Now in: underarm hair for women

Jun 18, 2015

Now in: underarm hair for women

by Leanne Italie

On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it is not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of “Girls” flashed her fair-colored ...

Apr 28, 2015

Shiseido offers staff promotions as profits plunge 44.4%

Cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. will promote some 2,000 beauty consultants now employed on fixed-term contracts to regular employee status through qualification tests by 2017. It comes as Shiseido’s group operating profit for the year to March 31 plunged 44.4 percent from the previous year ...

Pageant winner reflects new ideal

| Sep 18, 2013

Pageant winner reflects new ideal

by Shaun Tandon

Shortly before she was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent, Nina Davuluri was asked about a Chinese-American celebrity who admitted undergoing surgery to reshape her eyes. In the interview before a national audience Sunday, 24-year-old Davuluri tactfully avoided criticizing TV personality Julie ...

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

Mar 24, 2013

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

by Hiroaki Sato

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty, by Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), translated by Kyoko Selden. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, 287 pp., $49.95 (hardcover) China has a phrase, “the four beautiful women,” Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), the ...