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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Ponytail CHOPPED! Donate your hair to Locks of Love

By Andrea Claire · May 4, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Brave Ashley came to see me yesterday for a haircut. She was open to change. I had suggested a collarbone length, choppy, razor-ed, fun cut! But then a brainstorm happened! How about sending a ponytail to Locks of Love, an organization who takes hair for children in need of wigs?

"Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.

Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need."

I know I called her 'Brave Ashley' but she didn't need any convincing; when you are doing a good thing for others it's easy to follow through.

Reading through the criteria from Locks of Love I am corrected by one thing I tell everyone. I had said 'hair needs to be 100% virgin hair, meaning untouched by any chemical process.'

Correction: Your hair can have some chemical processes. Read to know  more tips via Locks of Love on how to donate your hair.

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Secure the hair at the base and tie the ends. Chop! A minimum length of 10 inches is needed.

*See previous before and afters that I have done on TV here.

**I am trying to gently PUSH for a makeover show in Singapore. Come on production companies! I have ideas, experience and scissors! ;)

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