Esperance Cut-A-Thon joins Guinness World Record effort

Local hairdressers have celebrated a successful effort, which raised money for a good cause and set a new world record.

Nine hairdressers and one dread lock specialist volunteered their time for Hair Aid's Cut-A-Thon at South Regional TAFE on Sunday, May 26.

Hair Aid entered the Guinness Book of World Records on the 26th for the most money raised from cutting hair in a 24-hour period. Funds raised go towards purchasing kits for hairdressing students in third world countries.

The Esperance team raised $2000 from 55 haircuts.

The fundraising haul equates to about 40 kits.

Local Cut-A-Thon coordinator and TAFE lecturer Jacqui Rogers described the event as an "absolute success".

"There were lots of smiles and lots of laughter," she said.

"It was a great forum for hairdressers from all over town to mingle with people they don't normally get to work with."

Mrs Rogers said she was keen to be a part of future global Cut-A-Thons.

"Everyone really enjoyed the day," she said.

"The people that came in to have their hair cut gave way more than the minimum $10 donation.

"They seemed to really enjoy being here."

Mrs Rogers thanked South Regional TAFE for allowing Hair Aid to host the Cut-A-Thon at its facility.

She also thanked the 10 people who volunteered their time.