New York Times: Is waxing your pubic hair déclassé?

As goes the pubic hair of wealthy professional women, so goes the nation

Published January 30, 2014 6:54PM (EST)

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The pubic tides may be pubic turning among the pubic elite, says the New York Times.

Women like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga now have pubic hair, as do wealthy professional women in other urban centers like New York City and Seattle. (Women in Oklahoma City may have pubic hair, but the Times does not specify this, so who can be sure?)

Basically, if you must wax your pubic hair, please do not mention it during one of your power pedicures. You may be exiled from the group (or worse still, banned from entering Manhattan's West Village) because, "In certain corners of Manhattan, the bald look of the Brazilian has become déclassé, more suggestive of a naked Barbie doll or a reality television starlet than an organic lifestyle of cold-pressed juice and barre classes."

You can read the rest of the Times piece here, or watch this clip from "Hair" which also sums up the new cool thing in pubic grooming:

By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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