You’ll find them plastered all over fashion magazines, TV and adverts – there's no denying that shaven male bodies are on trend. But male hair removal is nothing new. In fact, it’s been going on since the Stone Age. The Pharaonic Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans were all fans as well. There's been many periods over the years during where hairless men were considered the ideal of beauty. Thankfully, hair removal methods have also changed from what was once a painful and barbaric process! Back then, hairs were scraped, burned, scratched or ripped from the body using animal teeth, torches, pumice or hot wax. Perhaps that explains why the men of the wild 70s and vibrant 80s proudly sported thick fuzz on their heads and chests, before the male body shaving trend resumed once again?
Fashion-conscious young men of today tend to go for an interesting combination: a thick hipster beard up top with little-to-no body hair from the chin downwards. And this trend doesn’t look to be fading any time soon. This could be because modern hair removal methods are gentler and easier than ever before. But as with all trends, they come and go.
Ultimately, whether or not you shave your body is up to you. All that matters is that you feel comfortable in your own skin and use reliable shaving and care products to avoid irritation. We recommend the NIVEA MEN Body Shaving Range.