Pair earn money at a fair clip

Caitlin Dunstan-Harrison (left) and Hannah Langford-Berman, with their freshly-shaved heads, pose...
Caitlin Dunstan-Harrison (left) and Hannah Langford-Berman, with their freshly-shaved heads, pose for a photo in Moray Pl, Dunedin, yesterday. Photo: Christine O'Connor
Hannah Langford-Berman had been planning on shaving her head for a while.

Now, she's done it - and is getting $800 for her trouble.

''It feels awesome,'' she said, about an hour after getting her head shaved yesterday.

''I can feel the wind on my scalp - it's very sensitive.''

Ms Langford-Berman (23), from Vancouver, arrived in Dunedin 10 days ago.

She saw a post on a backpacker website offering a $700-$1000 ''modelling fee'' for a paid head-shave and decided to apply.

The goal of the project, according to the post, is ''1) To capture a dramatic transformation of a beautiful woman 2) To highlight that a woman who is beautiful with hair is also beautiful without''.

Caitlin Dunstan-Harrison (24) also got her head shaved yesterday as part of the same photography and video project.

Ms Dunstan-Harrison has had her hair cut short before, but never had her head shaved completely.

Before getting their heads shaved at Fresh Crew Barbers, each woman was filmed getting an unconventionally short haircut.

Ms Langford-Berman believed the videos and photos would be used as training material for hairdressers, as well as to ''show that women can still be beautiful with shaved heads''.

-Carla Green


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