The 5-foot-5 Minnesota native -- a sly, funny, year-old natural blonde who spends every summer bikini-clad on the shores of Lake Minnetonka -- works out five days a week. Her slim waist and megawatt smile hearken back to the polyvinyl glamour of the original Barbie doll. In fact, if Mattel were to redesign Barbie based on the new millennium's ideal woman, she would likely resemble Pinto. Healthy, athletic, alluring, and smart Pinto will graduate early this month from Northwestern University , she's both a role model and a sex symbol. And if you were to undress Pinto, you'd find she embodies yet another trademark characteristic of the plastic glamour girl-turned-careerwoman: Like Barbie, Pinto has no pubic hair. Every four to five weeks, the East Asian Studies major undergoes a cosmetic procedure known as a Brazilian wax.
Amber Singletary, 40, makeup artist from Washington, D.C.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. In case you didn't know how shaving armpit and leg hair for women became a norm, you can blame the relentless advertising campaigns. At the beginning of the 20th century, women, and of course society in general, couldn't care less about the hair growing on their bodies. However, after sleeveless dresses came into fashion, advertisers began targeting women's armpit hair, encouraging women to remove them. Then followed leg hair. By the s, after what seemed to be merely a fad created by annoying advertisers, shaving became a social norm lasting for decades.
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Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear. A community of women with buzz cuts and shaved heads is growing under hashtags that embrace the look, uniting people in dismissing societal standards and celebrating those who do what they want. Especially considering the beauty ideals that are pushed on women from birth thanks, shampoo commercials , bald women's blatant refusal to exist for anyone but themselves is groundbreaking. The look isn't new—women have worn their hair shorn since ancient Egypt, and iconic women throughout history have adopted the look—but with the current climate of women rejecting antiquated norms in favor of self-determination, now more than ever is the time for women to own their look. When did you first shave your head? I had thought about it before, but never seriously. While in the salon, I told my stylist that I was ready to try something new with my cut.
After surveying just over 3, American women, its authors found some surprising statistics on the state of pubic hair. Eighty-four percent of respondents reported grooming theirs, while only 16 percent never do. Younger women are significantly more likely to groom than older women, and women who groom are more likely to be white.