A HAIRDRESSER gave salon visitors to chance to chop off sections of her hair – before auctioning off the remains to be shaved.

However, it wasn’t a 2007 Britney Spears moment but instead for Macmillan Cancer Support, with Michelle Norris raising a whopping £820 at her Brave the Shave event in her salon in Elstead.

Michelle previously told the Herald she had “mixed feelings from excitement and nervousness”, and on the day of the shave she described herself as “shaking while trying to have some breakfast”.

She said her nerves began to ease once she arrived at the salon, thanks to the “incredible support” from her staff members Hannah, Al, Amanda and Carol.

On sitting in the chair and having her hair cut, Michelle said: “The tables had turned – it was strange seeing customers from sitting in the chair.

“What was really interesting, though, was that during those two hours some customers were actually really nervous about cutting my hair.”

Michelle described one lady as telling her the cut was “more emotional” than she had thought it would be.

“Throughout the day customers and other people came into the salon, with others outside the back and front windows looking in to watch,” she said.

“Another lady turned up who I had never met before who obviously, bless her heart, was suffering from cancer,” said Michelle.

“She was just so inspirational, it made everything worthwhile. She kept giving me a kiss on my head – and she chopped off a bit of my hair as well.”

At 3pm, Michelle’s remaining hair was the subject of an auctioned, won by Mariam Spencer, which raised £170.

“The amount of support Macmillan give people is wonderful – they support people we see every day who are dealing with this. That is constantly on my mind.”

Michelle has raised more than £5,000 through sponsorships, and is only hoping to raise more.

To donate, visit bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/shavers/