Hair removal has long been a form of grooming mostly reserved for women, with most men having favoured the ‘au natural’ look which usually meant that grooming equated to a well-kept beard. However, recent trends suggest that the pressures of hair removal have now reached the realms of manhood.
While male privilege permits men far and wide to showcase their underarm hair, leg hair, facial hair, whatever-hair they so please, without as much as a bat of an eyelid, figures from Mintel show that young British men are increasingly dappling into the world of hair removal.
In fact, research has found that this year 46 per cent of British men removed hair from their bodies, up from just over a third (36 per cent) in 2016. And it appears that no region of a man’s body is deemed too private, as a plucky 57 per cent of young males aged 16-24 say they have shaved, waxed and lasered their way to smooth pubic areas, compared to 40 per cent in 2016.
Is this the Love Island effect in full swing? Men have been bombarded with images of baby-smooth torsos and generally hair-free bodies from the likes of Wes Nelson, Jack Fincham and Adam Collard, to name a few.
Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/body/part-46-men-remove-body-hair-best-products-use/233