ZOE Murphy reckons her new look is “cool”.
Zoe, 10, got the look after donating about 30 centimetres of her long hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which uses the hair to create free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.
Zoe, of Grassmere, said she decided to donate her long tresses because it was a simple way to help women with cancer.
She went for the chop after reading about the beautiful lengths program and hopes her gesture will inspire others to do likewise.
Zoe had long hair for many years and now has the shortest locks among her friends, but she believes the sacrifice is worthwhile.
The loss of 30cm of hair is a compromise on her earlier wish to shave her head to help people with cancer.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths was launched in Australia and New Zealand last year and aims to collect 10,000 ponytails to be made into wigs.
So far, about 5000 ponytails have been collected, some of them at collection parties, and hundreds of wigs distributed.