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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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melissa on

Wow! Very handsome

Jacqueline on

I’ve always preferred short hair on men as opposed to long…I think it looks great! And the fact that he had it cut for such an awesome cause makes it even better. :-)

dancer92136 on

He looks amazing with this length hair. He should keep it. And he is obviously a great guy.

trannychasinmason on

he does know locks of love mostly donates fi independent wig makers and not cancer patients, right?

julie on

Awww-looks great and great cause.

Sun on

Wow.. He look like an adult now. At least his hair will grow again.

Jen on

Finally. He looked like a woman. Glad a child will benefit from this.

Doubt it on

You cut out this part Kim but thanks for posting that. Like I said above, it needs to be 10 inches.
“10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.”

Kerricatt on

Shaun looks fantastic now!! Way to go!

Didiwags on

No grow it back!!!

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