If you grow it, dye it
Leftfield beauty news for 2015: dyed armpit hair. This trend can be traced back to a Seattle-based stylist, Roxie Hunt, who inadvertently broke a niche corner of the internet after she dyed someone armpits blue to match her blue hair (although it has been a mainstay of alt. girls for years.) After writing about it on her blog, in which she described the act as “direct-action feminism” and provided a how to method, the posting was shared 30,000 shares and bolstered an already bolstered hashtag movement, #dyedpit, which went onto break Instagram and the depilatory ceiling.If you don’t grow it, Taylor Swift is your armpit muse
ROFL but true – there is an entire subreddit dedicated to Swift’s armpits. Why Swift? It might seem an arbitrary choice but she is arguably the most talked-about celebrity of 2014 and loves to raise her arms. Whether performing, deflecting wings at Victoria’s Secret shows, or simply waving fervently at fans, her pits are always present and always trimmed.
Popular culture dictates that in times of crisis, depilation is a priority
A curious styling oversight this: have you noticed how often women in dire existential situations manage to stay groomed? Buzzfeed took the trouble to chart all the moments in which women on TV had seemingly more access to razors than running water and the results were staggering. From Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games to Carol Peletier in The Walking Dead and Kate Austen in Lost, all near death, all startlingly depilated.