Whatever you choose to do with your body hair is totally up to you. Shave it, sugar it, wax it, laser it all off, or rock body hair the way Mother Nature intended. Either way, it's time we end the stigma surrounding women's body hair altogether. Unfortunately we live in a world where it's still seen as taboo for women to be anything other than hairless. But when New Jersey native and singer Halsey appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone with the slightest hint of underarm stubble this month, she was lauded by women celebrities across industries.
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Nicola Dall'Asen. Photographer Ben Hopper is on a mission to help people understand why it is that society finds it such a big deal to see a woman with armpit hair. In his photos series titled " Natural Beauty ," which he began in , he's photographing and interviewing women who let their body hair grow uninterrupted for varying reasons. For almost a century we have been brainwashed by the beauty industry, encouraging hair removal. Below, see some select photos from Hopper's series alongside the thoughts of the women pictured. See the rest of them on his website. This made shaving a very difficult and often painful process
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Female body hair is becoming more visible in popular culture and, while the issue has been around for decades, the new enthusiasm for hirsuteness has a 21st-century twist. I am usually late to catch on to shifts in the zeitgeist; this one came to my attention just recently. For the past couple of decades, I have seldom shaved my armpits. Now, all of a sudden, I was on-trend. Among both celebrities and the masses, female body hair is sprouting all over.
Her look at the premiere of Notting Hill, beaming in a red sequined Vivienne Tam dress, arm raised to reveal a dark tuft, was immediately celebrated as a subversive feminist bird-flip against female beauty standards. Armpit hair remains a bizarre sticking point for anti-feminists. A few days ago, Nike uploaded a picture on Instagram showing the model and musician Annahstasia Enuke with a small amount of underarm hair visible; in response, thousands of commenters expressed outrage and disgust. Just a day later, the deodorant brand Nuud responded to a backlash against its own online advert that had featured underarm hair.