Category Archives: Kindest Cuts

Kailani Goes to Great Lengths to Show She Cares

Eight year old Kailani loved her long, brown hair. She always smiled when people complimented her and called her Rapunzel or Pocahontas. However, when a 15-year old leukemia survivor spoke at her church, Kailani was brought to tears when she saw a video showing how the young girl had lost her hair due to chemotherapy treatment. It was then that Kailani realized that she could use her hair to do something really great.

Kailani’s mother told her about Pantene Beautiful Lengths and how it was program that provided real-hair wigs to people undergoing cancer treatment. Kailani immediately knew that this was the program for her. At first, her parents were sad to see their little girl cut off her long, beautiful hair – but they soon realized that their daughter was doing something wonderful for people who are quite sick.

Kailani’s mother took her to their local salon to donate 12-inches of  hair. But when Kailani got to the salon she decided she wanted to give more! Kailani thought that perhaps Pantene Beautiful Lengths could make two wigs with her hair. In the end, Kailani donated 17 inches of her gorgeous hair.

Thank you for your beautiful story and incredible donation, Kailani!

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Can’t wait to hear from you!

~Clare, The Pantene Team


The First Cut is the Sweetest

Since Pantene began its Beautiful Lengths program back in July 2006, the campaign has collected over 262,828 ponytails. The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head, and one 8 inch haircut can really make a difference.

Little Anna Rose Ferrara, from White Plains, NY, made the kindest cut of all at the Eclipse Salon in Scarsdale, NY and chose to donate her beautiful brunette ponytail to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Her smile is sweeter than ever!

Thank you for your support Anna Rose!!

I’ve Got Gray Hair, Why Can’t I Donate?

We have recieved several posts from those with gray hair asking why we don’t accept gray hair donations.  Believe us, if we could use them, we would take them! Gray hair, as well as some chemically-treated or permanently-colored hair, does not absorb dye at the same rate as other types of hair. It is much harder to color and, once colored, fades more quickly. So when it takes about 6 ponytails to create one wig, we can’t have parts of the wig fade.  Also, gray hair tends to be brittle and cannot withstand the rigorous wig-making process. 

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Where Can You Donate Your Hair?

You can have your hair cut for Pantene Beautiful Lengths at any salon or even at home! Simply follow the directions listed on the campaign’s web site   

We have been receiving many questions as to where donors can go to get their hair cut for free or at a discounted price if they are donating their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  We know of a couple of places, but if you know of a salon that offers discounted services, please respond to this entry and let others know!



Mark Garrison Salon

Manhattan, NY


Creative Shears Salon

Frenchtown, NJ


Cincinnati Rollergirls Pantene Cutting Event

Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Click here to see more wonderful photos of Cincinnati Rollergirls Silent Lambs Challenge Bout Cutting Event – July 17th 2008.

photos by: Jason Bechtel

Iowa Cutting Event!

On August 12, the public is invited to join Genesis Health System employees in donating their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of the Genesis Cancer Care Institute at Genesis Medical Center, West Central Park, Davenport, Iowa.

Stylists from the Regis Hair Salon will be available to cut the donated hair.  Every person who donates will receive a “Great Savings” card from Regis.  People who donate can then follow up with discounted appointments the same day to have their hair styled or colored.

To set up an appointment to donate your hair, call (563) 421-9272.

Franklin Lakes School District Makes the Cut!


On May 21, 2008 more than 60 students within New Jersey’s Franklin Lakes School District donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  These generous donations were certainly not gone unrecognized as NBC’s the Today show stopped by to capture the cuts live!


Thank you for your truly exceptional donations Franklin Lakes!