How to take part

Choose your hairy challenge

There are options: shave, colour, wax, lose the beard and more


  • If you’re going to shave, we prefer clipper length No.1 or No.2.
  • Many women opt for No.3 or No.4.
  • For health and liability reasons we don’t recommend blade shaves down to the skin.


  • Spray your locks with a bright hair colour. We recommend you use non-permanent hair spray that washes out the same day.
  • Cinta Intense Hair Colour Sprays are ideal and are available from all good pharmacies. 
  • You can also try hair chalks - they wash out easily as well. You can buy a pack here.

Ideas for girls

  • Wear a wig for the day.
  • Wear a wacky style for the day - try some serious backcombing or go the beehive!
  • Go crazy with clips, scrunchies and hair extensions.
  • Got long hair? Go short – then shorter still!

Ideas for guys

  • Lose the dreadlocks or the pony tail.
  • Shave off your beard, moustache or sideburns.
  • Wax your legs or chest!
  • Banish the mullet or the comb-over!
  • Already bald? Use face-paint to get creative!

Tell your friends!

Give your sponsors a heads up to kickstart your fundraising

Your online shave page is the key to success.

  • Upload a profile photo to make the page all about you.
  • Add your personal story to tell people why you’re taking part.
  • Post updates and photos on your page to keep your supporters in the picture.

Download the My Shave App.

  • It's the easiest way to ask all your iPhone contacts.
  • Have fun sharing Shave selfies online and much more.
  • It works on iPhone, iPad and Android devices

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Spread the word

  • Like our page on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and share ideas with fellow shavers.
  • Post a link to your Shave Page on Facebook to make it even easier for friends to sponsor you online.
  • Always use #worldsgreatestshave when you post pics and updates on social media.

Sign up to shave in 2018 (or sooner)

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