Charity haircuts help hospice

112729_HI_LITES_04/08/11''Staff from Hi-Lites hair salon Eastney Road, Milton dressed as book characters for their fourth annual fundraiser for Naomi House Hospice. ''(l-r) Alison Irish, Connie Brown, Stacey Prior, Emma Stamp, Tina Duah and Hayley Higgs cut the hair of Jenny Macmull.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (112729-168)
112729_HI_LITES_04/08/11''Staff from Hi-Lites hair salon Eastney Road, Milton dressed as book characters for their fourth annual fundraiser for Naomi House Hospice. ''(l-r) Alison Irish, Connie Brown, Stacey Prior, Emma Stamp, Tina Duah and Hayley Higgs cut the hair of Jenny Macmull.' 'Picture: Allan Hutchings (112729-168)
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HAIRDRESSERS took to the street in fancy dress to offer cut-price haircuts to raise money for Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

Dressed as princesses and nursery rhyme characters, staff at Hi-Lites salon in Milton, Portsmouth, offered customers £5 haircuts – and raised hundreds of pounds for the hospice in the process.

Salon owner Alison Irish said: ‘We wanted to do something for charity but we wanted it to be something fun. It was a good way of involving all our customers.’

After the charity haircuts the salon carried on raising money with a fundraiser at Kingsley’s Bar in Southsea.

In total, the day raised £1,500.

Caroline Johnson, a volunteer at Naomi House, said: ‘It’s fantastic that they are going out of their way to raise money for the charity. There aren’t many businesses that would do this.’