Hannah’s Hair(cut)

Junior Hannah Smith donates 14 inches to Wigs & Waves

Audrey Glander, Photographer

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Stylist Crystella Ashmore comes out junior Hannah Smith’s hair at the Wigs and Waves charity event on April 14. Smith had longer hair than almost anyone and looked forward to donating. “To think that my hair could help a kid with cancer makes me happy.” Smith said.

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Smith shows the stylist from the Mitsu Sato Hair Academy just how much she’s willing to donate. Although happy to help, Smith wanted to continue to have “long hair.” “Is it vain to say I like my hair?” Smith said. “I hope not, but I do want to donate.”

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The Sato School method for cutting long hair included placing a series of rubber bands on sections of hair at the exact same length and then cutting just below them. It took Ashmore almost 15 minutes to put all of the rubber bands in Smith’s hair. “It’s cool that they brought in real stylists.” Smith said.

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Ashmore started cutting Smith’s hair on the right and worked her way around. The Sato method gave onlookers and idea of just how much hair Smith was donating.

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Ashmore laughs as Smith describes how much weight she’s losing by cutting her hair. Smith wasn’t as amused. “She just kept cutting and cutting my hair,” Smith said. “I could feel it and was starting to get nervous.

Smith insisted that Ashmore hand her each section of hair so she could put it in the bag. Smith nearly filled it. “I really wanted to see how much it was,” Smith said. “Every time I put a hunk in I was so proud that I was helping someone.”

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Smith began to get emotional as Ashmore clipped away at the stragglers. Smith couldn’t control her facial expressions. “You just get emotional about your hair,” Smith said. “I just wanted to be done and see it for myself.”

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