I would like to start by thanking everyone for their overwhelming support and encouragement! Last week I posted a couple of comments on Facebook to see if anyone has donated to Locks of Love before, and I had a huge response from so many people who have donated their hair in the past. Everyone had wonderful things to say about the experience and the cause, so I took a risk, and chopped off at least 13 inches of hair and donated it to Locks of Love. As I have previously mentioned, I am a sentimental person. The night before the big haircut, I asked Brandon to take some photos of my long hair for posterity. I may have to commission him as my second shooter in the future, because he did an exceptional job with the composition and focus of the photography. Great job and thank you, Brandon.
Although I was nervous before the haircut, I thought of the cause, and I thought of everyone who had given me encouragement on Facebook. I even posted that I was for sure doing it, so I couldn't wimp out. :) Overall, it was a very meaningful experience, and I am so happy that I decided to do this.
If you are considering donating your hair to this wonderful charity, I would highly encourage it! If you donate your hair to Locks of Love, I will give you two complimentary mini portrait sessions: one with long hair and one with short hair.
A lot of people requested to see before and after photos... so enjoy!
The donation needs to be at least 10" long before it's braided. My ponytail was 13" long before it was braided.
AFTER... and I love it!