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Kagoshima Teenager Cuts Hair For First Time

A Kagoshima-born and former record holder of the Guinness “longest hair on a teenager” cut her hair for the first time in her life on Apr. 2. Keito Kawahara, 18 years old, grew her hair to cover a scar on her head, which she got from an operation shortly after she was born. With support from her family, she kept growing her hair even later as she started to feel attached to her hairstyle. In March 2018, it was registered as “longest hair on a teenager” of Guinness World Record with the length of 155.5 centimeters. Keito took the opportunity of entering a university this spring as well as the end of the Heisei era Japan and decided to cut her hair. The hair will be donated as a medical wig. Source: Asahi Shimbun, 4/2/2019

Photo: Guinness World Records

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Kagoshima Prefecture
Published: Apr 3, 2019 / Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019