Whether you’re a once-in-a-while shaver, a waxing aficionado, or opt for the au natural look, body hair is a part of life. Regardless of what your hair downstairs looks like, the style you choose should empower you and make you feel confident. About 75% of women remove hair from down there, with some even going completely bare. Who can we blame for this desire for a clean-shaven pubic region? Playboy magazine.

With the introduction of the bikini in 1946, the norm was set for women to trim their pubic area. Then, in the 1950s, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy introduced bare, scantily clad models with zero body hair. In turn, these women became the benchmark for female body hair.

Over the years, female body hair has become increasingly visible in popular culture and the desire to go completely bare is steadily becoming a thing of the past. Body hair shouldn’t be anyone’s decision but your own, and you should have fun with it. Here are some fun designs you should try for your next wax appointment or shave session.

The Martini Glass

If you’re a cocktail lover, this is the style for you. This sophisticated spin on the classic landing strip will have you feeling like a Bond girl. Just remove hair from the sides and underneath and leave a small triangle. Just make sure you tell your waxer shaken, not stirred.

The French Wax (AKA The Landing Strip)

This style will bring out your adventurous side. The Landing Strip consists of all hair being waxed except for a thin rectangular strip. Your partner is sure to say “Ooh la la” when they see this Parisian look.

The Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger is great for those who don’t want to go fully bare, but still want a sleek and groomed style. This style features a small, round sphere of hair. This style is easy to maintain and perfect for satisfying the minimalist in you.

The Dyed Diva

Who says the carpet has to match the drapes? Dyeing your nether region is a fun option if you’re the bold type. Just remember, some types of dyes can be as harmful to your pubic hair as they are to the hair on your head. Be careful when applying it to your pubic area and make sure hair is the only thing getting dyed!

The Forbidden Forest

There is nothing wrong with going au natural. In fact, it’s good for you! Pubic hair acts as a gatekeeper. Going with a natural look down there can actually help protect your body, plus it can help with the spread of pheromones, leaving you more desirable to your partner.

 

Taking care of your pubic hair shouldn’t be a negative experience. Whether you’re shaving intricate patterns, dyeing with bold colors, or letting nature do its thing, have as much fun with your pubic hair as you do with the rest of your body hair. Explore, try different options, and find the style perfect for you.