Blame the Kardashians!
According to several salon owners, more and more kids under the age of 12 are coming in and getting waxed — and that includes bikini waxes.
Melanie Engle, an esthetician in Philadelphia, says one of her clients requested a bikini wax for her 8 year old daughter. 8. YEARS. OLD!!!
That's too young!
Engle adds that 12 years old has become the "new normal" to start waxing.
Nance Mitchell, a salon owner in Beverly Hills, adds that 20% of her clients that come in for bikini waxes are tweens. Nance adds:
"The increase began a couple of years ago. Some kids come in with their mothers when the mothers are getting waxed, so they want to do it too. One 10-year-old had thick hair coming down her leg, and she had a bikini and leg wax because she couldn’t go to camp like that without getting teased."
But wait, it gets creepier!
Wanda’s European Skin Care Center in New York City gives discounts for waxing "virgin hair". The salon advertises the procedure on their website, saying:
"Virgin hair can be waxed so successfully that growth can be permanently stopped in just 2 to 6 sessions. Save your child a lifetime of waxing… and put the money in the bank for her college education instead!"
[Image via AP Images.]