WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The folks from Awaken:Aveda Salon and Spa were busy cutting off hair Monday at Northside High School, but don't worry parents--it was all for a good cause.
"It was a combination of students, teachers, foreign exchange students, people from the community and some friends and family members of faculty and staff," says Katherine Branch, who organized the 2nd annual event and is also an English teacher at Northside.
Twenty people donated their hair Monday. It's all part of a campaign by Pantene called "Beautiful Lengths" that takes donated hair and turns it into free, real-hair wigs for female cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
"I think it's very cool that we're giving something that will grow back later," says Andrea Sosa, a foreign exchange student from Mexico. "You can help somebody else who's going through a really rough time feel better with themselves. It's really, really nice."
It was Tina Rodriguez's fifth time donating her hair, but it was the first time for her daughter, Olivia.
"She (Olivia) donated 12 inches," says Rodriguez. "I was a little nervous, but she did it. I'm very proud of her."
It was also the first time for a group of foreign exchange students. They tell 41NBC cutting off all their hair really didn't bother them much.
"I don't even really need to do anything," says Tiffany Chan from Japan. "I just cut my hair and I can help people."
"It's really cool to help somebody," says San Kang from South Korea. "They'll be really happy, and it makes me happy, too."
For more information on Pantene's "Beautiful Lengths" program, click here.