Is Dying Your Armpit Hair Really a New Beauty Trend?

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/22/2015 | 03:54 PM EDT

Some call it freedom of expression, others call it an show of modern day feminism. But would you try it?


It’s been all over the news, on blogs and even spoken amongst men and women on Twitter. Women all over the world are challenging the norm, most as faces of modern day feminism, making the decision not to shave their armpits. While this is a personal choice for men and women alike, many are debating whether or not this is a feminist statement being made or an attempt to revive an old beauty trend.

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A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on

And it doesn’t stop there. Taking things a step further, you can find a surplus amount of women, including celebrities like Miley Cyrus, dying their pit hair vibrant colors. Surprisingly enough, this “trend” isn’t all that new. Blogs and vlogs dating back to 2007 show that a good amount of young women have been seeking services and products to assist them in dying their armpit hair. While it’s resurfacing again, thanks in part to Seattle stylist Roxie Hunt’s experiment that garnered over 30,000 shares, many are still wondering if the new trend is even safe.


While we’re all for creative freedom and expressing our beauty the way we wish, we can’t help but wonder if dying armpit hair will have any longevity.


Tell us ladies: would you ever dye your armpit hair?


(Photo: Yuri Arcurs / Getty Images)

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