Robyn Nabors, 9, will have a cool new look for summer, and some child suffering from hair loss will receive a hairpiece of the highest quality hair.

Robyn Nabors, 9, will have a cool new look for summer, and some child suffering from hair loss will receive a hairpiece of the highest quality hair.

Nabors donated a long pigtail of her honey blonde hair Tuesday to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 18 in the United States and Canada who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure, while others have lost their hair as a result of treatment for cancer.

Children receive hair prostheses either free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

“I just felt like other people need hair besides me, so I decided to cut my hair so they could have it, too,” Robyn said.

Her mother, Wendy Linkovich, and “Grandma Bertha” Beckwith were at  Studio 5 with cameras to record the occasion.

“Her hair is very heavy — she’s got enough for two or three people,” her grandmother said.

“I should have brought a chain saw,” joked Micki Cunningham, cosmetologist, who cut Robyn’s hair.

She said that she usually gets one or two Locks of Love donations a year. “The organization has a Web site, so we just print off the form and send the hair on in,” Cunningham said.

The youngster’s last hair cut was four years ago, Beckwith said. “Then it was so short she didn’t have enough hair left for a ponytail,” she said.

“We’ve been washing her hair and taking care of it for a long time,” Linkovich said.

“We’ll save a lot of money on shampoo now,” added Beckwith. Cunningham recently worked with a curling iron to curl Robyn’s hair before she attended a Girl Scout banquet.

“People at the banquet thought it was fake because she had so many curls,” Linkovich said.

Robyn looked at magazines to decide on a new hairstyle, opting for one with bangs and her hair combed over to one side. After she had cut off the pigtail, Cunningham started trimming to work out the  style.

“It looks like it’s raining hair,” Robyn said.

Her mother and grandmother picked up some of the hair as a souvenir. “Robyn’s hair will grow back,” her grandmother noted.

The youngster loves to read and is active in her church. Among her favorite things are her horses and having sleepovers with her best friend.