How Soon Is Too Soon To Wax Your Daughter's Bikini Line?

The answer to this one may be obvious — no matter how liberal a parent may be, I think everyone can agree that it's too soon if the kid doesn't have any pubes — but no! Manicures for babies. Eyebrow waxes for 11-year-olds. 6-year-olds getting perms. Bikini waxes for 12-year-olds. These things are apparently happening all over America, according to the piece aired on Good Morning America today. They suggest that young girls are heading into salons at all ages to get beauty treatments done — at the encouragement of their mothers — and I can't even begin to wrap my head around it. Sure, I was one of those late bloomers who waxed the furry caterpillars off of her face for the first time at the junior prom (and that was very overdue — trust me) and in hindsight, even that feels a little too young. But this was a decade ago, and obviously times, they are a'changing. So I ask, how young is too young? Discuss.

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Kat Callahan

Started shaving around 11 or 12. Was not a fan, am not a fan. If I could afford to laser off everything besides my head, I totally would. I asked for razors, and I got them. I usually tweezed my own eyebrows, and I only hit up a salon on big deal picture days. My parents never said a thing either way.