A lock of Justin Bieber's freshly trimmed hair has sold for a whopping US$40,668 in an eBay auction.

Justin sent Beliebers into hysteria last month when he announced plans to auction a slice of his signature Bieber-bowl.

After trimming his world-famous locks last week, Justin surprised talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with her very own piece in a signed box, which she promptly put up for auction on eBay.

The precious lock received bids of US$10,000 within one hour, with the winning bidder yesterday offering US$40,668 for the hair plus their chance to meet the 17-year-old superstar!

Ellen donated the winning bid to animal charity, the Gentle Barn Foundation.

The new owner of Justin's locks is yet to be revealed, but no doubt there's one less lonely girl in the world.