A four-year-old girl whose hair drapes down to her knees causing strangers to stop and stare has been dubbed 'Rapunzel'.
Hally Kelly was born with a full head of hair - and her long locks have continued to grow at an incredible rate.
Her 22in-long tresses - expected to reach the ground by her fifth birthday - are even longer than the lengthiest hair extensions sold by mum Kathryn, who works in the crimping industry.
The youngster 's moniker is inspired by the fairy tale damsel Rapunzel, who was locked away in a tower with no steps, prompting the famous line: "Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb thy golden stair."
Her mum, Kathryn, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, told the Liverpool Echo : “It’s just extraordinary really, ever since she was born her hair has grown at a very rapid rate.
“Hally’s hair is now 22 inches long - two inches longer than the longest hair extensions I provide.
“Lots of people stop us in the street when we’re out and most of the time I tie it up, as she gets so much stuck in it.”
Kathryn has searched online for the average length of hair is for a girl Hally’s age, as she has never seen anyone with locks comparable to her daughter.
Kathryn’s son Daniel, seven, sports a short cut, but his 'mini Rapunzel' sister has had her hair trimmed just once - but that was a traumatic experience.
Kathryn said: “I tried to cut her hair once, but she saw it on the floor and just cried and cried, she loves her hair and calls herself Rapunzel.
“I know eventually we’ll have to cut it again, but for now she’s so happy.”