Video: Snowboarder Shaun White chops signature locks for worthy cause

The Denver Post

Shaun White left Breckenridge recently and went straight to the salon to have his red locks removed.

White, whose trademark long red hair has promoted “The Flying Tomato” nickname he picked up early in his career, posted video of getting his long ponytail cut off.

He said he has been thinking about it for a “long while” and wanted to donate it to Locks of Love.

“Somebody needs it more than I do,” he says during the car ride to a random salon. And after the final cut: “I did it for you, Locks of Love.”

The Locks of Love organization makes hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

White seemed a bit nervous during the 2-minute video as he arrived at the salon and as he gained the courage to sit in the chair.

“I haven’t had this short of hair in forever,” he says in the video.

Maybe he’ll be used to it by the time he comes to Aspen to defend his X Games title on Jan. 24-27.

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