The evolving beauty standard of “down there” grooming

stylesThe bush is back! After years of plucking, waxing and lasering, women are going for a more natural look, with a bit of trimming on the sides and underneath. The way we groom alters our self identity by cultivating an image of who we want to be – and transmits that messages to others. And apparently that message is, “Free to be me!”

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It is simply amazing what pops up on Google image search.

Or “Porn star!” Another popular trend follows in the sticky footprints of celebrities and porn stars. Salon stylists report more and more women – of different socioeconomic backgrounds – requesting landing strips, trimmed shapes and bare skin. Hair dye down there is increasingly popular. At least one of your female coworkers is rocking some down-there hair dye. The most popular color? Hot pink.

Men are increasingly tidying up down there as well, though as much as this might feel new, it’s been practiced for centuries. The ancient Egyptians shaved to prevent lice and European women removed pubic hair at least as early as the 1500s – though they sometimes replaced it with a “merkin” – a pubic hair toupee.

…I can’t imagine anything more terrifying than a pubic hair toupee…

 

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