These girls proved they are a cut above the rest by having their luscious locks chopped off for a cancer charity.

The girls donated their hair to make wigs for cancer patients at HOB Salon, in Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, for charity Zichron Menachem.

Now in its eighth year, the event was first initiated by Dina Tangi, of Golders Green, and Tahlia Rasenthal, of Hendon, who saw the opportunity to contribute to the charity.

It supports immediate solutions to young cancer patients from the moment of diagnosis, and throughout their battle with the illness.

Each girl donates at least 12 inches of their hair to make a wig and raises a minimum of £180, before being treated to a special pampering party.

Alisa Field, events co-ordinator for the charity, said: “The donation of hair helps to bring a smile to a child suffering from cancer's face by the provision of a made to measure wig and so restore their self-confidence.

“The stylists gave up their time and highly enjoyed watching the girls donate their hair with such pride.”