MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 8/27/2021 - And like that - it's gone! Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines shaved his head as part of an effort to raise money for St. Jude.
Gaines posted a video of the big cut and shave Friday.
Here's how it worked - for every fundraising milestone met, Gaines agreed to cut more inches off the hair on his head - and he ended up getting rid of all of it!
He donated the hair to Children with Hair Loss, and as of Friday about noon, he had raised more than $318,000 for St. Jude.
8/23/2021 - As part of an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you can help decide how much hair Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines should cut off his head.
Gaines issued a challenge on Instagram saying for every fundraising milestone met through Friday, August 27, more inches of hair will be trimmed, or even shaved, off.
Gaines has been growing his hair our during the pandemic, and instead of cutting it off over time, he decided to wait until it was a certain length before chopping it off for charity.
Gaines is preparing for his big haircut with 16-year-old St. Jude patient Bailey, who has been at the hospital for bone cancer treatment.
This isn’t Chip Gaines’ first time cutting his hair for St. Jude. In 2017, he raised $230,000 via social media with “Operation Haircut.” The “Chip In Challenge” in 2019 raised another $998,000. And Chip and Joanna have also renovated the family dining room and created a garden-themed playhouse at Target House in Memphis.