A Bideford woman donned her wedding dress two days after the wedding to have her hair chopped off for charity by her new husband.

Two Bideford sisters with a phobia of having their hair cut have chopped off their long locks for charity.

Zara Holmes got married on Saturday, but two days later, alongside her sister Sian Wade, she donned her wedding dress once more for the charity haircut.

The sisters suffer from tonsurephobia – a fear of hair cuts. Zara said: “It’s just something about the noise of the scissors, I hate it.

“I’ve never had my hair cut this short before; it feels silly to have a fear of having it cut, and I don’t think it’s been cut for six years.”

Zara Holmes has her hair cut off for charity by her new husband, Dean.Zara Holmes has her hair cut off for charity by her new husband, Dean.

Zara, who married her partner Dean at Bideford Registry Office this weekend, decided to donate her hair, and any money raised, to the Little Princess Trust.

Zara has 14 inches cut off, and Sian had 15 inches. Dean had the honours of cutting his new wife’s plait clean off.

The sisters have so far raised more than £445, including money collected at the wedding and at Elegance salon at Merry Harriers, where the haircut took place.

Donate at justgiving.com/fundraising/Zara-Sian.