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Shaun White Lops Off His Long Locks for Charity

12/19/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Shaun White Haircut

From the wrong side of the law to the right side of his heart.

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White chopped off his famed long locks on Tuesday, donating several inches of his red hair to Locks of Love and documenting the process on camera.

“I’ve been thinking about this one for a while,” he says nervously in the video below. “But it’s for a good cause so I want to do it. Somebody needs it more than I do.”

After one last headbang, White, who jokes he’s “panicking” throughout the clip, lets his barber cut off his whole ponytail, then goes even shorter for the first time “in forever,” he shares.

After the shock wears off, though, White seems to be happy with his new ‘do. “I like it, it looks good,” he says. We’ll be interested to see if the star keeps his short hair — or grows it back out for the 2014 Olympics. Tell us: Do you prefer White with short or long hair? 

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Peque on

He looks much better.

Jenny! on

Good for him thats awesome and so thoughtful. He’s a really kind guy.

Rain on

I had a friend who grew his hair out just to donate it. I think this is such a nice idea.

kris on

looks better. finally did something that’s mature. maybe now he’ll grow up and stop being a …..

Linda on

I love it! He looks SO MUCH more handsome now! Keep it short Shaun!

Samantha on

He looks so good!! Should have done it a while ago!

meme on

its not even enough for locks of love it has to be a full 10 inches

anyonebutbrady on

There’s always one negative person that thinks they know it all…it doesn’t have to be 10 inches anymore, I recently made a donation that ended up being 16 inches, & they split it into two donations, one of the standard 10 & one of 6…I got thank you cards from both little girls that got wigs from my donations…

anyonebutbrady on

Not to mention the fact that he has curly hair & once they wash and straighten it, it very well could be 10 inches…

Doubt it on

The hair needs to be 10 inches long to donate and it looks like that isn’t even close.

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