At least that was the case for kind-hearted Richard Jones who has just had all his hair shaved off.
The shears were taken to the 25-year-old from Crosland Moor to raise money for the Bowel Cancer UK charity.
His mum, Margaret, 50, of Netherton, was diagnosed with the disease last June and has since undergone a programme of chemotherapy.
This has led to all her hair falling out.
Richard is an assistant grocery department manager at Sainsbury's Shore Head store.
Speaking before the striking haircut at the supermarket, he said he had only gone as far as a grade four haircut before, but never dared to have a grade one.
He added: "I've had butterflies for ages, I'm very nervous."
But at the same time he said he was looking forward to it because it was such a good cause.
He said his twin Natalie, older sister Sarah and his girlfriend, Michelle Horner, are all taking part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life at Greenhead Park on June 17.
Richard said he wanted to do his bit too - so out came the clippers!
As more and more clumps fell away onlookers and colleagues cheered him on.
And then finally all the hair was gone.
A colleague grabbed a mirror to let him inspect the cut. Richard said: "It's a bit shocking that!"
But he seemed pretty happy with it and added that it wasn't without its bonuses.
"I can spend an extra 10 minutes in bed now!"
Girlfriend Michelle said the new hair looked good and added that she was very proud of him.
The super-trim has raised £450 so far and Richard hopes the amount will go up and up.
For information about the disease visit www.bowelcanceruk. org.uk or for advice call 08708 506050