Salon worker’s charity haircut has fundraising nailed

Mai Hoang Nixon during Macmillian's Brave the Shave fundraising event.
Mai Hoang Nixon during Macmillian's Brave the Shave fundraising event.
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A Wearside woman has lost her long dark locks for charity.

Nail technician, Mai Hoang Nixon, decided to have her 20in-long hair shaved off for charity.

Mai HOang Nixon had her hair shaved off to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Care.

Mai HOang Nixon had her hair shaved off to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Care.

Mai, who works from the Toni and Guy salon in Sunderland, said she took part in Macmillan’s Brave the Shave event because it is for such a worthy cause.

The 44-year-old said for many years she has supported cancer charities and this was just something extra she wanted to do.

She said: “I was watching the news and there was a child on who was battling cancer and that was so upsetting, it made me want to do this.”

Mai, who lives in Ashbrooke, said she had been growing her hair for many years and friends and customers were shocked when they heard of her plan to have it shaved off.

Mai after she had her 20in locks chopped to raise money for charity.

Mai after she had her 20in locks chopped to raise money for charity.

The beautician, who is mum to nine-year-old daughter, Rily, said: “Everyone loved my hair and some were saying they would donate if I didn’t do it, but it is for such a good cause.

“My little girl has been very supportive of me and gave me the go-ahead to do it.”

Mai is hoping to raise at least £500 for the charity.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can visit bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/mai-nixon/.

By braving the shave and raising money people like Mai are making sure that Macmillan Cancer Support can be there for people with cancer and their families.

From help with money worries and advice about work, to listening when people want to talk.

So far, 20,393 people have taken part in Brave the Shave and raised more than £1,849,000.