Nilanshi Patel (India) has held the title of longest hair on a teenager since 21 November 2018 had her first haircut in 12 years. The video posted by Guinness World Record has become viral.
At the time, she was 16 years old, and her hair measured 170.5 cm (5 ft 7 in). Last July, just before her 18th birthday, Nilanshi’s hair was measured for the last time and reached an incredible 200cm (6ft 6.7 inches), securing her the iconic title for the longest hair ever on a teenager as well.
She decided to stop having haircuts when she was six following a bad experience at the hairdressers.
But after growing her hair for over a decade and earning three Guinness World Records titles, Nilanshi made the decision to cut off her locks.
“My hair gave me a lot – because of my hair I am known as the ‘real life Rapunzel’… now it’s time to give it something back,” Nilanshi said.
“I’m so excited and a little bit nervous because I don’t know how I’m looking in the new hairstyle… so let’s see what happens, but I hope it’s going to be amazing,” Nilanshi said just before her life-changing haircut.
After only a few short minutes the initial big cut was complete and Nilanshi went on to get her new, short locks cut and styled.
Once the new do was complete, Nilanshi was blindfolded, led to a mirror and had her new look revealed to her.
Luckily, she was over the moon with it.
“Oh my god it’s beautiful! It’s amazing – I’m like a little princess!”
Once all Nilanshi’s hair had been cut, it was tied up into a bunch that weighed a total of 266 g (9.4 oz).