The generosity of a number of girls who have bravely donated their hair for charity has been applauded by the team of local hairdressers at Shades and Shapes.
The salon works with the Rapunzel Foundation, to improve the lives of children suffering from long term hair loss, by making much needed wigs.
“We have had a huge response,” said Aileen Maher from Shades and Shapes Hair Design.
“We offer the services free and we thought it was a lovely cause. We have a little sign on the door. The kids come in and get their hair cut and we send their hair off to Rapunzel. The foundation then sends them back a certificate back to the girls to say thank you.”
The hair needs to be a minimum of 12 inches from the nape of the neck, preferably one length, and cannot be chemically treated.
According to Aileen the ages of the children whom have donated their ponytails range from as young as 8 years of age including one who grew her hair for two years, after her younger brother was diagnosed with leukaemia. He is thankfully now in remission.
Shades and Shapes Hair Design in Newbridge is a registered Rapunzel Salon, and do not charge for the service or cutting and restyling the clients hair.