The "before" shot. This represents 18 months of growing!
Allison's Mom and Dad - we look like a weird side-show act!
This is our hippie photo :) Gerald lost that pony tail today too!
On the wall of the salon...
The last moments of long hair! Deciding how much we can actually donate.
To prepare for the donation, the hair has to be clean, dry, product-free, and divided into ponytails. The hair will be cut just above the elastics.
Donations need to be a minimum of 8 inches long. After measuring, we decided to donate 10 inches.
The cut is done! Two 10-inch ponytails!
Showing the ponytails to Mom and Dad. We had a great discussion comparing hair donations to surrogacy, organ donation, and blood donors.
Allison has a neck again!
Tidying up the ends...
The final cut! So short, and just in time for summer.
The ponytails are secured with elastics, placed in a plastic bag, and are ready for shipping.
How many people do you think mailed their hair today? The ponytails are packed, stamped, and ready to go! Next step, they'll be made into a wig, and given to a deserving cancer patient.