Preteens Getting Bikini Waxes? I Don’t Think So!
Go ahead and call me old-fashioned, because I can’t seem to get on board with this new trend: letting your preteen get a bikini wax! Uni K Wax Center has an ad running for the month of July offering a 50 percent discount on all waxing services for young teens. To qualify for this deal, customers must be 15 and younger.
What would you do if you overheard a mother speaking about her 8-yr-old daughter, wondering if she should “start taking her to have her legs waxed,” because her daughter had “sprouted dark fuzz all over her legs and it’s highly noticeable”?
These salons are stepping forward and admitting that during the summer months nearly half of their clients are under the age of 16 (they want to de-hair their bodies before heading to summer camp!!!).
Here is a quote from Carol Dolgon-Krutolow, the mother of a 12-year-old daughter, who supported her daughter’s decision to get a bikini wax: “She was very adamant, you know, and she’s becoming a woman. She’s very concerned about how she looks and it’s important that I listen to her.”
Well, that’s nice. All 12-year-old girls should be considered almost women. Maybe they can consider becoming sexually active, too, at 12 years, you know, because they are almost women. Maybe 8-year-old girls should start wearing booty shorts to show off their freshly waxed legs. Heck, let’s throw on some lipstick and mascara too, while we are at it. But the main point here is that THEY WON’T GET MADE FUN OF AT SCHOOL, OR AT SUMMER CAMP, FOR THEIR HAIRY LEGS. What a relief!
I understand that a lot of children will develop hairy upper lips, fuzzy legs, and unibrows. This will be embarrassing – I know. Will they get made fun of by the other kids? Well, of course! Because everyone else is letting their kids wax and primp already! We are so worried about the fact that “girls are maturing at an earlier age; our daughters and granddaughters at 11 look like we did at 14 and 15.”
That’s because we are letting them look, at 11, the way we did at 14 and 15!
I want to ensure my daughter’s comfort as she matures and grows. I will do my best to protect her from all embarrassment, as well as the ridicule of other children. I will also ensure that my daughter has a childhood to enjoy and remember. Let’s let our children be children.
What do you think? Are you on board with this latest trend? Or will you stay old-fashioned, like me?
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