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And now Dermaplaning. When will it be okay for women to have hair?


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by Kate Demolder
19th Feb 2021

Read time: 9 mins

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Dermaplaning makes use of a small, sharp blade atop a long piece of plastic which is then used to gently shave downy vellus hair from different areas of the face

Self-improvement is a seemingly never end task for the aspiring beautiful woman – but where is the breaking point?

At 27 years of age, the crass dictatorship of self-optimisation has seen me reside within its target market for some fifteen years now. Within this time, the needs of the aspiring beautiful woman have, understandably, changed. While this process still requires paramount obedience on the part of the woman in question (overt femininity, indefinitely extended youth and a perennially likeable disposition) the times we live in now also demand much more (admittance of privilege, vocality...

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