Hairdresser Emma to lose her locks

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Emma Pullen’s hair has always been her crowning glory.

The 21-year-old has had it every shade and style imaginable since becoming ahairdresser four years ago.

But next month Emma is following the lead of her idol, Jessie J and havingher head shaved for The Fire Fighters charity.

Emma, who lives in Ovenden, Halifax, is having it all off at The Ministry ofHair and Beauty, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge on Sunday, September 15.

It’s in memory of David Nicholson who died in a Halifax car accident aged19, three-and-a-half years ago.

His mum, Debbie Nicholson of Elland and his sister, Tanya Nicholson of Greetland, have raised thousands of pounds for The Fire Fighters charity since his death.

They have organised charity days, ladies nights, a fancy dress pub crawl, a sponsored bike ride and done a skydive as a thank you to the firemen who tried to save David’s life.

Tanya, who is manager of The Ministry, where Emma works, is shaving Emma’shead in front of friends and customers and says her friend is courageous but has a beautiful face and can carry off the look.

“I change my hairstyle all the time and have shaved the sides and the back before but I’ve never had a full head shave.

“I’m a bit scared what it willlook like but if I look anything like Jessie J did I will be happy,” says Emma.

Jessie J shaved her head for Comic Relief in March this year.

Emma hopes her sponsored head shave will raise at least £500.

Her boyfriend, Ben Sunderland of Ovenden, is having his legs waxed for the same charity on the same day.

David’s friends and family get together every year to celebrate his birthday, which is on September 14 - the day before the sponsored head shave.

Anyone who would like to sponsor Emma can call in at The Ministry or ring 01422 839039.