Miranda gives hair to Locks of Love
by Gary Kent
Jul 18, 2010 | 1915 views | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
David Carabajal holds up the foot of hair his 10-year-old daughter, Miranda Longoria, will be giving to Locks of Love. Miranda had her first-ever haircut Tuesday at Hair Dynamix.
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Donating hair to Locks of Love has become quite popular with kids who have not had a haircut in years.

So it was only natural that Miranda Longoria would opt for that cause when she decided to get her hair cut for the first time on July 6.

Miranda and her dad, City Councilman David Carabajal, and 11-year-old sister, Mariana Longoria, were at Hair Dynamix, 117 N. Washington St., to shed about a foot of her hair.

“I never cut it,” the 10-year-old said before jumping into Heather Segovia’s chair in the salon.

Carabajal said Miranda’s mom, Bettina, would occasionally trim the split ends but, otherwise, the hair was allowed to grow for a decade.

Segovia and Hair Dynamix owner Gloria Landreth warned Miranda that her head would feel differently after her hair was trimmed to shoulder length.

Carabajal said the family was scheduled for a trip to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels soon and Miranda wanted her hair shorter for the trip.

As Carabajal and Mariana watched, Segovia quickly braided Miranda’s hair and started to cut.

But the hair was so thick that Segovia had to reach for a bigger pair of shears to accomplish the job.

Just as she was told, Miranda was surprised by the change in the weight on her head.

As Miranda trotted off to have her new, shorter locks washed before the final haircut, she was asked why she wanted to donate her hair to an organization that provides real hair wigs for young cancer patients.

“Because I just wanted to help the kids have hair,” Miranda said with a beaming grin.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at

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July 20, 2010
Congrats! My daughter who is 5 also did the same earlier this year and has already received her certificate that it was received! It is a great organization to contribute to.