Whatever you choose to do with your body hair is totally up to you. Shave it, sugar it, wax it, laser it all off, or rock body hair the way Mother Nature intended. Either way, it's time we end the stigma surrounding women's body hair altogether. 

Unfortunately we live in a world where it's still seen as taboo for women to be anything other than hairless. But when New Jersey native and singer Halsey appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone with the slightest hint of underarm stubble this month, she was lauded by women celebrities across industries.

Thankfully some razor companies have figured out the progressive way to address body hair removal — by actually showing women with body hair. When brands use models who rock hairy pits, legs, bikini lines, brows, etc., or popular figures show their own hairy bodies, it's one way for women to feel normal and empowered in their own appearances. 

These celebrities throughout the ages flaunt their natural looks unabashedly. 

'80s icon Madonna rocks her armpit hair with her signature style. 

"Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart#revolutionoflove," the 60-year-old pop star captioned this 2014 post. Madonna has always been one to push boundaries, like when she kissed Brittany Spears on the 2003-year MTV Video Music Awards stage. Now Madonna's oldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, 22, has taken in her mom's body-positive footsteps and also opts out of removing her underarm hair. 

Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland also gave a sneak peek at her armpit hair on the red carpet.

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Posing for photos at the 2008 InStyle Best Beauty Buys Awards, the singer showed off her unshaven underarms in a sequined halter dress that is so early-2000s it's unreal. The actor, singer, and entrepreneur has never made a big deal about being one of the few celebrities to keep her body hair, and that might be the best part. Rowland became an activist for empowering girls to love and accept their own hair (from their head) in a campaign with Dove. 

Bella Thorne is unapologetically herself in every aspect of life — including her refusal to shave her underarms.  

Thorne displays a hint of peach fuzz on her armpits in this Instagram video, but that's the least shocking thing about her post. Thorne reveals that she is pouring beer on her hair to naturally lighten it, "For everyone harassing yes it’s beer. It naturally lightens ur hair and people say it’s good for u," she wrote, and shared that she is working on a new movie. "...my next film my hair has to be hunny blonde, saving me a trip to the salon." 

Thorne has been dealing with extra media scrutiny lately as her private nude photos were hacked and used as blackmail, so she posted them before the culprit had the chance.

Before her Rolling Stone cover shoot Halsey was rocking hairy underarms, but had to deal with trolls online.

In a Twitter post, an internet troll Photoshopped a sticker over Halsey's tiny bit of hair peeking out of her underarm in this series of selfies. What went from the singer feeling herself and posting two quick pics turned into a full-on retaliation. "It’s an armpit you’ve put a sticker over. Not sure what else there is here to explain?" she tweeted in a reply. 

Lena Dunham has often rocked hairy underarms and legs, but in this out-of-the-ordinary clip, she shows her 3 million followers that she, too, can use a razor if she feels like it. 

With a quick swipe of her disposable razor, Dunham is a new woman. "New armpits, who dis? (you didn’t ask for this on a Thursday but you know who to count on to give it to you and that’s me)," the actor wrote on her post. An advocate for body positivity, she donned a new look that was quite a change from what fans are used to seeing from the Girls star. 

When Miley Cyrus was going through her wild hippie phase, she, too, chose to put down the razor for a while. 

Miley Cyrus armpit hair
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The former Disney star shocked fans everywhere when she chopped off her signature long wavy brown locks and opted for a platinum blonde look. She also released an album that was a distinct departure from her Disney days. Once again, in 2015 with the help of space rock group The Flaming Lips, Cyrus redefined her image towards something more like the hippie Cyrus fans will remember from her Dead Petz era. The star outwardly showed off her body hair and even dyed it different colors too. Now she switches it up and alternates between shaving and letting her pit hair grow.

Amandla Stenberg walked the red carpet and unashamedly bared her hairy underarms. 

The The Hate U Give actor who got her start as Rue in The Hunger Games walked the red carpet in October 2018 at the British Film Institute in a low-cut black dress. In her Instagram post she acknowledged what she already knew commenters would notice about her image, "#drama #armpit" she captioned the photo. Stenberg has been an activist for race, gender, and sexuality issues openly. With this she could add body positivity to her impressive list of activism issues.

Italian actor Sophia Loren pushed back against societal standards of beauty in Europe well before keeping armpit hair was trendy.  

Sophia Loren armpit hair
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During the Golden Age of Hollywood, Loren was making feminist waves by proudly baring her underarm hair. The actor was one of the first to proudly show off her armpit hair in photoshoots and paved the way for women to come. She proved that hair clearly doesn't make a women any less feminine or elegant, as this photo is the epitome of class. 

Everyone freaked in 2017 when supermodel Gigi Hadid appeared to have armpit hair. 

Love Magazine posted its annual advent calendar in December 2017 for the days leading up to Christmas. That year the magazine focused on empowering women with physical challenges that made them look and feel the most sexy, Hadid's was a boxing routine. 

But the mini video sparked a feminist debate when it appeared she was rocking armpit hair. Hadid's makeup artist for the video said that the dark stubble was actually an accumulation of sweat and dust from the shoot, while others seemed to think it was lint that came off of the model's dark blue sweater. Whether she meant to or not, this video got people talking about armpit hair in an honest way. 

Julia Roberts made headlines without really meaning to at the 1999 premiere of Notting Hill. 

Julia Roberts armpit hair "Notting Hill" premiere
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Julia Roberts was at possibly the peak of her fame after starring in '90s classics like Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, and Mystic Pizza during the premiere of Notting Hill. Roberts wore a short-sleeved Vivienne Tam dress and shocked fans everywhere by revealing unshaven armpits. Years later on Busy Phillips' late night show, the actor revealed the motive behind attending the premiere au naturale. 

"I think I just hadn't calculated my sleeve length and the waving and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me... So, it wasn't so much a statement as it’s just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself."

Another '90s icon that kept body hair real from a young age — Drew Barrymore. 

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Throughout the '90s and early '00s, Barrymore was rising to fame with roles in various romantic comedies and as one of Charlie's Angels. The (at the time) 30-year-old was also keeping it real with her desire to keep her body hair growing. In 2005 the actor posed with designer Marc Jacobs at Olympus Fashion Week, and rocked bright purple eye shadow, a slinky black dress, and natural underarms. 

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