A CARING Paisley woman proved she is a cut above the rest by getting her flowing locks chopped for charity.

Amanda Allan waved goodbye to her long brown hair so it could be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

The 22-year-old microbiologist is now sporting a modern bob and is delighted to have been able to support such a worthy cause.

Jamie Mitchell, a senior stylist at Elderslie Hair and Beauty, was in charge of creating a new look for Amanda.

He said: "We were honoured as a salon to be asked to help.

"It took just over an hour to cut Amanda's hair and, while she was shocked as she had never had short hair before, she was very pleased with the results."

Amanda had 12 inches chopped off and has been getting lots of compliments about her new look.

She said: "I had been thinking of getting my hair cut short but was scared as I had always had it long.

"I'd seen people talking about the Princess Trust charity online so thought this would be a good incentive to get it done.

"I'm glad that I did it and that I am helping a good cause by doing so.

"Now I can wear my hair down in work, which I couldn't do before, and everyone has been complimenting me."