Make The CUT

Your next trip to the hair­dresser could make a child very happy in­deed. Look’s Max­ine Eggenberger re­veals how cut­ting her hair short meant more to her than she ever thought pos­si­ble…

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‘Is your name Goldilocks?’ Ah, yes, the four words that sum up my child­hood. I have al­ways had long, blonde hair and, grow­ing up with it stretch­ing down past my waist, Goldilocks be­came a nick­name of sorts. One I de­tested. I was a com­plex child. How­ever, as I sat in ghd’s Dean Street stu­dio in Lon­don last week, I couldn’t help but think what it would have been like as a six year old not to have hair, and worse still, to be fight­ing a life-threat­en­ing disease in the process.

It’s in­com­pre­hen­si­ble but, the real­ity is, as we learn more about child­hood ill­ness, record amounts of chil­dren are sub­se­quently di­ag­nosed with tragic ail­ments, in­clud­ing can­cer. So when I heard that ghd had teamed up with my new favourite thing, the Lit­tle Princess Trust, some­thing inside me told me I had to get in­volved. The LPT is a char­ity with a sig­nif­i­cant goal: to make a child smile, to take their mind off the se­ri­ous­ness of what they’re go­ing through, by pro­vid­ing those who have lost their own hair with real hair wigs, com­pletely free. And that’s where ghd comes in. Up and down the coun­try, ghd is con­vinc­ing its loyal clien­tele to join its #chop­toy­ourchin cru­sade. Ba­si­cally, if you can lob seven inches or more off your ’do, your salon can send off the cut hair to

the Lit­tle Princess Trust to be made into a wig for a suf­fer­ing child. And that’s ex­actly what I did. Gone are my trade­mark long locks and, in­stead, I now have a hair­style I love – and my dis­carded hair will hope­fully bring joy to an­other.

Plus, with the help of Zoe Ir­win – ghd’s brand am­bas­sador who, try as I may, re­fuses to move in with me and do my hair daily – I’m here to show you just how ver­sa­tile a lob can be.

Be­cause, if this story (and these babin’ hair­styles) in­spires just one per­son to join the #chop­toy­ourchin army, it’s 100 per cent worth­while in my eyes. Do it, you def­i­nitely won’t re­gret it…

How To Style It...

the wavy chop

Be­fore: say­ing good­bye to my long hair

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