A hairdresser has cut, coloured and styled hair for 60 hours non-stop in a bid to raise money for charity.

Hairdresser Mary-Ann Sorci, 60, did not sleep a wink as she whizzed through 90 customers who paid to get their barnets spiced up for the charity venture.

The Andreas salon in Raeburn Avenue, Tolworth, hosted the hairathon, which started at 9am on Monday, May 14 and ended at 9pm on Wednesday, May 16.

Mrs Sorci, who has been a hairdresser for 40 years, admitted the secret to staying awake for the three-day stint was chatting away to her many customers and drinking lots of cups of coffee.

She said: “I did 48 hours non-stop for charity last year and I just wanted to break my own record.

“Talking helps – I don’t shut up.”

Mrs Sorci took a five minute break every hour. The whole family was also behind Mrs Sorci whose husband, a fellow hairdresser, regularly made cups of coffee and bacon butties for all the customers that were booked in. Mrs Sorci said: “There were people saying they didn’t want me to be doing their hair last, but I have been doing hairdressing for so long and a job is a job. I know what I am doing.”

All proceeds go towards the Help for Heros and Multiple Sclerosis charities.

Mrs Sorci’s daughter and ex-Hollyfield school pupil Sidonie Sorci, 20, said: “My mum never messes up anyone’s hair.

“I am really proud of her for doing such an amazing and fun thing.”