There are two types of arm hair: Vellus Hair, which is short, thin, and colorless; and Terminal Hair, which is long, coarse, and is usually darker color. As people age, many experience an increase in terminal hair on their forearms, especially after major hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause). For women, an increase in terminal hair can look unfeminine, while men may feel that it makes them look unkempt and obscures their musculature. There is no need to resort to year-round long sleeves or daily shaving if you do not like the hair growth on your arms—get them waxed!
Arm waxing is also common for athletes, especially swimmers and body builders. The removal of hair from the body can help swimmers glide through the water more efficiently and body builders opt for hair removal in order to highlight their musculature and enhance the tautness of their arm muscles.