A hair-raising record attempt ended in success last Friday, when scores of Dubliners went punk to set a new world record for the largest gathering of people with Mohican hairstyles.

The event, which was hosted by Today FM radio saw a total of 257 listeners bravely agree to have their heads shaved live on the station's Ray D'Arcy Show.

The participants who ranged in age from 2 years to 62 years, gathered in the Irish capital's Market Bar area to beat the previous record of 109 set by West Cheshire College in 2011.

Alongside a team of over 30 barbers and stylists, were stars from the popular Irish drama Love Hate who were also on hand to help shave some of the participants.

"I am constantly amazed by how generous people are when it comes to Today FM's Shave or Dye" said Ray D'Arcy, "with their stories, their hair and their money. It's a real privilege to be involved in Shave or Dye."


Adjudicator Anne-Lise Rouse presents Today Fm host Ray D' Arcy with a Guinness World Records certificate following the successful attempt

The event marks the fourth year of the Shave or Dye campaign for the Irish Cancer Society, which to date has raised over €4.5 million euro. For more information on the cause and you can donate, head to www.todayfm.com/shaveordye