After staying away from the hair salon for almost 15 years, Ms Ferran Thornycroft, of Point Clare, has decided to ceremoniously cut it all off for her 18th birthday this April and donate her hair to Variety.
Growing her hair since the age of four, Ms Thornycroft’s hair is now long enough to sit on.
“I just wanted really long hair, and more recently I’ve decided to cut it.
“I thought if I was going to cut it, it would be good for it to go to a good cause,” Ms Thornycroft said.
Ms Thornycroft’s donated hair will benefit children with hair loss due to cancer or alopecia.
She is also raising money to help Variety’s Wigs for Kids program, and is halfway to her goal of $1,800.
Ms Thornycroft said she is still deciding whether she will cut her hair to shoulder length, or go all the way and get a pixie cut.
Mar 16, 2017
Ferran Thornycroft, Point Clare
Mar 15, 2017
Fiona Thornycroft, Point Clare
Jasmine Gearie, journalist