Hairdressing student Lauren Flowers during her charity haircut. Picture: Tony Jones.

A hairdressing student swapped her scissors for the hairdresser’s chair when she had her locks cut for charity. 

Lauren Flowers, a student at the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn, braved the chop to help youngsters suffering from hair loss.

The 18-year-old’s hair has been donated to the Little Princess Trust charity to be made into real wigs.

Miss Flowers, of Walpole St Peter,  said: “I decided to have my long hair cut off for the Little Princess Trust because I wanted to donate my hair to a princess.

“My new hairstyle does feel odd and will take some getting used to, but I like it.”

Miss Flowers has so far raised more than £250 for the charity.

Fellow college students have  also got involved, raising a further £80 through bake sales, a non-school uniform day and a raffle.

“I want to say thank-you to everyone who has supported me with donations.

“The JustGiving page will stay open online, so please donate if you can,” she said.

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