The Reason Why Chip Gaines Shaved His Signature Long Hair Will Make You Weep
He’s known for his long, shaggy haircut, but HGTV star Chip Gaines just shaved all his hair off… and the reason behind the drastic change will seriously touch your heart.
The Fixer Upper star teased last week on his Instagram page that he’d be cutting his hair, leaving a pretty cryptic caption in the post. Gaines wrote, “Alright, fine. I’ll cut my hair. But first…it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Interested? I’ll be back to tell you more tomorrow. #OperationHaircut.”
The next day, he revealed more about his plans, sharing another photo and letting his followers know that he and his wife Joanna were challenging fans to donate to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, which treats pediatric cancer patients, and the more money they raised, the shorter he’d go.
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It’s come to my attention that most of you hate my current hairstyle. But how MUCH do you hate it? Now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is. ⠀ ⠀ So here's the deal: Next week, Jo and I are visiting the beautiful kids at Target House with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. No family ever pays at @StJude for treatment, travel or food—so basically, we want to bring them a giant check from YOU to help cover costs—lets come together to do something big to bless these kiddos. ⠀ ⠀ Donate to @StJude through the link in my profile, and the more money we raise over the next FOUR days, the shorter my hair goes. That's a promise. And, who knows, maybe if you really exceed my expectations...I'll buzz it all off. #OperationHaircut
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In his caption, he joked, “It’s come to my attention that most of you hate my current hairstyle. But how MUCH do you hate it? Now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is.”
He added, “Next week, Jo and I are visiting the beautiful kids at Target House with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. No family ever pays @StJude for treatment, travel or food — so basically, we want to bring them a giant check from YOU to help cover costs — lets come together to do something big to bless these kiddos,” giving his followers four days to donate to the hospital. The more money raised, the more he’d cut off, adding, “Who knows, maybe if you really exceed my expectations…I’ll buzz it all off. #OperationHaircut.”
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We are leaving Memphis changed. Kiddos of @stjude we go with your faces on our minds and your stories in our hearts. Thank you for letting us be a part of your home at Target House. We are cheering you on every step of the way. ❤️
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And last night, his wife shared a photo of his newly shaved head, surrounded by patients of St. Jude. In her touching caption, Joanna wrote, “We are leaving Memphis changed. Kiddos of @stjude we go with your faces on our minds and your stories in our hearts. Thank you for letting us be a part of your home at Target House. We are cheering you on every step of the way.”
We applaud the couple for supporting such a worthy cause and we’re sure the patients and staff were thrilled to spend some time with the famous Texans. So sweet!
Would you ever shave your head for a good cause like Chip did? Tell us @BritandCo!
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