T hings have come a long way since , when the actor Julia Roberts hit headlines globally for wearing a dress that exposed her unshaven armpits. Brands are cottoning on, too. Last year, Nike and No7 ran advertisements with models showing body hair underarms and upper lip respectively. Even the ubiquitous advert trope of a woman shaving an already shaven leg was challenged by the razor company Billie, which had marketing collateral that showed underarm, leg and pubic hair. In real life, however, the sight of a woman in public with body hair remains rare, although norms are slowly changing almost one in four women under 25 no longer shave their armpits, compared with just one in 20 in , according to the market analyst Mintel. One campaign that is helping to continue this trend, and normalise body hair on women, is Januhairy , an initiative that encourages women to grow their body hair for the month of January and share images of themselves online. Started by students Laura Jackson and Ruby Jones in , the campaign hashtag has now attracted thousands of posts from women across the world.
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When it comes to body hair , there are two types of women. The first would rather be hair-free by getting threaded, waxed, and even lasered—this is totally me by the way. The other is totally comfortable with her layer of fur and flaunts it for the world to see. I started getting waxed at a young age and have continued ever since. Although there is nothing wrong with hair removal, being confident in your natural state can be very empowering. On-screen, Julia Roberts plays roles of women you look up to. This works off-screen too. In she attended the premiere of her film Notting Hill. She wore a sparkly red dress and waved enthusiastically at fans while showing off her unshaven armpits.
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And, as public figures who are photographed day and night shaved or not , celebrities know this all too well. And no matter if you love a full bush or have a preference for going percent hairless, there should be no reason to ever shame someone for their body hair. These celebrities are the first in line to encourage that mantra with their au naturel body hair in full bloom. Here are 10 celebrities who DGAF about hair down there. If you follow Amber Heard on Instagram, you know that she's an avid body hair activist. Her most recent work of activism was when she bared her vagina and pubic hair to her Though the picture was removed by the 'Gram rude , that hasn't stopped Rose from using her voice to speak out against the stigma of female body hair.
Letting it all hang out When Julia Roberts flashed under-arm hair at a film premiere there was uproar. But one woman, at least, wants to overturn prejudices and has taken a New Year's resolution not to shave. Shazia Mirza is a self-confessed "hairy woman". In fact, she is so hairy, she describes herself as "trapped in a man's body". Until recently, though, few others would have known. Like most women, Shazia has dedicated a significant part of her adult life to hair removal. I have waxed, shaved, used my dad's lawnmower. It has taken so much time, so much effort, so many red blotches," says the year-old comedian. All that stopped at the start of January, as Shazia took a New Year's resolution to shave no more.