Could dying armpit hair be the next big beauty trend for women? A new fad that’s been leaving womens’ underarm hair with a colorful upgrade to shades of purple, red, green and blue might just give additional meaning to the expression “Does that carpet match the drapes?”
That’s what some women have been doing lately, according to an article published in the Los Angeles Times this week. A Seattle-based stylist may have sparked that flame after receiving over 30,000 shares of a blog post she created by dying one of her clients’s armpits the same color blue as her hair, notes the Times.
“We laughed and marveled at the beauty of her blue pit hair. It was too good to be true. The color in her pits perfectly matched the color on her head,” wrote Seattle stylist Rachel Hunt on her blog. “I felt a major win for body hair.” The name of her salon is Vain, note the the Times.
Celebrities such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Lily Allen, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, and Britney Spears have all been caught hairy-handed at one point or another. And let’s not forget, back in June of 2011, when Lady Gaga was sporting smurf blue hair on her head, genitals, and — yes — even her armpits while putting on one of her outrageous performances at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.
On social media, however, the reactions have been mixed. Trending under the hashtags #armpithair and #dyedarmpits were the following Twitter comments:
— grandma (@itsfaithtaylor) November 26, 2014
#armpithairWtf you dont dye it! You shave itThis country has lost it
— ‘OutLawChick’ (@brakenthelaw) November 26, 2014
— Gangsta Fashun (@GangstaFashun) November 21, 2014
— Roo (@RooGirl78) November 26, 2014