02 Aug '13, 12am

3 girls who shaved head bald for charity told to wear wigs

3 girls who shaved head bald for charity told to wear wigs

Cherry Wong (left) and Leia Lai, both 15, took part in last Saturday’s Hair for Hope event to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Foundation, but were reprimanded for not wearing a wig to school as promised. They got rashes after being made to wear one and have since been exempted. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM By Grace Chua When 15-year-old Leia Lai and two of her classmates went back to school on Monday, they sported a new look - bald. The three St Margaret's Secondary School students had cut their hair to raise funds for a cancer charity. But this drew the ire of their principal, as they had not donned wigs, as they had promised earlier. The school's rules do not allow "punk, unfeminine or sloppy hairstyles". Said principal Marion Tan: "It's very clear in our mission: it's about their turnout as a young lady." Background story AGAINST THE SPIRIT The purpose of Hair for Ho...

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  1. 02 Aug '13, 1am

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