Philadelphia aesthetician Melanie Engle, whose specialty is eyebrow shaping, is no stranger to odd requests. But nothing prepared her for being asked by one client to book a bikini wax appointment for her 8-year-old daughter.

“The first thing I had to do was try and stay calm, and not yell ‘What are you thinking?’ ” said Engle. “This wasn’t about the girl developing hair early — it was the mother’s obsession with wanting her daughter to be a supermodel.” 

Waxing body hair — from the simple shaping of an eyebrow arch to the painful transformation of the bikini line — has long been a rite of passage for adult women. But now, more mothers around the U.S. are taking their tweens — kids 10 to 12 years old and some even younger — to salons to get body hair removed.  

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Are pre-teens too young for bikini waxes?
Philadelphia aesthetician Melanie Engle, whose specialty is eyebrow shaping, is no stranger to odd requests. But nothing prepared her for being asked by one client to book a bikini wax appointment for her 8-year-old daughter.

“The first thing I had to do was try and stay calm, and not yell ‘What are you thinking?’ ” said Engle. “This wasn’t about the girl developing hair early — it was the mother’s obsession with wanting her daughter to be a supermodel.”

Waxing body hair — from the simple shaping of an eyebrow arch to the painful transformation of the bikini line — has long been a rite of passage for adult women. But now, more mothers around the U.S. are taking their tweens — kids 10 to 12 years old and some even younger — to salons to get body hair removed.

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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 7:44:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I was on swim team in middle school, there was a girl who definitely could have used one
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 8:06:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, every girl could use one.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 8:51:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dude, 8 year olds have massive pubes, dude.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 9:32:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
its there own motherfu#kewn busniess
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 10:07:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
if you cant drive, you cant wax
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 10:14:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kill them in the womb, or grow them up fast. The devil hates children.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 11:01:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they want it, there's no problem. It shouldn't be anyone's idea but theirs, though, and the mothers pressuring it is kinda creepy.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 11:06:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
that might be the creepiest thing i've heard in quite some time. the problem isn't necessarily with the 8 year old but the mother that is making appointments to get a bikini wax. that's insane.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 11:46:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/08 - 8:51:12 AM imajical wrote:
Dude, 8 year olds have massive pubes, dude.

rofl
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 12:31:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
omg
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 12:53:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
F*ck yes they're too young.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 1:05:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
8 years old? I guess it's up to each girl, I don't see why not, especially if they're swimmers and it's going to improve their self esteem
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 2:58:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
WTF?
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 3:21:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they have enough hair and they need to wear a swimsuit and they are concerned about it, bikini waxes are fine. I think waxing is probably the best method for hair there.
I guess some girls are going through puberty at an early age.

However, other waxes...like a brazilian wax or whatever? I'd say they're too young for that. There's no reason to get something like that done.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 3:34:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I certainly think so.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 3:53:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
not really i mean it would be
embarrassing for them to
be at the pool or something
with it all hangin out and whatnot.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 3:55:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah most defiantly!
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 4:28:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. Unless they are.. SUPER hairy. Freakishly hairy. I think it would definitely be alright then.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 4:30:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
That shouldn't be allowed... Why the hell would she need it? Is someone going to be looking? o_O
8 year olds don't have -many- anyway
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 4:33:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! Children that young should not be worrying about stuff like that yet. I'm not sure exactly at what age girls normally get pubic hair, but I was 9 when I first did, and my doctor told my mom that I was very early. Just my opinion.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 6:08:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/08 - 10:07:23 AM juliewillard wrote:
if you cant drive, you cant wax

Agreed.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 6:33:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they want it, they should have it.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 6:33:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is no reason for an 8-year-old to have a bikini wax. It seems to be part of the sickening trend of sexualizing young girls. It's creepy.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 8:15:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/08 - 6:33:31 PM Carmella wrote:
There is no reason for an 8-year-old to have a bikini wax. It seems to be part of the sickening trend of sexualizing young girls. It's creepy.

Very creepy at that, I see all these 10, 11, &12 year old girls wearing clothing that is unimaginable for them to be wearing at such a young age. Now I know why they call them prostitots.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/25/08 - 8:17:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd rather that than having them show off their new pubes to everyone

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