too happy to flash a smile and model her latest hairstyle for her many admirers.
‘She will always smile at people if they stop to talk and, now she’s getting older, she loves the attention,’ laughed Corinna.
‘There isn’t one place we’ve been where her hair hasn’t been mentioned by someone. ‘Complete strangers are always coming over to chat and Tayah plays to her audience, lapping it up! ‘
‘If she could talk, like the hair models in the L’Oreal ads, I’m sure she would tell them, because I’m worth it!’
Tayah loves posing for the camera and often smiles as her parents take pictures, her hair is seen here wet and curly
Styled by mum! Tayah – affectionately nicknamed Boo – often has her hair in cute bunches like the Monsters Inc character
Little Tayah had more of a mullet when she was born (pictured at four months) but now has long thick hair
Tayah is pictured with bunches just like Boo from Monster Inc, who was the star of the 2001 animation