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Buzz Cut Season

You can’t fight fate, so embrace it, says Samuel Leighton-Dore, on being a bald warrior in a world of hairy heroes.

I WAS EIGHT years old when my favourite auntie (giggly-drunk on Christmas chardonnay) broke the devastating news: I was going to lose my hair. My glorious mop of honey-blond hair. She rolled her eyes and laughed with a condescending flair of maternal theatrics. It was hereditary, she said – unavoidable. Heart racing, I glanced across the room to my grandfather. Bald. My three uncles? Bald, bald, baseball-cap – presumably bald.

That was it. My idealistic views of success and masculinity, once anchored in the sanctity of youth, had been abruptly robbed in what felt like a cruel and premeditated genetic genocide. And matters only got worse. Throughout my tumultuous-at-best teenage years, I became increasingly gripped by a fear of the inevitable. I’d raise my mother’s soapy hand-mirror to my tassled crown and gaze for minutes on end.Had it happened yet? Every wayward strand or glimpse of exposed scalp felt like a crushing defeat, and I slowly resigned myself to the role of supporting actor in my own romantic comedy. After all, doesn’t the lead always have hair?

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With 2016 in full swing, and the Mardi Gras season upon us down under, the March issue of DNA is out and BURSTING with talent, such as our cover model the beautiful Ben who features in a nine page fashion spread. In ‘Loving’ this month we take a look at the brilliant art of of the digital wizard Salem as he portrays the fine physic of masculine men in an alluring romantic setting. Plus a little Hashtag investigation into the term #oilcheck (you’ll want to have that checked or check it out). Find out what the homophobes have been up to in this months ‘Nutter Than A Squirrel Turd’, it’s more giggle worthy than a night at the comedy store. Our editor Andrew takes a look into the highly rumoured closeted gay-sex life of Hollywood actor Will Smith. Losing your hair? Our mate Samuel Leighton-Dore takes an in-depth look at being a bald warrior in a world of hairy heroes. Music this month we feature the talents of Rhianna, Jarryd James and the Bloc Party. For those who are feeling sluggish, in health our resident doctor, Dr. Zac shares 10 surprising food suggestions could have you feeling and looking a whole lot better! ‘Straight Mate’ guru Matthew Myers chats to Aussie TV personality Marc Fennell about that time he kissed another man and why it took eight takes before he was happy with it. Plus we take a look at the recent coming-out gay of Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver via the social media site Instagram. DNA jumps into the political sphere with an exclusive interview of openly gay Greens senator Robert Simms. Jumping on the plane and jet setting around the globe in travel this month takes us to London, Spain and the wild nature of Africa (the jet lag has really set in). Finally in photos we visit the field of dreams with the handsome, hairy and rugged model Valentono Pozzi then we discover the source of sex appeal with a photographic essay from Photographer Ethan James. All that and so much more in this months DNA #194.