If you grew up in the nineties or noughties, then you probably started shaving your pubic hair as soon as you started secondary school. In a world where it seemed like the only acceptable female body was fat free and hairless, it’s no wonder that the idea of a rogue curly hair sprouting from underneath our swimwear sent shivers down our spines.
But times are changing and when it comes to beauty and sex, there’s a new mood in the air – it’s no longer about conforming, and ladies’ pubic hair styles are no exception. It’s all about body positivity and doing whatever the hell you like with your own body parts. This means that owning and loving your perfectly imperfect body is back in. Essentially, the days of pubic hair shaming are officially over.
If you want to wax, wax away. And, if you feel super sexy when you’re at your most natural, then embrace that feeling. Bush or bald, whichever way you choose to go, here are six pubic hair styles for women:
Top 6 vagina hair styles:
- The Hollywood
- The Brazilian Wax
- The Landing Strip
- The Bermuda Triangle
- The Big Bush
- The Vejazzle
1. The Hollywood
Also known as The Sphinx, this is ‘The Queen’ of all waxes. A Hollywood wax is not recommended for a wax virgin as it involves removing all the pubic hair around the pubis and anal area to leave behind a completely blank canvas.
Rumour has it, the treatment was first offered in a New York salon set up by seven Brazilian sisters in the early 1990s. Some women love the way having no hair down there feels and say that it increases sensitivity and can make oral sex feel better.
2. The Brazilian Wax
The widely popular Brazilian wax is like a Hollywood, but with a little bit of hair left at the front of the pubic mound. Pubic hair is waxed into a thin strip or small triangle and removed from two to three finger-widths above the vulva. Hair from the peri-anal area and labia is also removed. This is a good option if you want something in the middle, as it keeps some of your natural hair but maintains the order.
3. The Landing Strip
There are lots of names for this one and depending on where in the world you are and the salon that you go to, it could also be called a Bikini XX, French Wax or a landing strip.
Whatever you call it, a landing strip style is where the pubic hair is waxed to the same width as your natural fold or slightly thinner – it can resemble a Brazilian, but the main difference is that the labia and hair along the bum crack remain untouched. This is great if you love the minimalist look but don’t want to go all out.
4. The Bermuda Triangle
Also known as The American or Classic Bikini, this involves removing only the pubic hair that would be exposed by a bikini and is great for a pre-holiday tidy up. The hair at the top of the thighs and under the navel can also be removed if necessary.
The pubic hair is trimmed, leaving behind a natural-looking triangle shape. This option is one of the easiest to do yourself, especially if you’re choosing to shave rather than wax. All you need to do is carefully shave around the general shape of the pubic region and then trim down the length. Great if you’re in a rush!
5. The Big Bush
When you choose to do absolutely nothing with your pubic hair and remain completely natural, this is a style in its own right. Sexual attractiveness comes in many shapes and sizes and for some, being completely natural is the sexiest option for both partners.
Some people say that it feels better and improves sensation for them during intercourse, too, and that they like the smell and feel of their lover’s pubic hair.
6. The Vajazzle
If you want to surprise your lover, a Vajazzle can make your garden sparkle. There are loads of ways to get creative, from applying gems to your pubic area – which come in a variety of shapes and letters, to dying the hair, or even adding a temporary tattoo.
Styling your pubic hair into a secret style that only the two of you know about can be a big turn on. For the personalised touch, some have even shaved their lover’s initials into their pubic hair… now that’s a present they won’t forget!
Remember, there's no wrong or right pubic hair style, and however you choose to groom is fair game. No matter which look you prefer, be sure to rock your new style with pride and confidence.
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