but Toni Ashcroft has sacrificed hers for charity.
The plucky 16-year-old, who has been delivering the Evening Times for four years, raised more than £1200 by shaving off her waist-long locks.
And, backed by mum Margaret, she is planning to gift her ponytail to charity.
She said: "My hair was down to bum and was really thick so it's going to be very strange getting used to having a shaved head. I'd been growing it for years.
"But I wasn't nervous about it. My mum was really supportive of what I wanted to do and my friends at school were so supportive as well. I've also had a lot of sponsorship, which is great."
Toni was inspired to help fundraise for sufferers of two illnesses that have hit her family.
Her uncle was diagnosed with cancer and her grandfather suffered from motor neurone disease.
The teenager's grandpa passed away in June 2009 while her uncle, John Magennis, died in 2002.
She now plans to split the cash between two groups that help people living with both illnesses.
Half will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care and the other to MND Scotland.
And her hair will be donated to a charity making wigs for children who have lost theirs due to cancer.
Toni, an Evening Times Junior Agent, held a special event for friends and family to watch her hair come off.
The Shawlands Academy pupil held the party in the Gorbal's Way To Go Youth Cafe, near her home.
Dozens of friends appeared to show their support and watched as first Toni's hair was tied into two ponytails before being cut off. Her head was then shaved.
Toni added: "I've been so pleased by the number of people who have donated.
"Some people have given online but most are just coming up to the door and handing money in.
"Everyone has been really generous so I'm just so grateful."