Offbeat Video

By Candice Fernandez


A woman with whopping hair the length of FOUR FOOT says she can’t leave the house without being called Rapunzel.

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Lianne Robinson, 28, from Nottingham, has been growing her blonde hair since was 11 years old.

Her luscious locks have since grown down to below her knees – and weighs nearly half a pound.

The-mum-of-one claims she cannot go anywhere without children calling her Rapunzel – as well as women in clubs asking to take photographs with her.

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Ceaseless comments and attention from the public inspired Lianne to start an Instagram account showing off her golden locks.

She has since gained over 13,000 followers and has earnt an army of awestruck fans who compare the full-time-mum with fairy tale heroine, Rapunzel.

Lianne said: “I can’t leave the house without people coming up to me calling me Rapunzel.

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“My hair is just around four foot long and it hangs below my knees.

“I mostly find that it fascinates children.

“They always point me out to their parents in excitement saying ‘mum its Rapunzel!’

“Whenever I go out in town, people ask to have photos taken with me.

“Just to avoid the attention I do tie it up a lot.

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“When I have it down it can get in the way, like when I got in trapped in my car door.”

Lianne, who has a three-year-old daughter, Faith, claims she never intentionally grew her hair, or went out of her way to make it long.

When she was 16 her hair had grown down to her backside – and it has been growing ever since.

She added: “I had shoulder length hair when I was 11, and since then it’s just grown rapidly.

“I wasn’t doing anything to help or make it grow, it just sort of happened.

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“I wash it every day and I go to the hair dresser twice a year for a trim.

“I go through a bottle of shampoo and conditioner a week, I make sure I wash it every day, it’s in pretty good health.

“A lot of people ask me if my hair is real, which I think is just amazing.

“I have found it the attention online and in real life really overwhelming!”

Lianne’s Instagram account shows off an array of snaps of her lengthy hair – as well as countless slow motion videos of her locks being flipped in the air.

Lianne said: “I can’t believe the reaction online from people.

“I actually had my Instagram on private but my hair dresser told me I should make it public as people would love my hair.

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“I started posting photos and it just kicked off from there, I now have 13,000 people following me with loads of lovely comments.

“My daughter is only three, so she is too young at the moment to recognise how long my hair is or about Rapunzel yet.

“My boyfriend, Ryan, loves it, he would never want me to get it cut.

“I don’t think I’m ever going to cut it short, but I wouldn’t want it past my knees.

“Getting called a real life Rapunzel is funny! I just don’t know any different.”

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Lianne’s boyfriend, Ryan, 27, a window fitter – loves his girlfriend’s hair, as well as her family and friends.

The Rapunzel look-a-like hasn’t pursued hair modelling, despite her hair dresser’s wishes.

Lianne’s hair dresser, Sharni Knighton, 34, from Soul Urban Salon, said: “I have done Lianne’s hair for a long time and it’s always amazing to see.

“She takes such good care of her hair, and the funny thing is she’s not even obsessed with growing it.

“Her hair just grows and grows – it’s amazing. I keep telling her to become a hair model!

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“She only comes around twice a year, I’m lucky she lets me experiment with her hair sometimes and take photographs of what I have done.

“Being her hair dresser has ended up getting me loads more clients, because when they see I do her hair they put trust in me – as Lianne’s hair is tremendously healthy.

“Her hair is beautiful, I’m lucky she trusts me to do it.”