Michelle Dowling, the new Head of Lower School at Stuart holds her freshly cut ponytail with her daughter Aine, a first grader at the school, Feb. 12, 2013. They both donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love as part of the school’s 13th annual hair cutting event.

Participants from the 13th Locks of Love hair cutting event at Stuart Country Day School, Feb. 12, 2013.

Stuart Country Day School students and faculty donated their hair to Locks of Love Feb. 12.

17 women and girls participated in the school’s 13th annual Locks of Love haircutting event. The Stuart has donated 240 ponytails to the organization since 2000.

According to Locks of Love guidelines, donated ponytails must be at least 10 inches long.

Stylists from Metropolis Spa and Salon in Princeton gave complimentary haircuts to children and adults who donated hair.

Locks of Love’s mission is making wigs for children with permanent hair loss. The organization says wearing wigs enables children to participate in activities like ballet, gymnastics and swimming.

More information is online at stuartschool.org.