When The Shears Come Undone

Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Get Ready to Get Down

You can expect The Great Cut to be an event to remember. Our goal is an unmatched guest experience where you’ll have fun, meet good people, see what San Diego has to offer and feel welcomed like a bro—all while supporting an incredible effort to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

In short, it will be nothing less than extraordinary. Here’s what to look forward to:


The Venue

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is a cruise ship terminal, event venue and public gathering space overlooking the San Diego Bay.

In & Out Flow

Official event hours are 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. You can stay at the event all day or come and go as you please.


The Great Cut will feature all day entertainment, including live music spanning genres from reggae to rock & roll, dancing, comedy, magic, martial arts and more.

Food and Beverage

Food trucks and vendors will be parked at the venue all day offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages available for purchase. We’ll be featuring James Coffee and select beverage sponsors, with beer and wine also for purchase.


There will be SO MUCH ROOM for activities! Suggestions we’ve gathered from the field include cornhole, spikeball, XXXL Jenga, foosball, ping pong, ring toss, double shot, dunk tank, braid challenge, real and/or temporary tattoo stations, henna, face painting, pinball, arcade games, longest drive, fastest pitch, hardest punch and "pin the wig on the bald guy."

Of course a gathering of longhairs wouldn’t be complete without a hailstorm of hairwhipping or a chance to prove your strength in the fitness zone with pull-ups, push-ups and other competitive demonstrations of physical prowess.

A silent auction and raffle featuring items and prizes from our sponsors and partner organizations, and of course we won’t forget about the little guys and gals, with plenty of fun for everyone.


Sponsors & Vendors

The Great Cut is being sponsored by an all-star lineup of fine businesses and organizations. Many will have booths at the event with giveaways and activities of their own, shopping, interactive demonstrations and awesome products, all hand-selected through personal connections and relationships.

The Cutting Zone

The central focus of the venue will be on the cutting zone, where hundreds of hair professionals will be staged and ready to perform 2,000+ haircuts. Spectators can view the cutting flow from the surrounding area and elevated platform, with a real-time projection of the official scale showing our minute-to-minute progress toward breaking the world record.

Around San Diego

The Port Pavilion is located on the embarcadero on San Diego Bay at the edge of downtown, where there are a million things to do within walking distance or a short drive. We couldn't possibly list them all here so we'll simply direct you to the San Diego Tourism Authority.


Meet and Greet

There will be a meet and greet welcome reception on Friday evening before The Great Cut at a separate venue. Plan to be in town by then.

St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s not forget the day after The Great Cut is March 17, expected to be lively with parades, Irish festivals and boozy leprechauns filling the streets of San Diego all weekend long.

Planning Your Weekend

We suggest arriving no later than Friday, 3/15 and departing no sooner than Sunday, 3/17, or stretch it out and spend a week San Diego!

How to Travel

If traveling by air, fly into San Diego International Airport, close to the Port Pavilion, downtown, beaches and attractions.

Ridesharing and other local transportation is widely available.

If you are driving, head west and south. If you find yourself in Mexico or the Pacific Ocean you’ve gone too far.


Where to Stay

Lots of options serving all budgets and preferences. Our host hotel is the Porto Vista in Little Italy, about a mile from the venue.

If you’re coming with a group you might consider renting an Airbnb or similar. There are cool hostels downtown and by the beaches and hotels all around the city. Again, visit the San Diego Tourism Authority.

Here are the areas we recommend, all great locations:
  • Downtown/Gaslamp/Little Italy: closest to the venue. Highest price range. Plenty of restaurants, nightlife and local attractions.
  • Pacific Beach/Mission Beach: 20-25 minutes from the venue. A youthful, beachy environment, ideal if you are looking to rage.
  • Ocean Beach/Point Loma: 15-20 minutes from the venue. Beachy and authentic with a quieter, small-town feel, yet still plenty of action for those who seek it.


Come to Sunny San Diego
98.6% Chance of Sun

Haven’t checked the long-term forecast, but pretty sure it’s gonna be 71 degrees. America’s Finest City is one of the top destinations in the US, with everything from beaches and palm trees to incredible food and drink, world famous attractions, raging nightlife and family fun.

Have a Great Time
100% Great Time

You can expect a blockbuster weekend lineup, with longhair meetups and mixers, highlight reel activities and keynotes, hurricanes of hair whips, and of course the world record attempt.

Heavy-Hitting Longhairs
100% Heavy-Hitting Action

This smash hit wouldn’t be complete without a roster of some of the most influential and important longhairs you’ll ever have the chance to meet. Talkin’ long hair and business.


Attend The Great Cut

Hair donors, hair cutters, guests and volunteers are invited to attend.


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