According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal was the third most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States in 2012 with almost 900,000 Americans (82% women) opting to go completely and permanently bare. Those with buyer’s remorse who long specifically for their zapped ladypart locks can now have them back (sort of) thanks to Finnish art duo, Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri, a.k.a. Nutty Tarts.
The Nutty Tarts (in Finnish Tärähtäneet ämmät) have been working together since 2007, and their goal has always been “to do things like they have never been done before”. We’re gonna say that they lived up to that mission, and then some, with their Hairy Panties, the signature item in their trademarked Hairy Underwear Collection. They designed all three pieces in the bawdy line for women and men who want to celebrate… hairyness.
The white hipster style panties are printed with strategically placed short and curlies to give the look of a flourishing, untended lady garden. Nutty Tarts say their Hairy Panties, “are very handy if you have waxed off your hair and are now having second thoughts.” Same holds true for that laser hair removal buyer’s remorse we mentioned earlier.
If only Cameron Diaz knew about these panties, maybe she would have included them as an addendum to her advise to women against lasering their bikini area. Here’s what she has to says about it in her new book, The Body Book: The Law Of Hunger, The Science Of Strength, And Other Ways To Love Your Amazing Body.
“I hear that there’s a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bit. … Personally, I think permanent laser hair removal sounds like a crazy idea. Forever? I know you may think you’ll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won’t. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon, and all fads change, people.”
Ms. Diaz, a woman who knows a thing or two about how quickly style trends can come and go, makes an excellent point!
But for those women who have already gone the permanently bare route, now at least they have a non-surgical option that will let them reconnect, on some level, with the fond memories of having hair down there… just like biology intended.