Question:

Is one allowed to cut hair other than head and facial hair during sefira (e.g. nose, ear, arms etc.)?

Answer:

Essentially the minhag not to cut hair applies to all hair of the body and not only to facial hair. However it is permitted for a woman to tweeze unsightly hair such as from her eyebrows nose ears, as this is not considered taking a haircut. (In general for a man, it is not permitted even not during sefira because of lo tilbash).  A married woman may shave her legs if not shaving them will bother her husband.

 

Sources:

O:CH 551-12, Aruch Hashulchan ibid 31, Kovetz Halachos (Sefira) 10-1,2,  Hilchos Chag Bchag (Sefiras Haomer) 7-14 ftnt. 55, M:B 79, Y:D 182-1.

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