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…
‘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