She also loves her long flowing locksbut that's about to change! For six months, Hilary has been growing and strengthening her hair by taking vitamins and moisturizingall for a good cause. She is donating her hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign! The program takes donated hair and makes it into wigs for cancer patients. "I've had a lot of people in my life, loved ones and friends who have been devastated by cancer," Hilary says. "I'm really thankful for my health and I wanted to find a way to give back."
One in three women will be diagnosed with a form of cancer in her lifetime, Hilary saysmeaning 700,000 American women will face the diagnosis in just one year. The number one fear of 60 percent of these women is losing their hair as a side effect of the chemotherapy. "Eight percent won't get their potentially life-saving treatment because they don't want to lose their hair," Hilary says. "I thought, 'Here's my hair. Cut it off. Save your life!'"
First, Hilary puts her hair into two pigtails using elastic bands. It must measure at least 8 inches long from the top of the elastic band down to the ends.
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Once Hilary's hair is prepped and ready to go, Oprah makes the first snip with the scissors. "You just cut my hair!" Hilary says. "That felt really good."
Oprah then chops off the second pigtail, and Hilary's hair is ready to be donated. "To think it's going to be somebody's hair!" Oprah says.
"So if this talk show-acting-producing stuff for you doesn't work out, you have a whole new career in haircutting," Hilary jokes. "We know you can do everything. But really, now you can cut hair like this?"
To accomplish this overwhelming task, Harpo Studios is transformed into the Great American Haircut Salon, complete with all the trimmingshair dryers, flat irons and even shampoo bowls.
Watch the transformations begin!
With tools in place, the salon needed just one more thingsuperstar stylists! Armed with thinning shears, hair extensions and dyes, five of the world's top stylists head to Harpo for our first-ever hair-a-thon!
Ken says taking part in the 100 makeovers at Harpo is an amazing experience but some of the clients need a little urging. "It's kind of like cleaning your house. You don't want to do it and it takes a minute to get to it, but once you're done, it feels really great," Ken says.
By finding the most flattering shade of hair color, Rita says you can take years off your look. "The mistake women make that ages them is that they bleach out their hair too much," she says. "As we age as women, our skin tone changes. So we have to change the hair color to compensate for not having as much youthful skin as we used to have."
Rita says playing around with your hair color can be a fun way to update your look each season. "It's the foundation of your makeup, your wardrobe. You get to play around with your personality a little bit and change the color."
Though Rita stresses that if you want color, you have to maintain it! "You can't walk around with six-inch roots," she says.
Harry says he sympathizes with women who have a hard time recreating their professional blowouts at home. "Education is really important for women to know what to do when they go home," Harry says. "A lot of people didn't know what to put into their hair. You go into the drugstore, you see a million things. You're like, 'Gel, mousse, spray, pomade, what do I use?'"