Women's Armpit Hair Is Having a Moment
It seems that armpit hair is quickly becoming a "thing". There is chatter that "it-girl" model Gigi Hadid is the latest celebrity to embrace the stereotypical masculine beauty trend in her new ad for Love Magazine. Although there is some discussion about whether it was intentional or not, it certainly is something to notice and something that sparks a conversation.
A few weeks ago I came across an interesting Instagram page where a girl proudly showed off her armpit hair in every other shot. It was so astonishing that I couldn't turn away (yea, I kinda cyber stalked her for a minute). My initial instinct was to say, "whaaa?" but the more I saw the more I began to understand the appeal. In all of the photos, the young woman appears to be carefree and totally in tune with the essence of who she is. I think that's something we can all strive for. I personally just don't think I need to grow my armpit hair out to get that feeling, but I get it. I really do.
The real headline here is that there is a movement afoot. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, women are having a moment. And it's about damn time, if you ask me. Sure, maybe armpit hair isn't for you (it isn't for me), but we can all agree that there is something beautiful about a women standing in front of the world without shame, fully liberated and boldly daring someone - anyone - to call her anything other than flawless.
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