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From brows to Brazilians, we’ve got the buzz on how women defuzz
Early influencer Queen Elizabeth I turns the receding-hairline-look into the trend du jour. Style-conscious ladies of the day use hair-removal concoctions that include vinegar and walnut oil – and pluck eyebrows completely!
Gillette capitalises on short-sleeve fashion and creates the first razor for women, Milady Décolleté (long after men got theirs in 1760).
The wartime nylon shortage means no stockings, so bare legs become the norm. And thus begins the trend for women shaving their pins.
The world welcomes a new way to get rid of fuzz: DIY wax strips. Their arrival coincides with the introduction of the miniskirt – which is handy.
Laser hair-removal technology is invented, and women flock to beauty salons to experience the latest fuzz-shedding technique. (Fast forward to 2015, and demand is growing 20 times faster than for any other way to depilate.)
Our nethers get a new look – the Brazilian wax (aka ‘everything off except a landing strip’). Although a ‘thing’ since the 90s in New York, SATC’s Carrie Bradshaw put being virtually-bare-down-there on the wax map, so to speak.
Embracing the rough with the smooth, the ‘Januhairy’ movement begins and women are urged to let hair grow. Yet, in a role reversal, almost as many blokes aged 16 to 24 now remove body hair as women (29% vs 34%).
Au naturel is in, but if you do want to go bare, try these…
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