Why is body hair "unprofessional"?

Dress codes for many jobs reflect this. Men must wear pants, and sleeved shirts. Women may wear mid-length skirts and sleeveless tops. But women are expected to shave their legs and armpits, so no body hair is ever shown.

Why is body hair unprofessional?

There are even men with unusually hairy arms who feel the need to shave or wear long sleeves in professional settings. And even beards are sometimes still seen as unprofessional.

Why is body hair unprofessional?

Why is body hair so bad?

Everybody has it. We know it's not unhygienic or anything. In fact it's a sign of developmental maturity and competence to have well-groomed body hair, not laziness or inexperience. So why is it still so taboo in many so-called "professional" settings?

Why is body hair "unprofessional"?
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