Fixer Upper Chip Gaines is going to need some sunscreen for that shiny, bald head of his. But a little bit of sunburn is worth the $300,000 he raised for charity. Throughout this summer, Gaines’s hairstyles have made headlines after he decided to grow out his shaggy hair to a shoulder-length ‘do. Originally, Gaines grew out hair only as a necessity. Because the pandemic kept barbershop doors shut, Gaines had to keep his long, luscious locks instead of opting for his signature short cut. At first, his wife and fellow Fixer Upper star Joanna wasn’t on board, but after a while, the new look grew on her. Now that her husband’s head is clean-shaven, it’s a wonder what she thinks of the drastic change.
The Fixer Upper star recently shared that he was shaving his head as a part of a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital. Fans that desperately wanted to rid their favorite TV personality of the surfer-esque hairdo chipped in, bringing the total to a whopping and heartwarming $300,000. But the donations didn’t stop with the money. Gaines is also donating his long locks to Children with Hair Loss, an organization that takes hair donations and turns them into wigs for children without hair. That means someone out there will get to wear the Fixer Upper star’s famed hair!
Gaines caught the memorable moment on his TV show with Joanna. He also posted the clip to Instagram to show fans that the deed was done.
“Chip, you’ve got great hair,” Joanna told her husband.
“You’ve always said it looks disgusting,” the fellow Fixer Upper star said.
“I’ve never seen it this clean,” Joanna added.
Maybe she won’t miss his hair after all.
‘Fixer Upper’ Star Shares Story About Meeting Child Cancer Patient
The Fixer Upper star’s dedication to St. Jude’s started in 2017 when he and Joanna worked with Target to renovate a part of the hospital. They also created a garden-themed playhouse for the patients and during the reveal met Bailey, a young boy who was receiving treatment at the time. To support the young kids fighting cancer and hair loss, Chip once again shaved his head. Later, in 2019, the Fixer Upper couple also launched a social media fundraiser for the hospital, raising a total of $998,000.
Today, Bailey is a healthy teenager that enjoys fishing with one of his biggest supporters, Chip Gaines. Recently, the two spent some time together on the side of a pond casting their reels. Gaines shared the special moment on Instagram.
“Jo and I met Bailey back in 2017, and seeing him now as a healthy young man reminds me why we were drawn to St. Jude™️,” the Fixer Upper star wrote in the caption. “As if fighting diseases and cancer wasn’t impressive enough, families never receive a single bill. And I don’t know about you, but I think we ought to keep it that way.”