A generous north-east girl has braved the big chop and donated more than 12 inches of her hair.
Holly Yule has raised more than £930 for The Little Princess Trust and given her long locks to the charity.
The trust makes real-hair wigs for kids who have lost their own hair through cancer treatments.
Mum Rosie Stewart, 34, said nine-year-old Holly came up with the idea after coming across a video online of a young girl battling cancer and being given a wig.
“My grandmother had breast cancer and Holly saw her lose her hair because of the chemotherapy. So she’s been familiar with what it’s like for people with cancer to lose their hair.
“One day we were on the computer and she came across a YouTube video of a girl being given a wig.
“She saw how happy it made the girl and some time just before Christmas she started talking a lot about cutting her hair and donating it,” she added.
The Mintlaw resident said she “put off” booking the hair appointment for as long as she could, in case Holly would change her mind.
“On the day, she got up in the morning really early and she was excited for it.
“We went into Serenity Hair and Beauty and met with her hairdresser, Iveta.
“I thought when she got in the chair she would be nervous and I was preparing myself for some tears.
“Maybe there might have been some last-minute wobbles – but no. She had the biggest smile on her face – I don’t think she had much of an idea of what to expect but she was laughing and chatting away.
“She took to it like a duck to water,” she added.
The hairdresser cut Holly’s hair to chin-length and the nine-year-old is excited about her new hairdo.
“Before she went to school on Monday she was a little bit nervous, maybe about what kids at school might think. But I told her, if she’s positive about her hair everyone else will be too.
“I told her, if anyone says anything about her hair, to tell them she really likes it and she’s done a really nice thing for a little girl out there who might not have any hair.
“I think it might have just been some nerves before school, but we’re all really proud of Holly.
“After the haircut, we took her to buy a straightener and some products to style it how she likes.
“Her grandparents drove up from Edinburgh for the day and went out to lunch with her to celebrate.”
The Pitfour Primary School pupil has also been fundraising for the charity leading up to the big chop – hoping to collect enough cash to cover the cost of making a wig.
Rosie said: “If a wig is made from hair donated, then this wig costs the charity less.
“The cost to the charity to purchase one wig is on average between £350 and £500, which is obviously quite a substantial amount.
“We’re looking at the potential of maybe having two wigs made, since we’ve raised enough money so far.
“We set ourselves a target of £100 and never expected to raise as much as we have.
“For a nine-year-old, Holly has raised a lot of money and we’re all incredibly proud of her.”
Those interested in donating to Holly’s cause can do so by visiting justgiving.com then typing in HollyNicoleYule