While going out in public without shaving your legs or armpits is still a strong statement, that can turn a lot of heads, more and more celebrities are embracing the au naturale look. Dyed armpit hair is a growing trend on social media, but plenty of start have abandoned the razor without thinking of neon colors.
Find out more about the celebrities who don’t shave, from Miley Cyrus’ bold armpit hair color to Cameron Diaz’ take on living the rest of your life with a “hairless vagina”.
Definitely a champion of armpit hair, Miley has even complained that it has been photoshopped out of certain pictures. On Instagram, the singer thanked controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson for keeping it real, but later deleted her comment:
“Thank you for not retouching my body hair like SOME people #comeasyouare #iloveyou.”
Many celebrities who don’t shave have made a big splash in recent years, but Julia Roberts was truly a trailblazer in 1999, when she showed off her armpits in a sleeveless dress at the London premiere of “Notting Hill”. While most tabloids tried to shame her and make fun of her, Roberts knew what she was doing, and her statement may have inspired many.
“It was so uncomfortable and painful,” Mo’Nique told Barbara Walters about the only time she shaved her legs. The actress made waves on the red carpet by showing up with hairy legs, which her husband Sid loves. “If Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go… I’m 42 and very hairy,” the Academy Award winner explained in 2010, refusing to be shamed for her decision.
While she’s not currently one of the celebrities who don’t shave, Kristen Stewart had to deal with body shaming and even bullying while growing up because she didn’t shave her legs. “I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting — you don’t shave your legs!” the “Twilight” star told Vanity Fair.
Known for being part of “Dresden Dolls” and for her controversial Kickstarter campaign, singer Amanda Palmer also refuses to shave her armpits. After showing them off on the red carpet, Palmer tweeted “Hopefully between me & Mo’Nique, we’ll change the cultural beauty & shaving standard this year.” The beauty standard endures, but in 2015 the fact that one of the biggest popstars in the world shows off her armpits after dying them pink is progress.
Known for her roles in “Blossom” and “The Big Bang Theory”, Mayim Bialik isn’t just one of the celebrities who don’t shave, she’s never used a razor in her life. “I remain the tomboy/feminist who has never in her life shaved her legs or armpits. Ever. The decision was made in early adolescence, maybe when I was 14 and all the girls in my school–none of whom had any hair on their bodies–started shaving because it was “grown-up.” Whatever. Seemed like a waste of time, a conformity that disgusted me (I was a feisty feminist even at 14),” she wrote on her Kveller.com blog.
Some call her a hippie, but Drew Barrymore has embraced her armpit hair even since the early 2000s, and hasn’t looked back.
The former member of “Destiny’s Child” is also one of the celebrities who don’t shave, and she made a statement by attending a Beauty Awards Ceremony without shaving her armpits.
Bullied as a teen for her armpit hair and for refusing to shave her legs, the Queen of Pop also came out in favor of the au naturale look on Instagram: “Long hair…..Don’t Care!!!”
Few celebrities who don’t shave talk about their intimate grooming, but Cameron Diaz wrote a veritable “In Praise of Pubes” essay in “The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand And Love Your Amazing Body”. The actress explained that “Pubes keep the goods private, which can entice a lover to come and take a closer look at what you have to offer. Also, let’s be honest: just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity. Do you really want a hairless vagina for the rest of your life?”