Hair With Heart Stories

We love hearing your stories and seeing photos of your big chop! Share yours here.

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  • Georgia, NSW
    I am 7 years old. I have been growing my hair my entire life. I really wanted to give my hair to someone who has no hair to make them happy. 15 inches in total!
  • Mariska, NSW
    I didn't like looking after my long hair and when my mum told me I could give my hair to make a wig for someone I thought that was the best. It took a long time to grow it the right length but I did it! Now someone will get my hair.
  • Jade, NSW
    What inspired me was that I had plenty of hair and felt that it would be nice to give my hair to someone who had lost theirs. It was a last minute decision as I had my hair cut booked in 2 hours. I am so glad that I went through with my decision. Thank you Variety for making this possible! Love from Jade 🙂
  • Brooke, NSW
    Being 20 years old, I have always had the privilege of having long hair. This has aspired me to make someone happy by giving it to a child in need!
  • Amanda, NSW
    Almost my entire life I've only known having long hair. I wanted to cut it, but I didn't want it to be wasted, so I worked on getting it healthy and long so that someone else could love it. I was born with a full head of hair, so I've never not had any. This was an incredibly humbling experience and it hit me harder than I was expecting it to. But because of that, I'm so proud of myself for following through with it.
  • Ebony, QLD
    My hair is really long and I wanted to help someone who needs it by helping to make a wig. So I decided I was going to get a haircut to donate some of my hair.
  • Kandace, VIC
    I am a Happy 9yr old girl, I love going to school, karate and being a Cub Scout. I am very caring and love to share. I didn’t have hair until I was 3yrs old, and now am always told how beautiful my hair is, this is what has made me want to share my hair and make someone else as happy as I am
  • Karina, VIC
    My mother works in a hospital and am constantly aware of people in a disadvantaged situation. As a result I wanted to give back to the community. The easiest way I thought would be to donate my hair for someone to have a new wig. I was also inspired by people around me as I know a few people that have donated their hair and money to great causes.
  • Janusha, VIC
    Hi my name is Janusha. I am 10 years old and i had very long hair but now I've cut my hair to donate to the people who don’t have hair. I am very happy about helping people and happy to donate my hair.
  • Mea-mea, SA
    Hi, My name is Mea-mea. I have had long hair for years and the last time I had my hair cut was when I was 4 years old. On the day before my 10th birthday I decided to shared it to people that really needed my hair.
  • Rhea, NSW
    My long hair was one of my most favorite things that I had and I was very passionate about it. When I heard from my mom about donating hair to someone in need of hair I decided to donate my hair. I hope it will help someone in need. I believe the charity I can do is by giving away one of my most favorite belongings.
  • Cristian, NSW
    I had a mullet that was really long, and when my mum forced me to cut it off because she didn’t like it, I thought I’d donate it so someone else could rock my mullet.
  • Jasmine, VIC
    i have always wanted to do it as i wanted to help people in need wherever I could. It was made more meaningful when my cousin was diagnosed with alopecia early last year, and began rapidly losing her hair. Choosing to do this was a no brainer for me, because I love helping others and I had a bucket load of hair to do so!
  • Salisa, NSW
    My long hair was one of my most favorite things that I had. When I heard from my friends (Kate) about donating hair to someone in need of hair. I had been thinking about donating my hair for quite a while so I decided to look further into what donating my hair meant. Once I realised how much hair was actually needed to make the wig and how the wig would help people in need feel more confident in themselves and help them be able to do the things they wanted without feeling uncomfortable, I finally donate my hair today.😊
  • Paige, VIC
    It was my very first hair cut and knowing that my hair would be used to help others made me feel brave.
  • Michelle, NSW
    A close friend of mine donated her hair, as soon as I heard that she had done such a selfless act I immediately thought I’d like to do the same. I grew my hair for over 12 months.
  • Gracie, NSW
    Hi I’m Gracie I’m 6 years old I wanted to donate my hair because I’d be sad if I was sick and lost all my hair. So I grew my hair long enough to be able to share it with someone who would need it more.
  • Amira, WA
    Hi my name is Amira, from the age of 4yrs I have suffered from eczema. My hair has never been cut from birth only trimmed so it was very long. I would hide behind my hair because of my skin condition I didn’t feel beautiful. I have loved my long hair which was extremely long. Three months ago I decided to cut my hair for Variety so someone else feel beautiful too.
  • Taharika Hossain, NSW
    My long hair was one of my most favorite things that I had and I was very passionate about it. When I heard from my family about donating hair to someone in need of hair I decided to donate my hair . I hope it will help someone in need. I believe the charity I can do is by giving away one of my most favorite belongings.
  • Rachael, WA
    Rachael is 5. She is so happy that she is able to help another child feel happy by donating her hair. She says I made the choice for her, but I merely suggested it. Since then she has asked daily about getting donation forms and posters out to everyone we could. At first Rachael wanted shorter hair to be cool on her neck, but is now so proud of herself and loves that she has donated to people in need.