Hair With Heart Stories

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

  • Gabrielle, NSW
    This is the second time I have chopped my hair to donate to variety. I love helping people out and by donating my hair hopefully I will be able to make a difference to a few peoples lives.
  • Ayesha, QLD
    My mom and my elder sister donate hair before. That inspire me to donate my hair for little kids who are sick. They will love my hair and They also will look beautiful.
  • Lynton, QLD
    We are in the middle of a pandemic and everyone's life has been impacted. This is the second time I have donated and with what is going on in the world, if it is anyone how needs a break it is women and children who are suffering from all kinds of cancers and the least I can do is grow my hair and give it to someone in need. I'm a bit of a rocker🤘 anyway so I grow my hair.
  • Morgan, QLD
    I just wanted to do something nice, I didn’t want to make a fuss I was growing for ages and thought when I cut it could help somebody out.
  • Georgia, TAS
    I have had long hair for a very long time but I thought it was time for a change. I thought if I was going to cut off my hair might as well donate it to someone who would hopefully love it even more than I did.
  • Sophie, VIC
    I was inspired to donate my hair because it was getting really long and instead of me hoping it at the hair dressers and it all falling on the ground, waiting to get swept up, I wanted it to be donated. I've never done it before so I was interested about how I could help children with less hair. I know that I will definitely be donating my hair again!
  • Maria (Tetchie), VIC
    I am a cancer nurse. I witness how people are affected with the disease and the side effects of their treatments. Loosing hair and coping with physical changes are challenging. I want to be able to help those that are struggling to cope with hair loss whether from cancer or any other medical condition. I would love to give a part of me and be a part of someone’s journey in another way other than nursing.
  • Monika, ACT
    Hi everyone. I have always been fond of kids. My heart goes out for our kids. I hope I would be help in any way I can. I am always cherished my hair a lot and been precious part. I’m giving my precious thing will all my heart to yours so that kids be wonderful as always with heart. ❤️❤️❤️ With love, Monika Thapa Magar
  • Bailey, NSW
    I didn't want to see it fall on the barber shop floor when it could be used to make a wig for someone who needed it.
  • Kiana, NSW
    My mum had cancer and lost some of her hair. I thought it would be a lovely thing to do to help kids with cancer get new hair and make them feel good.
  • Jamii, QLD
    My hair has always been long, I have always wanted to donate it, watching my grandmother and a few other people in my life go through chemo. Donating mine was always something I wanted to do, a colleague of mine donated her hair to Hair with Heart and it just seemed like the best idea to me, not only donating my hair, but to a charity supporting kids!!
  • Ella, WA
    A lot of people comment in the colour of my hair. I thought it would make a good wig for people who have similar colouring to me.
  • Tia, SA
    I donated my hair 3 years ago and this is my second donation. I want to help kids going through a tough time feel better about themselves. I would like to encourage others to do the same.
  • Trish, NSW
    My friend and I talked about going bald years ago - just as a passing thought. However, she took it to heart and was internally agonising over whether to do it or not - and, shortly after, she did. Me, a chicken, did not. Therefore, 5 years later, I plucked up the courage and had wonderful friends neatly plait it and chop it off so I could donate it to Variety. (Turns out I have quite a nicely shaped head!) I wanted to donate my hair because: 1) I'm not using it anymore; 2) Hair is important and can impact how we feel about ourselves and the way others perceive us, so I hope my hair helps to make someone feel a bit better inside themselves. (Enjoy my Greek hair, it's thick as bro!)
  • James, NSW
    I loved my long hair, but knowing it could make a difference in the life of a kid who is unwell inspired me to donate it.
  • Amelia, VIC
    Amelia is all about wanting to help others and when I told her about this charity all she wanted to do was donate her hair to help kids!
  • Harper, NSW
    I wanted to give it to someone that didn’t have any hair. My name is Harper and I’m 7 nearly 8.
  • Ivy, NSW
    Ivy has never really cut her hair from birth and wanted to cut it for a great cause. Thank you for all your fabulous work. Merry Christmas
  • Jayda-may, NSW
    My name is jayda-may almond I am 7 years old and decided to cut and donate my hair so a little girl who is sick and has no hair can have my hair for Christmas. I have also raised $550 to go towards making wigs for more girls with no hair.
  • Hazel, VIC
    My friend at kinder donated her hair to Variety and I decided to grow mine and donate it too. It took me 2 years to grow it! Mum decided to chop hers too. I have red hair and I thought maybe there would not be enough red hair for children who need a wig. I hope my hair helps to make a wig for someone who needs it!