East Victoria Park: hair today, gone tomorrow for a good cause


Willow Warren will cut off her braids. Picture: Jon Hewson
Willow Warren will cut off her braids. Picture: Jon Hewson

WILLOW Warren is no stranger to people staring or even touching her hair but most of it will soon be gone for a good cause.

The East Victoria Park resident is losing her stunning braids to raise money for Breast Cancer Research Centre WA at Identified Hair in Kensington tomorrow.

“I’ve had the braids for three months, I’ve always had different styles but when I was in Venice I saw a beautiful woman with braids,” she said.

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“When I came back to Perth, I knew that’s how I wanted my hair, that woman was my muse.

“It’s been really interesting having the braids, I wished I had blogged about it because I’ve had people up to me to talk about it and people think it’s okay to even hold it.

“I’ve been at coffee shops and they serve me before other people, which I find very weird.”

Ms Warren said she decided to hold the fundraiser after two friends and two work colleagues were diagnosed with cancer recently.

“I got in touch with the centre and the (chief executive) thought it was a great idea,” she said.

“I’ve had an amazing response from my own personal networks and I’d like to open it up anyone else who would like to donate.”

Ms Warren said she was looking forward to losing the braids, even though it had been a big part of her life.

“It’s going to be quite a transition, the braids affect how you sleep and how you shower,” she said.

To donate to the cause, visit https://chuffed.org/project/goldielocks-gone.