IT was a case of hair today gone tomorrow for kind Emma Croft who lost her locks for a good cause.
Emma, 34, said goodbye to her long ponytails which will go to make wigs for child cancer patients who have lost their hair.
The teaching assistant was encouraged to lose her locks after watching a daytime TV show.
It is also a cause close to her heart, said the teaching assistant.
Emma explained: “I saw an episode of This Morning and there was a little girl on who had her hair cut for The Little Princess Trust and it inspired me to do the same.
“Also a friend of mine had breast cancer last year and she lost her hair so it is definitely a good charity.”
Emma, a mum of three, who works at Golden Flatts Primary School, in Hartlepool, had not had her locks cut for more than two years.
Her hair had grown to just over a foot long before Emma visited Spy Monkey in York Road for the big cut.
Emma, of Seaton Carew said afterwards: “It was a bit of a shock at first but everybody seems to like it.
“I’m really pleased I did it.”
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to boys and girls all over the UK who have lost their hair through cancer treatment.