If he won the governor’s race, Charlie Baker said he would get a buzz cut for charity.
Tuesday morning Baker, with his wife Lauren by his side, made good on his promise to shave it off to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The high-profile haircut took place at Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, which was holding a fundraiser for the second year in a row.
It didn’t take long for a barber to lop off Baker’s reddish locks and reveal a graying base.
After Lauren Baker took a selfie with her husband, the governor smiled broadly and declared: “Welcome to your new bald!”
Baker and his family spent the weekend perusing old photos reminiscing on the governor’s hairstyles through the years. His hair was fashionably long and wavy back in the ’70s.
This cut, said Lauren Baker, is “what he looked like when he was 12.”
More than 500 people were getting their hair cut at Granite Telecommunications, which pledged to donate $5,000 for every person who agrees to have his or her head shaved. Granite raised more than $3 million for Dana Farber.