HOBOKEN, NJ (WCBS 880) – Jack Szablewski had over 12 inches of hair down his back.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

The 4-year-old told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney that he got used to the long, blonde locks but the boy from Brick said goodbye to it on Monday. It was his first haircut.

“Twelve inches is going to be cut off and donated to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation,” said Szablewski’s mom Renee.

She says her son was kicked out of a private school last month because his hair was too long.

“There’s no other way to do this but to make lemonade out of lemons,” Renee Szablewski said.

Jack got his new surfer haircut for his new school at the Ferrazz Hair Salon in Hoboken.