Chip Gaines, the lovable star of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, has an entirely different look now that he’s shaved his head completely bald.
Why would he do such a thing? A few days ago, Gaines said it’s come to his attention that a lot of people “hated” his signature long hair. So, he put them to the test and launched something he called Operation Haircut. He challenged his Instagram followers to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, saying the more money donated, the shorter his hair would go.
Here’s the full statement:
It’s come to my attention that most of you hate my current hairstyle. But how MUCH do you hate it? Now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is. ⠀ ⠀ So here's the deal: Next week, Jo and I are visiting the beautiful kids at Target House with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. No family ever pays @StJude for treatment, travel or food—so basically, we want to bring them a giant check from YOU to help cover costs—lets come together to do something big to bless these kiddos. ⠀ ⠀ Donate to @StJude through the link in my profile, and the more money we raise over the next FOUR days, the shorter my hair goes. That's a promise. And, who knows, maybe if you really exceed my expectations…I'll buzz it all off. #OperationHaircut
Operation Haircut was apparently a raging success, because Chip is now completely bald. Doesn’t get any shorter than that!
Here’s a glimpse of what the the formerly-furry-now-bald Gaines looks like now:
Chip’s wife, Joanna, posted about how moving the experience was for her to be involved with. “We are leaving Memphis Changed,” she said, before adding “Kiddos of @stjude we go with your faces on our minds and your stories in our hearts.”
The beloved stars recently announced that this season would be the last of their insanely popular show, Fixer Upper. Judging by these antics, it looks as though they’ll have no trouble finding fun and worthwhile things to do once the show is completed!