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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Leah Guerrero, a freshman at BYU, looks at her ponytail that was cut off during a Locks of Love event at BYU in Provo on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The hair will be donated to children who have medical-related hair loss.

PROVO — Waiting six years to get a haircut was worth it for a BYU employee.

Valerie Haws, a locksmith who works at the university, had her 31-inch ponytail chopped off for Locks of Love, through which the hair will be donated to children who have medical-related hair loss.

The Center for Service and Learning at BYU teamed with Renaissance Academie for the biannual Locks of Love event.