KARA ESCOTT-LJUNGH shows off her new short hairstyle and ponytail she’s donating to Beautiful Lengths

KARA ESCOTT-LJUNGH shows off her new short hairstyle and ponytail she’s donating to Beautiful Lengths

Young woman goes to ‘beautiful lengths’ for others

Hair that was cut off goes to help make wigs for women with cancer.

A LOCAL woman decided to donate her newly shorn locks to a group that makes free wigs for women with cancer.

Kara Escott-Ljungh wanted to get a haircut after “saving up” for a couple of years and thought donating it would be a great idea.

“I like to donate my time and help out and hair grows back anyway so why not chop it off and give it to something good?” she said.

She had about nine or 10 inches cut off – eight is required to donate – and said afterward it felt good to have it off now that her hair was so much lighter.

Her ponytail of cut hair is going to Beautiful Lengths, put on by Pantene and the Canadian Cancer Society.

For Beautiful Lengths to use a person’s hair for a wig, it must be a minimum of eight inches, have no dyes, bleaches of chemicals in it and no more than five per cent grey hair.