I've been trying to wrap my head around the idea of taking a 6-year-old girl to get her legs and/or armpits waxed and I simply haven't been able to do so. Apparently, though, some moms are totally fine with that. According to waxing salons across the country, younger children are coming in to get all sorts of wax jobs. Although some spas require their clientele to be a minimum age--usually at least 16--many don't. That's why it's possible for a kindergartener to go to a spa and have her eyebrows waxed!

WTH? I'm sorry, but what kind of mom would actually think taking their young daughter to get a wax job is a good idea?

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A few months ago, I noticed my daughter Vanessa, who will be 6-years-old in July, had some hair growing on her hair right below her knees. I was a bit shocked because I thought she was way too young for that, but I didn't really make a big deal out of it. When I mentioned it to her in passing, she didn't think much of it--except to say that she was getting big. Not sure where she got that, but that's what she said.

Never in a million years did the thought of having her hair removed from her legs with wax cross my mind. I mean, we're talking about a child who just graduated kindergarten for God's sake! Why would I want to inflict pain on her at such a young age and, in the process, teach her that she must do that so what, so she can look pretty or something?

Growing up, I wasn't allowed to shave my legs until well into my teenage years. I want to say maybe 15 or 16. I didn't get my eyebrows waxed until after college--although I would've done it earlier if I didn't think it was so expensive, considering how often you have to get it done. I'm really not looking forward to the day my daughter asks if she can do any of these things, so I can't really fathom the idea of taking her to a waxing salon myself. 

How young is too young for a child to get a wax job? Share your opinion by leaving us a comment. 

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Roxana A. Soto is Features Editor of MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a girl in 3rd grade and a boy in Kinder. She loves books, languages, traveling and good food – especially when cooked by someone else.

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theha...

One with a unibrow.  I have to say that unfortunately some kids are very hairy and it makes them uncomfortable. I can see those,doing it.  As for the rest, I think 6 is too young for thAt.

SEA0701

Well i know at age 6 i would never get nothing waxed on my daughter that is way too young, I don't even get waxes... but it is true tho that there is a lot of young children that are super hairy and might get teased at school. LOL my mom got my lil sis eyebrows done but with thread and only in the middle part cause she had a unibrow. But I mean we are all different and have different types of parenting ways so we can either judge them or try to understand there reason. I rather try to understand cause we are all not perfect parents we all make a few mistakes here and there...

mamio...

just had a shaving conversation with my 8 year old..told her she could shave and pluck when she is in 5th or th depending..I started shaving in 4th grade...against parents wishes..because i got picked on! but i actually started puberty at 9 years old so i had hair in my pits...anyway...I have removed hair off my daughters back using smooth away...just once but its didnt grow back as thick so i didnt bother again..

JBolanos

For 6 yr olds way too young to be waxed etc. However I agree with SEA0701,  some children are very hairy and might get teased in at school, I think in those extreme cases it would be okay. But for those mom's that take their young children for waxing who do not have this hairy situation , are just doing this to be vain; (because probably they are vain themselves) are not doing the right thing by making their children be "grownup " before their time; it is kind of disturbing amd makes one wonder about their education and intellect level. 

I am going to get my eyebrows plucked day after tomorrow and I am 11 years old. Actually I had no problem with my eyebrow . My mom asked if I wanted to. So I said ok bring it on!
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