There are several different types of hair found on the body:
Vellus: This is the fine, white hair found on a woman's face. Vellus hair grows for a limited time, never reaching any appreciable length.
Transitional: Usually a fine, brown hair found on a woman's arms. Like vellus hair, transitional hair never reaches any appreciable length.
Terminal: Hair found on the scalp that also comprises the face and body hair seen in men.