CURLY-haired Somerville resident Emily Cullen has always been complimented on her luscious, strawberry-gold locks. But the peninsula shearer didn’t bat an eye when deciding to cut a good portion of it off to help people who have lost their hair to cancer.
After hatching the plan to sell her hair to a wig-making company, Emily put the call out on social media to see if anyone wanted to join her, and before she knew it old school friend Natalie Trotter answered the call.
It had been a decade since the former Frankston High School chums had last met, but the common cause and their spirit of generosity brought them together on a mission to make someone else’s life better.
Cullen says both women have been deeply affected by a loved one suffering from cancer and wanted to make a meaningful sacrifice.
Cullen said she researched wig-making charities and decided to raise money through the children’s charity Variety Hair for Heart, because the wigs are hand-made and such high quality that children can swim and sleep with the wigs still on.
Friday night at the Somerville Hotel drew a fun-loving crowd that cheered the girls on as they sat down for the chop.
To donate go to hairwithheart.variety.org.au/donate-directly