North-east hairdresser and family brave the shave to raise cash for charity

Lynne Thompson-Howell gets her hair shaved

A North-east hairdresser proved she could live life on a razor’s edge to raise funds for a cancer charity.

Lynne Thompson-Howell – who owns Yarmain & Co on Bridge Street, Banchory – decided to “brave the shave” alongside her father and mother, Ian and Margaret McIntosh.

The group has raised more than £1,500, which will be handed over to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Surrounded by friends and family, the three went under the razor last Saturday, with the women receiving a number two crop and Mr McIntosh received a zero all over and a hot towel shave.

Mrs Thompson-Howell said: “Originally we thought raising about £150 would be good but everyone has been so generous, I can’t believe how much we have raised. I’m absolutely delighted.

“Every year we do something for charity, I decided I would do brave the shave this year because my uncle has been diagnosed with cancer.

“Everybody’s been so supportive and keep telling us we suit it short.”