Images: Lucy Gow (supplied)
The only thing we love more than a major haircut is a major haircut that’s done for a good cause.
The Glow reader Lucy Gow has been growing her hair long since her teen years. Recently she decided it was time to try a new style – and make a difference to people’s lives at the same time.
“As corny as it sounds, lately I’ve really started to understand the joy and healing powers in giving so I wanted to do something worthwhile with my hair,” Lucy says. The first worthwhile thing was donating her 12-inch ponytail to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program – which uses hair donations to create wigs for women fighting cancer.
"It hit me one day - I have been told what gorgeous hair I have for as long as I can remember, so I identify with my hair, I am my hair," Lucy explains.
"If I lost it due to cancer treatment or some other illness, that would be as hard for me to deal with as dealing with the actual illness itself. While I am lucky to have strong, thick and healthy hair, which quickly grows back, I realised I am a perfect candidate to donate my hair to someone who perhaps isn't feeling so good about themselves, and would benefit from being told what lovely hair they have... even if it is a wig."
On top of that, Lucy also turned her haircut into a fundraising effort, raising over $1500 for Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. "My goal was $1000 so I am thrilled with the final amount," she says. Nice one, Lucy.
Read on to find out how Lucy decided on her gorgeous shorter style.
Q&A with Lucy
What do you do with your days?
"I work as an Executive Assistant at a travel insurance company during the day and I try to get to the gym most nights if I have no other plans. I have a small biscuit business which often keeps me busy on weekends!"