Davy’s hair-rais­ing days

Central Leader - - News - By Janie Smith

CHANG­ING hair­styles is usu­ally a big step but Davy van de Vusse has gone through seven ‘dos in as many weeks for a good cause.

Start­ing with shoul­der­length locks, he and his friends came up with the dif­fer­ent hair­cuts which ended ear­lier this month with the bald Chrome Dome.

The project is a mod­i­fied ver­sion of the Leukaemia and Blood Foun­da­tion’s Shave for a Cure.

So far, Davy has raised more than $3000 for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

The 23-year-old de­cided to sup­port a can­cer char­ity, hav­ing lost his mother to can­cer as a teenager.

“I would en­cour­age oth­ers to do it. It will take a while be­fore I can do it again.”

He set up a web­site to track his progress and cre­ated a gallery of themed pho­to­graphs to match each hair­cut.

Davy liked his Mo­hawk Punk hair­cut so much he had his driver’s li­cence pic­ture re-taken with it.

“It was my favourite in terms of looks but the least prac­ti­cal. It took about half an hour to do ev­ery morn­ing.”

Al­ready at two me­tres in height, the ‘do made him too tall for his car and he had to slouch while he drove for a week.

The Sen­sei look was his least favourite.

“It was a bit bor­ing and I ended up looking like a Dr Seuss char­ac­ter. It wasn’t quite what we were in­tend­ing. We kind of ran out of hair on that one.”

Davy says he got some strange looks when he had the Bea­tle, some in­ter­est­ing looks with the Punk and some “re­ally weird” looks at the Mid­dle Man­age­ment style, which in­volved him shav­ing a bald patch.

“It was fun hav­ing the dif­fer­ent hair­cuts, I got to try them all out and see which ones I would pos­si­bly go back to and which ones I wouldn’t.”

Fam­ily and friends turned out to sup­port him for the hair­cuts which were done for free by Asy­lum Hair in Kings­land.

Davy and his newly bald head are now off to Thai­land for a month.

Hav­ing no hair brings its own set of chal­lenges, like hav­ing to use sun­block on his scalp.

Foun­da­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Pru Etchev­erry says the pho­tos of Davy’s trans­for­ma­tion are great.

“We are de­lighted with this huge and gen­er­ous ges­ture from Davy.

“We have loved watch­ing the seven cuts un­fold and he is cer­tainly lead­ing the field in creative styles,” says Ms Etchev­erry.

“Shave for a Cure is our sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event and we are enor­mously ap­pre­cia­tive of Davy’s par­tic­i­pa­tion to sup­port the work of the Leukaemia and Blood Foun­da­tion.”

To spon­sor Davy, go to http://davy­cuts.van­devusse. com.

The Orig­i­nal: Davy van de Vusse

The Punk

The Bo­gan

The Bea­tle

The Mid­dle Man­age­ment

Pho­tos: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

The Brainiac

The Sen­sei

The Chrome Dome

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