A WORLD'S Greatest Shave event raised more than $1000 in one day on Saturday.
Thaylor Hofmaier, her boyfriend Tristan Mason and friends Dylan Cowan and Jeramie Williams organised the event and shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research.
Miss Hofmaier, 20, initiated the event after the death of a friend four years ago.
She said the group had a barbecue at Coles in Horsham on Saturday morning, before the shave at Horsham Soundshell in the afternoon.
"It was excellent - I'm absolutely thrilled with it,'' she said.
"About 50 people showed up so that was a really good effort.''
The good effort extended to audience participation, with Shannon Stewart, Thomas Barwell and Kyal Murray making last-minute decisions to have their heads shaved as well.
"Two girls said to one of the guys 'if you get your head shaved we'll give you $150 each,'' Miss Hofmaier said.
"It's great. We raised more than $1000 on Saturday.''
Miss Hofmaier said overall the group had raised about $2300.
She said people could continue to donate until April.
Another highlight of the event was a surprise visitor.
Tristan's aunt Linda Holland, who battled breast cancer, travelled from Cairns to watch the event.
"She loved it. She thought it was absolutely brilliant,'' Miss Hofmaier said.
"Mum went and bought me four scarves because she thinks I might get a sunburnt head, and Tristan's aunt showed me how to tie them on, which was nice.''
Tristan's mother Dianne Britt, a hairdresser, helped shave heads, along with Miss Hofmaier's former hairdresser Dallas Eagle and her friends.
Miss Hofmaier said losing her long, blonde locks was an experience like no other.
"I can feel the wind go through my scalp now,'' she said.
"There's nothing there to grab. I won't have to wash my hair now, which will be interesting.''
Miss Hofmaier's hair will be turned into a wig.
She thanked Coles, her family and people who donated for their support.
"Jeramie Williams asked me if I'd be interested in doing it again next year,'' she said.
"I said I'd definitely be interested in doing it again. It's for a good cause.''