Davy’s hair-raising days
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 Middle Management
The Chrome Dome