Rheanna McKenzie, had very long thick hair and she decided to go for the chop in aid of charity. It doesn’t seem like much when you write it like that. Big deal she got a hair cut. However think about when you visit us and with some of you the level of reassurance and coaxing required to try something new, a fringe for example. Now remember back when you were 16 and making a decision like that? Perhaps you are a teenager reading this and are cursing me for stereotyping teenagers.
Rheanna decided to cut her hair short in order to send her ponytail to the Little Princess Trust.
The Little Princess Trust take hair donations which they then send to china, where a wig factory makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness. They make these wigs for free with the donated hair. A single wig can have a blend of hair from five different donors. There are rules for donating the hair. The main one being that you need the length. The length needs to be 7inches or more. Another is that it must be sent secured into a pony tail. Therefore we didn’t chop off her pony tail for dramatic effect, it is the best way to post the hair to the charity. However the charity also raises money to buy wigs independently from the factory and these cost about £350 each.
When Rheanna explained what she wanted it to do, obviously we happily obliged (free of charge) with some trepidation. However like with any client that walks into WWW.Comb we make sure we do a full consultation. Rheanna had decided to have her hair styled like Frankie Sandford from The girl band The Saturdays. This was a good decision as she had the right face shape to carry off the style brilliantly.
Frankie’s cut is also versatile and feminine. Rheanna can enjoy styling her new do. Wear is “mussed up” like Frankie herself. Alternatively straightened and sleak, tucked behind her ear or even pushed back and clipped into a faux quiff a la Scarlett Johannson. It seems all the cool girls and going short!
We thank Rheanna for choosing us and being poised throughout her transformation uttering the immortal phrase “it’s only hair” Rheanna was inspired to cut her hair after a close friend lost their mother to cancer.
If you wish to donate to the Little Princess Trust, Rheanna has a Justgiving page here is the link http://www.justgiving.com/Rheanna-Mckenzie