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Forums > General Industry > female models with armpit hair.

Photographer

Skydancer Photos

Posts: 21926

Santa Cruz, California, US

What's with all the dead threads being exhumed? smile

Jun 08 08 01:27 am Link

Photographer

Laura Ann Nudes

Posts: 3844

Peoria, Illinois, US

Skydancer wrote:
What's with all the dead threads being exhumed? smile

Woah...I didn't even realize it was old.  Damn.

Jun 08 08 01:29 am Link

Model

Less Than Two

Posts: 23401

Ann Arbor, Michigan, US

Umm.. Yo.
I don't own a razor.

Jun 08 08 04:39 am Link

Model

kokopopz

Posts: 245

Grimsby, England, United Kingdom

Dominick-Destruction

Jun 08 08 04:46 am Link

Model

Isis the Siamese cat

Posts: 103

San Francisco, California, US

Actually, I lived and worked in Paris for almost 8 years and the French (women) are waxing fiends - at least in the big city. FIENDS, I tell you!

Jun 08 08 04:51 am Link

Photographer

IrisSwope

Posts: 14857

Dallas, Texas, US

My sister doesn't shave her pits. But she usually wears sleeves.

The last two girls I worked with had armpit stubble, to be retouched out later, I guess

Jun 08 08 04:54 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

IrisSwope wrote:
The last two girls I worked with had armpit stubble, to be retouched out later, I guess

Ew - that's one of my pet peeves with retouching, along with nose hair!

Ew, just ew! yikes

Jun 08 08 04:56 am Link

Photographer

digital Artform

Posts: 49326

Los Angeles, California, US

Kid Creole & The Coconuts "My Male Curiosity"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXPzWI5k3Ss

dancers with armpit hair - and the dance emphasizes the armpits

big_smile

Jun 08 08 04:57 am Link

Model

i888

Posts: 417

Los Angeles, California, US

Can we please stop the French people rumors? I do laser treatments and many people in France wax, they don't shave as much becuase waxing lasts longer...  oh, and they use deodarant too, many of these hygiene tales are very old school

Jun 08 08 05:35 am Link

Photographer

IrisSwope

Posts: 14857

Dallas, Texas, US

Stefano Brunesci wrote:

Ew - that's one of my pet peeves with retouching, along with nose hair!

Ew, just ew! yikes

lol, I just used Dust & Scratches to get rid of it. But yeah, I don't understand why....

Jun 08 08 05:41 am Link

Model

Vivian de Milo

Posts: 1805

San Francisco, California, US

I have a fetish for female arm pit hair, now y'all know, kthanksbye.

Jun 08 08 05:56 am Link

Model

Ora Fireflyz Hill

Posts: 9548

Portland, Oregon, US

I could shave or not, but I don't shave down there.

Jun 08 08 06:02 am Link

Photographer

Thornton Harris

Posts: 1684

San Francisco, California, US

I've never seen a model with armpit hair. They don't exist.

Jun 08 08 11:38 am Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 36736

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I adjust body hair according to the needs of a shoot. If doing outdoor/artistic, or shots that are not as close-up, I let my body hair remain natural - actually think it can add to a shot since natural armpits are (unfortunately) uncommon - and create a "rebellious" look. For anything glamour, though, I shave armpits and legs, since hairless skin does reflect light differently. Regardless, it grows back in a couple weeks, so body hair is something you can always work with, remove or grow out as you like.

Jun 08 08 12:11 pm Link

Photographer

Ben Hopper

Posts: 4

London, England, United Kingdom

im doin this whole project involving basically beautiful women with armpit hair.
most grow especially for the shoot.
shot 7 women till now... goin to 30 for an exhibition.

Jul 22 08 05:55 am Link

Model

ChrissyC

Posts: 106

Mount Holly, New Jersey, US

i actually cant stand hair. but kudos. i could never do it

Jul 22 08 07:14 pm Link

Model

IRma Me Montreal

Posts: 16

..i don't know why but i like see « natural girls » and see female underarms (smooth or not) !! it's very strange!!

Sep 20 08 03:44 pm Link

Photographer

Split Images Studio

Posts: 456

Seattle, Washington, US

Shandra, go for it. The shaved look is artificial!!!!! Natural has always been my favorite!!!

Patrick

Sep 20 08 03:46 pm Link

Model

Alisyn Carliene

Posts: 11756

San Bernardino, California, US

LOL... i wish i could not shave mine and not hear a photographer bitch about it smile
i hate shaving my arm pits they are always itchy..
during the winter.. i tend to let them go :p

Sep 20 08 03:49 pm Link

Photographer

Skydancer Photos

Posts: 21926

Santa Cruz, California, US

LOL... this thread just won't die. smile
Every few months, someone resurrects it.... which is about how long it takes to grow a full underarm bush. tongue

Sep 20 08 07:52 pm Link

Photographer

A LaRue

Posts: 2845

San Francisco, California, US

Me!
modelmayhem.com/abil

Sep 20 08 08:05 pm Link

Model

Miss Robin Marie

Posts: 826

Upper Lake, California, US

So no armpit hair for me. I can't stand it.

Sep 20 08 08:09 pm Link

Model

IRma Me Montreal

Posts: 16

for those who have an account on flick ...i find a big pool for female underarms!!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/underarms/

Sep 20 08 09:38 pm Link

Photographer

Richard Tallent

Posts: 7092

Beaumont, Texas, US

Someone named Amanda Peet revived this. I used to have a thing for the other Amanda Peet, so I had to check it out and help with the topic bumpage...

little meeka wrote:
Emily Joe
http://modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=97519

lol... I shot with her this morning! Great model, recommended.

I have no problems with the pit hair at all for art nudes... sort of refreshing actually.

FWIW, all of the models I worked with in France shave their armpits. A little disappointing.

Sep 20 08 10:55 pm Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

Skydancer wrote:
What's with all the dead threads being exhumed? smile

maybe there haven't been enough armpit hair threads in the interim?

Sep 21 08 09:01 pm Link

Photographer

Ed Stringbourne

Posts: 16319

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I'm kind of phobic towards body hair... sad

Sep 21 08 09:04 pm Link

Photographer

Boho Hobo

Posts: 25351

Portland, Oregon, US

Ed Stringbourne wrote:
I'm kind of phobic towards body hair... sad

Me too.

Sep 21 08 09:26 pm Link

Model

IRma Me Montreal

Posts: 16

Do you shave your underarms each week? 2 times a week? how many times ...?

Sep 30 08 04:37 pm Link

Photographer

Gary Melton

Posts: 6395

Dallas, Texas, US

little meeka wrote:
Emily Joe

http://modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=97519

FYI: Emily is a great model to work with!!

Sep 30 08 04:46 pm Link

Photographer

GO GO LISTEN

Posts: 77

Love the armpit hair

Sep 30 08 04:48 pm Link

Photographer

Jazz Cat

Posts: 2944

Canal Fulton, Ohio, US

I own ten razors and I use them daily. o-o. Really, I couldnt stand it.

Sep 30 08 05:02 pm Link

Model

JoJo

Posts: 25568

Clearwater, Florida, US

Each to his (or her) own.

I shave everything, head included, because I like it. I sometimes shave off my eyebrows just for fun! wink

Sep 30 08 05:07 pm Link

Photographer

Lucian Schmit

Posts: 402

Vancouver, Washington, US

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I'm a fan of natural hair and look for models that are natural. Here is one of my favorite models (Who now has a giant tattoo sad


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http://lucian.photogserver.com/temp/4x5-03small.jpg

Sep 30 08 05:21 pm Link

Photographer

J C ModeFotografie

Posts: 14718

Los Angeles, California, US

I think armpit hair is great.  If you ever need to test your Velcro fastenings, armpit hair is tres convenient!

Sep 30 08 06:40 pm Link

Photographer

CDP Photo

Posts: 2096

Brooklyn, New York, US

PHT wrote:
I've never seen a model with armpit hair. They don't exist.

I KNOW! If they existed I would pay to shoot them, and they would be in my portfolio.

Sep 30 08 08:46 pm Link

Photographer

Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23415

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Shandra Stark wrote:
Is armpit hair on females only seen in art nudes, or other genres as well?

Not in the fashion I shoot, not in the erotica I shoot.

Sep 30 08 08:48 pm Link

Model

Chic Mademoiselle

Posts: 62

Miami, Arizona, US

Very kool arm pitt hair, very hippie chic smile

Sep 30 08 10:48 pm Link

Photographer

mErocrush

Posts: 9739

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

PHT wrote:
I've never seen a model with armpit hair. They don't exist.

Sad, but true.

Oct 01 08 02:12 am Link

Model

_Mae

Posts: 198

San Francisco, California, US

Kayla Nd wrote:
Very kool arm pitt hair, very hippie chic smile

most def agree.
smile

Oct 01 08 02:55 am Link

Model

aka Lo

Posts: 281

Fayetteville, Arkansas, US

Growing up in Germany I went a long time without shaving, it wasn't a big deal. Every girl in my ballet studio from 10 to 20 had hairy arm pits and full pubs.

I wish I could get away with that now.

My hair grows so freaking fast that if you were to bump into me out side and say raise your arms, there'd probably be a good bit of hair and I probably would have shaved within 24 hours of you asking.


I think I'll do it.
Just quit shaving my pitts completly.

Oct 01 08 03:11 am Link