Losing her locks for a good cause

Rebel Hair Salon High Street Old Town'Raising money for charity'PA1110-24'Jessica Saltmer jelly in wellies, Luke Shields(head pdyed Pink), Mel Halstead (head shave)
Rebel Hair Salon High Street Old Town'Raising money for charity'PA1110-24'Jessica Saltmer jelly in wellies, Luke Shields(head pdyed Pink), Mel Halstead (head shave)

IT’S a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for a Bridlington woman who shaved her head for charity.

Mel Halstead, 22, had her head shaved at Rebel Hair Salon, on High Street in Old Town to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Brake Road Safety.

She was joined by friends Jessica Saltmer, 16, an apprentice at the salon who worked all day wearing wellies filled with jelly.

Luke Shields, 27, also took part in the fundraising when he had his hair dyed pink.

Mel, who has slowly started getting used to her cropped do, said: “We just wanted to do something a bit different to raise money, and it looks like we’ll have over £600 when everything is collected in, which will be split between the three charities.

“It’s a bit difficult to get used to having short hair, but people have said that it doesn’t look too bad.

“It’s all about raising money at the end of the day, so I’m not all that worried about it.”

The fundraisers were joined by friends and family at the salon.