Jul 092009

(asked by Roz from Chamonix) Hoozah! Here’s hoping that your witty and incisive blog can help me (though perhaps ‘ask a Frenchwoman’ might have covered it better). I live in Chamonix and had my hair cut and coloured in the main hair-dressing salon today. Whilst there I saw my neighbour having a similar treatment - she and I are on first name terms, faisons la bise, and our young sons are in the same class at school and group in [Read the rest]

Aug 312007

(asked by Sculi from Citra, Florida) I knew this question was gonna be one of the very first. So let’s get it out of the way. Let’s start with the armpits. I’ll make it short: French women do shave their armpits! Pretty much 100% of French women under the age of 60 have hairless armpits. Actually, I have seen more hairy armpits in the US (I’m thinking about hippie girls here) than in France (where even hippie girls tend to [Read the rest]