Hairdresser Anna Stettner cuts looks for Alopecia program


Anna Stettner before getting her hair cut. Picture: Will Russell d453282
Anna Stettner before getting her hair cut. Picture: Will Russell d453282

SHE is usually the one holding the scissors, but Friseur Hair Studio’s Anna Stettner was the one sitting in the salon chair recently as she lost her locks for a good cause.

Ms Stettner chopped off 40cm of her hair which she had been growing for the last two years, to donate to Variety’s Princess Charlotte Alopecia program where it can be turned into wigs for children living with the disease.

She said she took inspiration for the idea from a friend who did the same thing for cancer patients.

“I was nervous at the time of cutting but leading up to it I was definitely excited; afterwards I feel so happy with the results and that I get to donate this hair to make children happy,” she said.

“Personally, I find it more rewarding to donate something other than money and know that it’s 100 per cent being used for the cause.

“In my industry, I see day in and day out how attached (people) are to their hair and how hair can impact a person so much.

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to donate mine to help someone feel better about themself.”

Ms Stettner said she was happy to talk to anyone considering doing the same thing about the guidelines to donate.

More information on Variety’s Princess Charlotte Alopecia program.