I cut my hair for charity

June 28, 2008 Katja Presnal

Yes, I did it!

I got my hair chopped for a good cause and I will donate it so it can be made to a wig for someone who has lost her hair due cancer treatment.

I heard that there are hair salons around the country who will cut your hair for free when you donate it for a charity, but I wasn’t that lucky.

I was a bit nervous when I stepped into Blue Wave hair salon in downtown Durango, but was creeted with admiration of my mission, and I knew I was doing the right thing, and I was looking forward the haircut. The fashionable part of me was also very happy after reading all the latest hair fashion magazines and websites – the short hair is in, and I would be just joining into the crowds like Katie Holmes, Liv Tyler and many other celebrities and style icons, who have cut their hair short just recently.

I chose to send my locks to Beautiful Lenghts, they work together with American Cancer Society, who distributes the wigs made out of donated hair to women who have lost their hair due cancer treatments. There are several other charities to choose from if you are interested in donating your hair, but this was the best for me.

So… are you ready for pictures of my hair donating day and the end result…?


Little nervous, but ready to have the long hair cut off!


The hair must be on ponytail when making the cut – my hair was so thick it was divided into three.


So instead of one ponytail, I was actually able to donate three ponytails!


Yes, all that hair is gone in the back!


I had some shorter layers in the front, which actually became the longer front for my new hair do!

I feel so good I did it, and I don’t think I’ll regret it.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (26)

  1. s a n s k u :)

    Hei, naytatkin kivalta lyhyissa hiuksissa! Mulla on pakko olla pitkat hiukset kun mun hiukset on sellaiset puoli kiharat. Yritin lyhyempia jokin aika sitten ja grrh. Karseeta oli yrittaa style them jotenkin. Eiko olisikin kiva saada kuva sitten henkilosta joka saa hiuksesi… Hieno juttu. Mina tunnen yhden tyton taalla joka tekee tuota non stop. Kasvattaa, leikkaa, kasvattaa, leikkaa…

  2. Wendy

    Fantastic job with the hair donation…but beyond that…where the heck have I been? So glad that you’re coming to New York!!! Yay!

  3. jane - mom generations

    You are one amazing woman, you know that? And wow, do you make doing something for charity look chic! :-)

    The world needs more people like you, Katja.

    xo,
    Jane

  4. Anonymous

    Looks great!
    I admire you for doing that. I think that you look great with short hair, but again: you look great with any kind of hair!!!

    Anna

  5. princesstimetoy

    Congrats! Sorry I missed your unvieling, I was sick yesterday, but it was worth it, you’re darling! Thanks so much for your donation and letting me be a small part of it!

    Connie (aka Princess Time Toys)

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