Hair we go, it's worth $2500



A YEAR-long vow to not shave or get a haircut finally ended for Rockhampton father Mick Hagen at the weekend.

"Now I feel great physically and mentally,'' he said.

The usually clean-shaven man had been growing his hair and beard for the past 12 months as a way to raise funds and say thank you to all the people who helped his wife Gaylene beat cancer.

"I wanted to find a way to somehow repay the great care given to Gaylene,'' he said.

Mr Hagan had his locks cut off at Mark Wests Hair Studio on Saturday.

He raised about $2500 with the support of local businesses and sponsors, which will be donated to the Queensland Cancer Fund.

"As an added bonus she (Gaylene) says I'm much nicer to kiss now,'' Mr Hagen said.

Mr Hagen said a few people would be in for a surprise when they saw his new look.



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