Hear Ye Hair Ye! We❜re Taking The Chop For Charity!

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Here at ellaslist we're always looking for bold and meaningful ways to give back to the community and we think this is a cut above the rest.

Sam from ellaslist (AKA Boldy-Locks) has set the challenge to chop off her hair to be made into a custom wig for a person who has lost their hair due to a long-term medical condition such as alopecia, cancer or other rarer conditions too.

To do this we have partnered with Variety – the Children’s Charity, who believe all kids deserve a fair go. They support kids who are sick, disadvantaged and have special needs to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

This is why it's a perfect fit for ellaslist, we are a bunch of everyday mums who simply want the best for our kids. 


(Long) Lock Stock And Barrel

Sam has epic hair. She is the Rapunzel of Bondi and will be chopping off 50cms of her luscious locks to be made into a custom wig for someone who has lost their hair. She'll be fundraising for the chop, and all the money she raises will be supporting Variety’s grants and programs, to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or living with special needs.

"I feel great knowing that by chopping my hair, I’ll be helping to change lots of lives," says Sam. "So why don’t you join me, and sign up to take the chop and fundraise for Variety Hair with Heart this November!"

Meet Our Hair To The Throne

My name's Sam and I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I grew up in the Sutherland Shire, and now live in Sydney's Inner West with my husband and two kids. My son is 5 years old and full of energy. My daughter is one and half years old and full of sass! 

A few years ago I heard you could donate your hair for kids who had lost theirs due to illness. It sparked my curiosity to find out more and I stumbled across a video of a little girl with Alopecia unboxing a wig that had been gifted to her. To say she was overjoyed is an understatement. The transformation she expressed as soon as she put that wig on was overwhelming, and having just had my first child, I was (an emotional mess!) overcome by how something so simple for many could make such a positive difference to someone else in need. 

I now have two kids and all I hope is that they feel a sense of belonging and joy as they grow up. And if by simply cutting my hair I could help someone else's child feel like this... how amazing is that! 

Sam's Hair Goals

Her goal is to raise $10,000 for Variety Hair With Heart. 

We are reaching out to our amazing network of mums, dads, grandparents and families to ask them for their support this November and donate towards this wonderful cause. 

Alopecia Areata Awareness Week

Alopecia Areata Awareness Week held from the 9th to 17th of November 2019. This annual event is a great time to spread the word about this condition which is so often misunderstood. This is when our Sam will be making the chop, but there are many other ways you can get involved without actually cutting your hair off. 

What Is Alopecia Areata? Did you know it's the most common automimmune disease? The body’s immune system mistakes hair follicles as foreign and attacks them which causes the hairs to fall out. It affects people of all ages including young children and currently there is no cure. 

Hair Now, Gone Tomorrow!

3 years to grow - 3 mins to chop! 

On Sunday Sam took the chop for charity live on national TV. Take a look at Sam's transformation on the Today Show....

After the cut Sam admitted that she was feeling "very lightheaded". 

Can we please have a round of applause for Sam!?