Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 1130 - Beautiful Lengths

It's time to donate your pony tail. 

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You will recall I wrote about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths initiative back here where you get the opportunity to donate your pony tail to help create real hair wigs for women with cancer.  It is the first program of its kind to inspire women to grow, cut and donate their hair so that cancer patients can feel beautiful and empowered again. Next week marks the launch of the inaugural Beautiful Lengths National Donate Your Hair Week in Australia.

Beautiful Lengths is kicking off the week with a hair donation event at Martin Place in Sydney CBD with Pantene ambassadors leading hairstylist, Barney Martin, and beauty expert, Zoe Foster.
The first 100 women to donate their ponytails will receive a free haircut from Barney Martin and his team of top hairstylists. A gift bag full of products will be presented to every woman who donates their ponytail as well. 

Barney’s fellow Pantene ambassador, beauty expert, Zoe Foster, will be on hand to offer advice to the women donating their hair on styles and treatments. A gift bag packed full of haircare products will be presented to every woman who makes the kindest cut and pledges her ponytail, and all donors will be in with a chance to meet Beautiful Lengths ambassador, Naomi Watts, when she arrives in Sydney on 15th November.

Naomi Watts, Barney Martin, Zoe Forster - Beautiful Lengths
In order to participate, hair donors must be able to travel to Martin Place for 8am on 12th November and have at least 20cm of hair to donate. To take part, please visit and complete the registration form.

Hair must also be less than 5% grey, and free from chemical treatments, hair extensions and permanent dye. A detailed list of donation requirements can be found at

If you can't get to Martin Place but would still like to be part of this event, that's OK too! I have my gorgeous niece Jessica keen to donate 20cm of her pony tail for the cause, right here in the ACT.  All you've got to do is find yourself a salon willing to participate and you're in! OR you can even just cut off your pony tail and send it in.  It's all very easy ... and so very very VERY worthwhile.

Watch this space .... rest assured I'll be doing more coverage of this fantastic Australian event.  


  1. I think I'm out due to lengh (lack of) and greys :( but I might ask a hairdresser re the greys - maybe (hopefully) it just seems like there are more than's to being dysmorphic.

  2. It's such a great idea! No fair dyes might be a tough one for alot of people though. Like me... eeek.

    How beautiful of your niece!

    (FYBF neighbour)

  3. Aww what a beautiful cause! Hope there will be a fabulous response that day :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  4. It's such a lovely cause, and I really wish I'd done something like this when I had really long hair that was undyed. The dye is growing out now, so maybe I'll be able to participate next year, or the one after :)

  5. A fried of mine just cut her bum length hair to her shoulders, and I asked if she donated it. She said she didn't think of it! It's a pity the hair dresser didn't suggest it. :(

  6. This is such a cool idea. The first I heard of it was on Wednesday on My Little Drummer Boys and I have forwarded the info to my sis so she can donate her hair when she cuts it off after her wedding in December. If hair was long enough I would definitely do it!

  7. What a shame I didn't know about this earlier. I cut my super long hair off a couple of months ago purely because I was sick of it. If I had have known it could go to a great cause, I would have waited. Oh well, better start growing it for next year.

  8. It is great this initiative seems to be really taking off, hopefully more hairdressers will become aware of it and inform their clients of the options.
    x Sannah

  9. It's a fantastic thing for someone to do, I wish I had the length to even consider it.

  10. Sorry, mine's all dyed! But great cause though..

  11. Fantastic cause - will definitely keep in mind if I ever cut length enough to make a pony tail. Did go short and it really didn't suit...maybe i'll grow it very long in an effort to cut for the cause!

  12. My hair is just growing out from a pixie cut, but I have a friend who has long-ish hair, and is planning to grow it longer to cut for this! It's a good cause :)

  13. I love this idea and when I'm done with my long-ish hair I'd be happy to give to the cause.

  14. My daughter has been wanting her hair cut off, i will look in to this. Thanks for sharing.


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