Women’s style has always been at the ever-changing whim of fashion trends. And pubic hair is no different.
But surgeons at DHI Global, who usually specialise in men’s hair transplants, are reporting a sharp rise in women requesting bikini line restoration after inadvertently damaging their own hair follicles as they groom.
In addition, they say celebs including Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Lady Gaga – who all embrace full growth down below – have inspired women to reclaim the natural look.
The clinic, which is based off London’s Harley Street, has seen more female patients than ever – with a record number of 22 seen, last month.
‘We started offering body hair restoration because women would come to us asking for it. Initially, we didn’t realise the market existed to such an extent, but now it’s a core part of our business,’ says DHI’s founder Kostas Giotis.
Here, 42 year-old Monica, from London – who asked us to protect her identity – tells her story exclusively to MailOnline.
Preparation: Monica is given an anaesthetic in advance of having her donor hairs removed
‘I spent years cultivating the smooth look and, for a long time during the Baywatch era of the 90s, I loved it. I was young and indulging in passionate relationships with men, so always wanted to look my best down below.
‘Much of my grooming regime involved waxing in salons, but that was expensive, so I later tried cost-effective DIY strips which seemed harmless.
‘But, after several years, I gradually stopped. I got into a serious relationship and later married, then – after the birth of my son – I saw my body in a different way. I didn’t want to groom as much, especially as my husband agreed that he preferred the natural look.
Bald patches: After years of over-grooming, Monica suffered some follicle damage
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