Hairy Women: Just How Much Is Okay?

What’s going on here??!!!  It’s one thing for Hillary Swank to go to a gala event with hairy armpits but to PURPOSEFULLY display hairy legs, even if you don’t have them seems pretty far out.

J. Crew’s latest tights give the illusion of very hairy legs!

Hillary Swank recently sported some serious stubble

Take our survey of hairiness to let us know what you think.

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Are You Putting Thought into Your Choice of Beauty Products?

I got to thinking about yesterday’s post, You Are What You Put On Your Skin and decided that I would dig a little deeper.  Who better to turn to as research subjects than our very own readers?!?!

Take the survey, and let’s find out just how much we are thinking about the safety of our beauty regimen!

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How Much Gabbing about Beauty is Really Happening?

I received a lot of verbal head nods to last week’s post, Gabbing About Beauty.  So I decided to see how often we talk about a beauty-related topic when chatting with friends or colleagues.

For clarification, gabbing about beauty includes anything from a simple comment about someone’s new earings to moaning about those last five pounds to a heart-to-heart therapy session about looking older.

Take the survey and let’s see where we all land!

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How Old Is Beautiful?

Brits (both men and women) think women are their most beautiful at the age of 31!  Not exactly senior citizens.  But then again, 31 is a whole lot older than the age of the typical model (who, at least theoretically, are supposed to represent the ideal of beauty).

What’s behind this result?  Could it be that with the aging population in the West, we’re all more comfortable viewing older women as beautiful?  Didn’t “40 become the new 30” thanks to ladies like Demi Moore, Cindy Crawford and Julianna Margulies?  (Clearly I’m partial to brunettes … I wonder why…) According the Herald Sun: “two-thirds of women questioned agree that ‘with age, comes beauty,’ and more than half said they became more confident in their looks as they grew older.”

Do you think the same would be true in the U.S.?  With our strong emphasis on youth (see my blog post from 5/24, Beauty in the Boardroom) could we possibly believe 30 year olds are actually more attractive than 20 year olds?  After all, youth represents far more than perkier breasts in our culture.  It symbolizes core American values like vitality, transformation, rebellion, optimism, and innocence.

Let’s find out the answer for ourselves!  Take the survey below and help answer what Americans think is the most beautiful age for women.

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