Nine-year-old Hayden Brown could not be happier with his new hairdo especially as his luscious locks will now be made into a wig for someone who no longer has hair.
The Byford Primary School student had been growing his hair for more than one year and frequently attended school with the popular man bun hairstyle.
His mother Kerry Brown said they had been trying to get him to the hairdressers for a cut for quite some time, as it was getting difficult to manage.
It wasn’t until they suggested his hair could be donated to not-for-profit organisation Sustainable Salons before Hayden changed his mind and enthusiastically opted for the scissors and clippers.
Mrs Brown said her son has a very big heart.
“When he found out he could donate his hair to make a wig for people with cancer
he was very interested and wanted to know more and once it was explained to him he was completely sold on the idea,” she said.
“I think that knowing he was doing something good for someone out there really helped him to make the decision to have it cut short.”
Hayden now proudly shows off his short hairdo at school and is pleased with himself.
Mrs Brown said he was even contemplating growing it out again to donate for a second time.
“We feel so proud of Hayden,” she said.
“We know that it was a hard decision from him to actually agree to get a trim and then to change his mind and decide to cut all of his hair off for this reason I think it really shows his caring nature.”
Sustainable Salons has collected more than 43,000 ponytails since the program launched in 2015.