Alicia van der Schyff before the shave at Warwick State High School's Shave For A Cure.
Alicia van der Schyff before the shave at Warwick State High School's Shave For A Cure. Jonno Colfs

WATCH: Warwick High students lose it all for a cure

A GROUP of Warwick State High School students put their hair and their bravery to the test yesterday for Shave For A Cure.

Two girls, three boys and one teacher took to the stage in the school's great hall to go under the clippers in a life-changing experience.

 

Year 12 student Alicia van der Schyff said losing all her hair was a big step.

"I'm a little scared," she said.

"But I decided to do this because I can.

"I've never done anything like this before, but I've always wanted to because I've always had long hair."

Year 9 student Tarni Fox also made the leap losing her long locks in the process.

Hairdressers Renae O'Dea and Kimberley Dyball from Hair Together and True Beauty took her long ponytail off, which she immediately placed in a lock-seal bag for safe-keeping.

"I'm donating the hair to the Leukaemia Foundation," she said.

"The hair is used to make wigs for children with leukaemia.

"It's something my mum does every few years as well, and it's a really great cause."

Tarni had a refreshing outlook on her shave for a cure.

"It's just hair," she said.

"It will grow back, people suffering from cancer and leukaemia don't have it this easy at all.

"I'll probably be a bit emotional when I see myself in the mirror though."

Between them the students raised over $1000 for charity and won some mighty applause from their fellow students who flocked into the school hall to watch the hairdressers go to work.



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