A HAIRDRESSER has raised hundreds of pounds by shaving her entire head for charity.

Rachael Craig from Catrine donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust while raising money for Ayrshire Hospice.

As a trainee hairdresser she knew how important hair is to a lot of people, and so decided to ditch her shiny locks so someone less fortunate could enjoy them instead.

But she insists it wasn’t ‘brave’ of her but instead of just ‘a nice thing thing to do for others’. And it’s not the first time the generous student donated her hair, when she was 11 she cut off 12 inches in memory of her gran who died of cancer.

She said: “The first time I didn’t completely shave it but this time I thought why not just go the whole way. I do hairdressing at college so everyone was surprised and told me I was brave for doing it, I don’t see it that way though.

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“As a trainee hairdresser I really appreciate hair, so I knew someone else in a different position would appreciate it even more. That’s really why I did it. It was really nerve racking at first but I’m glad I did it.

“I wasn’t bothered about how it might look since I knew it was for a good cause.

"I just thought it’s something I’ve never done before so why not. I was only 11 the first time I donated my hair so I thought if I could do it then and it didn’t bother me, then I could take it further..

“When I was younger it was joked about in the family but they were shocked when I actually did it. I’m really glad I shaved my head. It was good for a lot of people and I actually really like my short hair now.

“I don’t miss it I know it will grow back and I wouldn’t be surprised if I donated it again, although next time I might not shave the entire lot off.”

Ayrshire Hospice said:”Big thanks to Rachel Craig from Catr ine who raised the fantastic amount of £619.29.

All in memory of her gran Gibson and papa Craig.”