TEENAGER CUTS OFF WAIST LENGTH HAIR TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY
SIXTEEN year old Chantelle Day from Old Swan in Liverpool has had her 20 inch hair cut off at Voodouâ€™s city centre salon today to help those suffering with cancer. The student, who went to the salon on Bold Street on the morning of her last day at school, won a free cut and finish through Juice FM and decided to put the prize to good use.
Chantelle’s hair measured just over 20 inches and was transformed by Voodou’s Senior Stylist Jamie Stafford into a short bob with a sweeping fringe. Chantelle’s old hair will be kept and donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust who will use it to make wigs. As well as that she has been raising sponsorships from family and friends and sending all of the money to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Chantelle who is also a black belt in Ju Jitsu, dedicated her brave decision to her class mate Abbie Booth who is in remission from Leukaemia. Both girls go to Holly Lodge Girls’ College in West Derby and have been fully supported by all of their teachers and class mates.
“It’s only hair” – Chantelle Day
When asked why she had decided to go in for the chop Chantelle said she wanted people to gain from what she was doing, “It’s only hair and I can always grow more”.
Chantelle’s mum, dad and younger sister were all there to support her as she sat nervously in the salon chair, “We are all so proud of her” said Pam Day “both me and her dad couldn’t believe she’d do it because she’s always had long hair. She loves entering competitions and when she won the free haircut from Voodou she decided to cut it all off for charity. We are so proud and she looks amazing”.
Voodou were thrilled that Chantelle loved her new look and MD Rob Webb added ÂŁ100 to her sponsorship on behalf of the company. “It’s such an amazing cause we were all happy to help. Jamie’s done an amazing job and she looks great!” Chantelle was overjoyed with her new look and thanked everyone at Voodou for their help, “Thank you so much! I love it, it looks amazing”.
If you would like to add to Chantelle’s donations please contact Emma at Voodou who will pass on your details [email protected]