COSTA MESA — The barbershop was buzzing — literally — as the Estancia High School football team got their heads shaved Monday night.
Community members, local officials and Estancia cheerleaders gathered outside talking and eating pizza as the players inside took turns getting shaved. As the hairs fell to the ground, their fellow teammates snapped pictures using cell phones and drank ice cream floats using the barbershop's root beer tap.
"I don't care. It's hair," said junior Dustin Long, 17. "It grows back. I've always had it short, so it doesn't bother me."
The team gathered at the recently opened Hot Headz Barbershop, 1652 Newport Blvd., for an Estancia Football Rally to raise money for player scholarships.
Residents were welcome to give donations in return for a free cut, said Robin Mensinger, who has a son on the team and is a member of the Estancia Football Boosters.