Chip Gaines Just Shaved Off All His Hair, After Joanna Confesses They've 'Changed'
Noelle Talmon 11/13/2017
Chip and Joanna Gaines star on one of HGTV's most popular shows, Fixer Upper. And while the show has a lot of fans, not everyone likes Chip's wild hair.
His windswept 'do, which he occasionally puts in a man bun, has its share of critics. As a result, Chip decided to do something about it. He wrote on Instagram:
"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."
In a surprise move, Chip underwent an incredible makeover. But the real reason behind his decision is inspiring.
Joanna posted a photo of her husband without his signature long locks, and fans were stunned by his transformation. But Chip didn't do it to please his fans. He did it for charity.
He asked followers to donate to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which provides treatment, travel and other necessities to families at no cost. Chip challenged fans to help him raise money. The more he raised, the more hair he'd chop off. He wrote:
"That's a promise. And, who knows, maybe if you really exceed my expectations...I'll buzz it all off. #OperationHaircut."
Yup, he's now completely bald! The decision has since gotten a lot of attention.
Fixer Upper viewers didn't disappoint. They donated enough money to make Chip keep his promise when he and Joanna visited St. Jude's Target House in Memphis, Tennessee.
Cutting his hair wasn't too difficult because the gesture helps families who need help and support while their children receive medical attention. And the process has humbled the couple.
Joanna posted a photo of her husband's new look on Instagram with the caption:
"We are leaving Memphis changed."
"Kiddos of @stjude we go with your faces on our minds and your stories in our hearts. Thank you for letting us be a part of your home at Target House. We are cheering you on every step of the way."
Since posting the picture on Instagram, it has gathered nearly 300,000 likes.