The Great Cut: Episode 2

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We Are One Year Away

We started talking in ‘15. We announced it in ‘16. We hyped it in ‘17. We locked it up in ‘18.

Today we publish this post one year from The Great Cut. And it’s a...

Good Thing it’s Not Today

Because there is a LOT of stuff to figure out still. Not least of which are: where is it going to be, and how the hell are we going to get enough people to break the world record?

Questions have been asked. Declarations have been made. The countdown is on.


What We Know

We need 2,000+ folks with long hair to break the record
We need a place in San Diego where that is going to happen
We need YOU to not cut your hair

We Want You(r Hair)

  • The minimum donation length is eight inches.
  • We are 12 months away.
  • The average person’s hair will grow six inches from now until then (½ inch per month).

That means if your hair is at least two inches today, you have a shot.

Longer? Better. Eight inches is the minimum donation, but longer donations make more and longer wigs...,and more and longer are better.

What If I Won't Make It?

Here’s the thing: if your hair isn’t long enough a year from now, we’re gonna do this again. And what better reason to let ride until then?

We promise you this: if you grow it out now, and if it’s not long enough to cut next year, you’ll be given a waiver of honor. You can still come for the party, but keep your locks intact.

In the meantime, consider this: who would come with you? After all...we’re gonna need a lot of hair.


The Great Cut: Episode 2

To bring you in on the journey to The Great Cut, we are documenting this monumental attempt at breaking the world record. In The Great Cut: Episode 1 we began scouting locations at Stone Brewery and the Bali Hai, and establishing a vision for the event.

In The Great Cut: Episode 2 we finish scouting at the San Diego Convention Center, The Port Pavilion and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. As we complete our tours we review what’s most important in a venue:

1. Guest Experience
2. Affordability
3. Accessibility

With an inspiring vision, these fantastic options and a few bros who know how to throw a party, where’s it gonna be?

Will it be the white tent tops of Sail Auditorium at the San Diego Convention Center?

Or the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier with its spectacular views of Coronado and San Diego Bay?

Or will the legend of Tony Gwynn and the whispers of ball players past beckon us to Petco Park?

And after all our painstaking efforts, will the San Diego Marathon unleash a river of 30,000 motivated long distance runners right through our cutting zone and ruin everything??

We’re gonna need some Irish luck to pull this thing off. Watch the drama unfold as the team deliberates from The Longhairs Ocean Beach Field Office, in The Great Cut: Episode 2.


The Great Cut

Saturday, March 16, 2019

On 3/16/19 we will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest hair donation in history. We’re going to need every man, woman, girl and boy. Change a child’s life and be part of history: join us in San Diego for The Great Cut, a hair-whipping, karate-kicking, record-breaking charity event.


  1. Looking forward to attending!! My 12 yr old son, my 9 yr old daughter & myself will all be there to donate our hair duringThe Big Cut!
    Thank you for all you do! You have given my son a lot of encouragement & confidence! He has always been shaggy & is now a full on longhair! Your hair ties & t-shirts are huge hits in our house & your headbands are a must-have for my son in school & with all the sports he plays! Thank you & keep up the great work!!

  2. seen from the little town named Belgium, it’s a surrealistic debate
    for much of us, the questions are: where are the Usa?, where there is California? and where is San Diego in California?…lol

  3. WAY TO GO, GUYS! This is a wonderful thing you’re doing.

    Is colored hair acceptable?

    This is on my calendar…if you can’t take hair that’s been colored then I’ll volunteer at the event.

  4. We’ve laid on reservations to make the trip out from Kansas City. My 12 year-old son and I will both be donating, having started growing out our hair last summer. He has already donated once to CWHL–this will be my first go. It will also be my first time in San Diego in almost 20 years!

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      Yo Eric! That’s freakin fantastic man. So stoked to have you on board.

      We plan to make it worth it for you and your family!

      Thank you. See ya on the field.

  5. If you guys cut off your hair what happens to The Long Hairs?! How much hair will you cut?

    1. The requirement for donation to Children With Hair Loss is 8″. So we will cut that for sure and maybe more. Who knows, we’ll have to wait and see. As far as The Longhairs we ain’t going no where. We’ll be here pumping out the content, making the best products we can and supporting this community. Never forget, long hair lives in the heart.

  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m hyped for this! Me and my girlfriend Gabrielle have committed to letting it ride for another year and I’m recruiting friends and family like it’s my job! Can’t wait to be in sunny San Diego with you guys for this great cause. Thanks for the motivation everyday you guys are inspiring in many different ways.

    1. Your enthusiasm is just beaming through that comment! This is exactly what we need to pull this off. Thanks for the support and let’s DO THIS!!!

  7. Just put it on my calendar.. I’ll do everything I can to be there.. what a great cause, and what a great way to help kids.. hair is a good 11-12 inches now.. gonna let it ride and donate it all next year! God bless you guys for putting this together! See you then! (Virtual secret handshake)

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