Close shave to help oth­ers

Central Leader - - NEWS -

It takes guts to go bald. But for Natalia Nu’u the loss of her locks is a show of sup­port for those who have to show true brav­ery.

The Hills­bor­ough phar­ma­cist got the chop at the week­end, ded­i­cat­ing her hair­less dome to her fa­ther who died in 2009. ‘‘I wanted to sup­port Leukaemia and Blood Can­cer New Zealand be­cause of the num­ber of peo­ple in my life who have been af­fected by can­cer,’’ she says.

‘‘Know­ing per­son­ally how can­cer, of any kind, can have a pro­found ef­fect on fam­i­lies, it seemed a great char­ity to help sup­port. I ded­i­cated my shave to my dad. I also felt like it was a way to cel­e­brate the fight­ers and the sur­vivors.’’

She says she is en­joy­ing her new look and it is some­thing all women should do at least once.

Old look: Natalia Nu’u de­cided to shave her head in mem­ory of her fa­ther, who died in 2009.

New look: Post shave Natalia Nu’u says she is en­joy­ing her new style.

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