A Newstead Christian School student has taken the leap and shaved her head for charity.
Charlotte Smith, a grade eight student, shaved her head on Monday morning during assembly – with her sister, a trainee hair dresser, wielding the shears.
She will donate her hair to Variety Children’s Charity to make a wig for a child going through illnesses such as cancer.
"There are lot of young girls out there who struggle with insecurity about themselves,” Charlotte said.
“I thought it would be so much harder for young girls having to lose their hair with chemo so I just thought I could help out in a way because it doesn’t bother me not having hair.”
Charlotte raised about $300 for Variety, alongside the donation of her hair.
“My initial goal was $150 all up, but the school has doubled that which I’m really happy about,” she said.
And getting used to life without hair?
“It’s different – the wind catches you a lot easier,” Charlotte said.