Teen with Guinness record for long hair finally cuts it

2019-04-12 14:56


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

An 18-year-old who holds the Guinness World Record for being the teen with longest hair has had her first ever haircut.

In March last year Keito Kawahara from Kagoshima in Japan was recognised by Guinness World Records for having the longest hair among teenagers aged 13 to 17 years.

Her hair was 1.5m long.

When Keito turned 18 she no longer qualified to keep the record and decided to cut her hair to just below her shoulders.

She revealed she’d planned to cut her hair since 2017, which was when she saw an online call for hair donations for medical wigs.

She recently started university and is glad to start her student life with a brand-new look.

She reportedly began to grow her hair to hide a scar from surgery to remove a birthmark that usually appears on the scalp, according to Nation Wide Children.

Her parents, Miyuki Kawahara (47) and Yuichi (49), used to wash and dry their daughter's hair daily.

Keito's cut hair, weighing more than 100g, is being donated to an unnamed NGO.


Source: Magazine Features


Read more on:    japan  |  bizarre news

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.