Moms Are Taking Young Daughters For Hair Waxings

Submitted by: nirosaki 7 years ago Weird
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/19513736#19513736

Yep, it"s a new trend among young moms: taking their 8- to 10-year old daughters to the spa to pretty themselves up.
There are 80 comments:
Male 975
this is crazzy...these girls are gonna swallow more --- for acceptance than my generation..this has nothing to do with taking care of yourself this is nuts..and as a ny`er im pretty offended that she somehow brought 9/11 into spa treatment gtfo
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Female 26
This makes me feel really bad about getting my nails, brows, and hair done...EVER...and I am 21. Yikes. Those poor girls!! You know what, for a kid that age, you can make them feel just as special with a home makeover.
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Female 8
After seeing those mothers oversexualising their daughters from as young as 2 part of me died inside :(
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Female 1
Jeez what the drat is wrong with these parents, they should at least tell their kids that apperance isn`t everything, and that they should drating be themselves gawwdd.
People these days.
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Female 535
Ok. That scared the hell out of me.
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Male 229
Sluts in the making. What the drat is hell with those parents?
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Female 312
This isn`t what every family in America does, merely the insecure mothers with children they`ve brainwashed into thinking they need it in order to be accepted. I`m sorry, my nieces would be just as happy with me trimming and painting their nails as they would getting it done for 40 bucks a child.
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Male 4,680
When I was a kid, watching cartoons like recess, I always thought that the whole "School hierachy depending on how good you looked" thing was an exaggeration. Apparently it wasn`t.

Our education system might suck but I am so glad I don`t go to a school in the USA if this kind of thing happens.

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Female 123
I agee with lostinkorea.

I`m one of those girls who doesn`t give a damn about all this "Bullpoo" and infact I get more respect than most people.

I just do what I love to do and /most/ people respect that I am not following everyone else.

I feel bad for these little girls who are growing up with paranoia about how they look and worrying that how they look is going to directly affect their life.

Why not just enjoy what you have, go out and feed the ducks, have a glass of wine, watch a movie, go for a walk, plant some trees and just friggin enjoy life! :D

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Female 1
The mother is pretty much teaching her children to let everyone else take care of them, not to take care of themselves..
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Male 87
@ lostinkorea
I agree with you 100%. Shame on the parents, but their not my kids i have no say in what they should do.
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Female 149
So your daughters are going to learn a pretty huge chunk of everything they know and believe about life, womanhood, and basically being a person from you, and this is your number one priority?

No.... just... no...

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Female 3,727
Okay so I just read through the comments:
To iluvpink and crimmeh:

Are you serious, there is so much wrong with this clip. What the hell are they teaching their little girls? As long as your pretty and have good skin, your going to make it in life! That is such bullpoo. That`s why we have girls today selling their vagina online to the highest bidder. They have never been taught to be self sufficient and go a little deeper inside themselves. What happened to giving back to your community, extracurricular activites and ummmm being a child? So instead with that extra time and money I am going to get my 6 year old a facial, manicure, pedicure and a waxing?? You`ve got to be kidding me! I will never take my daughter to a spa. If we have money like that then lets feed a hungry kid. All the while we can teach our daughters the real meaning of good life.

sorry for ranting...

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Female 3,727
2 Parts...

1. Hey why do we need Harvard and Columbia? Let`s just turn them into spas, cause that`s what REALLY matters! (idiots)

2. When did white girls start wearing all these cornrows in their hair??

I BLAME THE PARENTS ONCE AGAIN!

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Male 1,894
what a freeking load of crap......
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Male 162
*sigh* escaping TV commercials by getting all media online was nice while it lasted. Of course websites have advertising, but it`s been over 4 years since I had seen an actual advert. Thanks.
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Female 654
@ SammyCyanide

Can I get a facial from you? You sound like a nice person :D

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Male 335
LOVE IT!!! 9/11 is why we are such a vain society. I tell you, when I see pictures of wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan, I get a craving for a day at the spa. Just doing my part for our country.

WOW

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Female 654
This is bollocks.. I had an actual article including `Virgin Bikini Waxing` for 9 ish year-olds. Then this video CLAIMED to have it but said nothing about it.

Justice IAB! :(

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Male 452
Did that lady call 9/11, nine one one? What the hell?
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Female 583
It`s nice of you to show your true colors, sheaton.

On the other hand, most of us girls want a sweet, understanding, and real guy. I guess you`re out of luck there.

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Male 387
Like the mother said, their generation is all about looks...

WRONG

The mother gives a bad influence to their children... I mean, sure, maybe if you look good you`ll feel good about yourself, but come on!

Our world is about to end... Deal with it.

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Male 467
Meh, life rule # 1: People suck.
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Female 267
Any bitchboy who doesn`t know the difference between "there`s" and "their`s", then talks about his future daughter`s p*ssy, but calls other men "fag", is obviously still living at home with his parents and without a girlfriend. I venture to guess he rubs the lotion on his skin...
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Male 560
See theirs nothing wrong with this, and any guy that says otherwise is a fag. I want women to look pretty, and the girls in the vid seem to get it. They need to look good cause we want it. So good for them. All this means is that my kid will have pussy at 10 that knows what the f*ck shes doin and wont drag her teeth!!
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Male 2,076
sucks to reinforce the idea that beauty is everything.
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Female 1,984
I`m almost 22 and I`ve never been to a spa in my life and my skin is luminous right now. You don`t need to be pampered to have good skin/health.
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Female 1,984
I KNEW it was Texas. tsk tsk.
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Male 679
"Really appalled? So you are saying that kids don`t think like that?"

It`s not that the kids think like that, the problem is that the parents encourage it. Of course parents should encourage their kids to take care of themselves--by teaching them to be physically healthy and not make back choices. When it comes to self image, parents should explain that looks aren`t everything in life, and smart people who work hard go farther than those who simply look attractive.

In this video, the parents were basically saying "yes, if you are ugly everyone will hate you."

...Which has the added problem of giving the kids permission to dislike other people simply because they aren`t physically attractive (which leads to racism against ethnicities and people with disabilities!)

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Female 525
Really appalled? So you are saying that kids don`t think like that? That they don`t think that every other kid looks at them and won`t like them if they aren`t pretty or wear certain clothes? Really? Because I`m 39 and remember thinking the EXACT same thing all 12 years of regular school.
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Female 349
This is disgraceful! That one girl, "If you`re not pretty or have good clothes people aren`t going to talk to you... they`ll think you`re weird.."

Those mothers don`t deserve to have children! I`m absolutly appaled by this!

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Female 525
Ok well not a single kid in that video had "waxing" and it was never mentioned.
Exaggerate much submitter?
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Male 557
crimmeh ill give you your third facial

i couldnt finish the video
it just was so disgusting

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Female 168
"Beauty on the inside will show on the outside, absolutely. But our girls need to know that beauty on the outside can also show inside."

Huh. Didn`t know that.

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Male 17,512
This is exactly what creates these stuck-up shallow pin-headed princesses seen on reality tv.

Should be considered child abuse, These girls will only learn how to order food in a fancy restaurant, Look beatiful, And spend men`s money.

Could be so much more, What a waste.

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Female 1,413
i have no problem with this. teaches them to take care of their skin and feel pretty. they arent doing a lot to change their appearance, just painting theit nails, etc. not like plastic surgery or anything. perhaps the new generation will eat right and not go tanning.
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Female 103
There`s nothing wrong with these mothers taking their daughters to the spa. Hell, if/when I have a daughter, I may even take her to the spa, because it might be a fun experience for her. But it`s depressing that these girls feel that they HAVE to be pretty in order to be accepted by their peers. It`s also sad that some of those mothers have no intent to make them feel otherwise. 8 year olds should never feel that insecure. It`s unfortunate that our society has become so superficial that it causes 8 year olds to become so insecure.

I`m 19. I`ve only ever had 2 facials in my life. I do not feel that I have suffered. I don`t think I`m unattractive, but I know that I am probably not considered traditionally pretty to a lot of people. And while it may be nice to be, I don`t feel that I NEED to be. People aren`t defined by how clear their skin is, or how their mouth is shaped, or how long their eyelashes are, and there is not a single person in the world who is without flaw.

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Male 439
Wow...so going to a spa is supposed to help a young person transition in to an adult with balanced values? Sounds more like they are raising their daughters to skewed values of beauty. Ofc you should take care of yourself but going to a spa is not what i call taking care of yourself. Stop going to the spa and hire a dietitian with the money instead, then get your kid interested in some sport or something, get em moving. That`s going to do way more for your beauty than som freaking mud mask anyway. drat, i should start charging for this kind of advice :P
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Male 326
These mothers need a slap for brainwashing their children. And society needs a slap for causing this to be acceptable.
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Male 1,686
I`m into the girls at the gym wearing sweatpants, a ratty t-shirt and a look of determination...

matching Adidas-booty shorts/top...pppbbbttttt!

those poor little girls are in for a world of hurt.

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Female 267
You know, taking care of yourself is NOT something new to this current generation. I can definitely see where taking your daughter for a special day out with Mom to have her nails painted is a shared pleasure and girl time spent together. But, to engage a 4-year-old with the excuse of "skin care and looks"??? Sorry. Sorry for those little girls with mothers that opt for raising them to believe in the salons and reinforcing the visuals on beauty as opposed to healthy living physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Beauty is NOT skin deep. Those that place physical beauty foremost are missing out on so much. I pity them.

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Male 3,756
"They talked, especially the older one, about how looks are the most important thing and dictate how people will treat you, so you should care about fitting in with other people`s appearance expectations.

THAT`S the disturbing part."

Is it disturbing that they said that or disturbing because it`s true?

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Male 845
"if you take care of your outside, it shows on your inside" WTF of the day. Washing your skin doesn`t prevent you from a Vitamin C or D deficiency which causes scurvy and poop bone growth.

Idiots, they make statements before knowing whether they are true or not

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Male 15,832
This post wins the
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Male 988
"i hate kids like that... ugh *shudder* "
Phew, i thought i was alone there lol... Oh hey and your female too, lol.
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Female 901
i hate kids like that... ugh *shudder*
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Female 427
*I don`t recommend anyone getting a facial more than twice a month. It`s not necessary and over exfoliation, chemical treatments, and masques can alter the skins natural sebum production.
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Female 427
Cleansing your face doesn`t help with pimples. There are a lot of treatments we perform such as electrolysis and disencrustation that really help people who have chronic cystic acne!

The saying "beauty is only skin deep" only goes so far. Several women don`t feel good about their exterior and it is our job to help improve the things they stress over and help them relax and heal- away from day to day stress. If you don`t love the way you look, then you`re not happy. If all it takes is a facial cleansing and the application of a masque to make someone feel good- I feel much better doing that service to them rather than my client feeling as though they have to go through plastic surgery procedures to change their appearances.

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Female 427
I`m an Aesthetician- and facials are my specialty. The wrong messages simply lie in this video. The practice of going to the spa and and getting a facial helps improve skin tone, enhances aging, and prevents acne before it starts during puberty.

The most important thing that we should from this is that it helps children RELAX! It has nothing to do with forcing children to accept a world where they have to do this to fit in. It helps a child realize that their are certain activities that even adults indulge in to relax.

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Female 47
I hope they change their way of thinking..cause beauty is only skin deep. And personality > looks
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Female 4,197
i never went to that stuff, neither shall my daughters. I lived and am happy as shall they. Beauty is only skin deep
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Female 582
I feel like there are serious wrong messages in this. Like that girl who feels that in order to fit in you have to look a certain way. I feel that pressure every day and I`m in drating college (a superficial college, however).

I do like that message about the importance of taking care of your outside. It really is important to put a good image out there -- think of a business person. Who are you going to take more seriously? Someone who has a nice suit and combed hair or someone who looks slovely. Your outside is a reflection of who you are on the inside. However, there is a difference between taking good care of yourself and "keeping up with the Jones`s" Getting facials and manicures every week? That`s the latter. Teach your kids some drating financial responsibility and modesty. Paint your own damn nails and buy an exfoliating mask.

BTW, as a non-snotty & non-snobby rich kid, snotty & snobby rich kids should purge themselves from existance on this planet.

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Female 1,589
I`m almost 20, and have never been to a spa. O_O I got a manicure once, and had to pay $10 for something that chips away in a few days. So I decided to invest in a nail file (which also buffers and shines...quite cool really). Same poo.

What`s wrong with these parents though? I wasn`t allowed make up until high school (even then it was only eyeliner, eyeshadow came in close to the end of grade 10). First time I got my eyebrows done was for my middle school graduation (13), which was also my first time shaving my legs.

And so what your child has pimples? ALL of them do. Cleanse daily and don`t touch your face and wait a few years.

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Female 4,376
Personally I don`t see the problem in taking your daughter to the spa as a treat but you should also be teaching them that looks aren`t the most important thing in the world. It`s nice to feel pretty and to like being pampered on occasion but you shouldn`t make looks your life.
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Male 124
wow yea that is just sad. they are being taught from that age that they need to be pretty to be a good person? and dont tell me that they did not say that. i know that those words might not have been used but that is what they are hearing. there is nothing wroung with takeing care of yourself but when these little girls are being taught that if they are not pretty they dont matter. that is going to cause a lot of probloms.
if i ever have a kid i will not be planting those thoughts. some times i think this society is snowballing out of control. sigh.
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Male 9,306
"If you`re not pretty, people won`t accept you." (sic)

Oh honey, no...brains mean so much more! Beauty is fleeting, a mind is much more valuable.

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Male 185
"With a facial I feel like I should, like my head was an egg, and it cracked and it let lots of air through."

"If you take care of the inside you take care of the outside, and if you take care of the outside you take care of the inside."

WTF, man... since we totally gave naturally selection the finger long ago, now we have to put up with this poo. I bet you wouldn`t give a poo how you looked being chased by wild animals with nothing but small wooden spears. Seriously... what`s with all these people caring about stuff that has no meaning. I can`t wait till these girls have mental break downs when they get old and the facials don`t work anymore.

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Female 15,763
"It`s... just... the... spa."

But that`s the thing, it`s not just the spa. Them going to a spa isn`t the problem, did you hear those girls speak? They talked, especially the older one, about how looks are the most important thing and dictate how people will treat you, so you should care about fitting in with other people`s appearance expectations.

THAT`S the disturbing part.

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Female 1,963
Ok whoa people, concetra in particular. It`s... just... the... spa.

Little girls like to dress up and make themselves pretty, just like adult women. It`s a part of growing up as a girl, doing all this stuff. Going to the spa might be a tad excessive, but there are plenty worse things you could do to your kid.

If you want to take issue with society paying too much attention to appearances, then fine. But little girls going to the spa will not make one lick of difference to the problem at large.

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Female 723
"If you take care of the outside, you take care of the inside."

What the crap?!

And taking care of your skin does not have to entail going to a spa so that they can charge you $60 for face mud. Every six weeks my pretties.

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Female 414
If rich stupid parents want to spend money on superfluous things let them. Their kids are just gonna end up being a drain on society. I`ve never gone to the spa, never had my nails done, I dye my own hair (mainly because they don`t have the color in salons), and I don`t own any name anything name brand.

I still think I`m reasonably attractive, and I take care of myself. These girls are just getting a false sense of worth, but they won`t learn that till their much older.

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Female 665
Because once 9/11 occured, all I could think about was going to the spa and getting my facial.
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Female 39
Did you hear those kids? Wow. They are gonna be messed up. Beauty isn`t everything you mini tarts.
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Male 2,050
Mothers who do these things to their daughters, some of them grow up to be either... egotistic, self-centered, arrogant, bulimic, easy, narcissistic or all of the above. It`s just disgusting. These mothers need to burn in hell, drating vile, putrid, despicable human garbage. Girls at this age need to enjoy themselves and not have to worry about how they look.
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Female 223
I don`t think that kids at a spa is a really big deal. I mean, I never went as a kid, and I still don`t go now, but if parents want to do that with their kids then that is their option.

Now, although this video didn`t mention the little girls getting bikini waxes, I have read that moms do take their daughters to get it done at young ages, which is really innapropriate, but a facial? Not a big deal at all.

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Male 340
are they just dying for stories or what? taking 3 year olds to get a facial every 2 weeks is pretty retarded, up there with getting babies ears pierced and stuff, but honestly other than that who gives a crap?
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Male 62
wait better yet lets just make them look good outside so they`re so superficial there is no inside!
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Male 62
well now who says that kids need better self esteem lets just tell them they`re ugly and need a spa everyday
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Male 418
So, we are teaching our kids to over indulge themselves earlier in life so that they can learn balance later? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.
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Female 662
When I was 10-12 my mother took me to spa`s. I don`t see anything wrong with that. It didn`t say a thing about bikini waxing.
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Female 15,763
But you`re SUPPOSED to feel awkward and weird during puberty, everyone does! Because you DO look awkward! That`s what`s so great about growing up, you grow out of that.
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Female 1,401
the video i saw was not about bikini waxes... it was about moms taking their daughters to spas for facials to make them feel pretty
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Female 838
Glowy EXACTLY! Also most girls don`t hit puberty until later so there no hair to wax.
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Female 838
lol 911 caused people (kids) to go to the spa?! WTF
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Female 198
those girls in the photo`s are posing like sluts...they are just little kids, what is with the poses?!?!
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Male 354
I didn`t hear anything about waxes.
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Male 4,290
Why is this photos and sound? Surely it would have been just as easy to film these interviews? Recession hitting MSNBC harder than the others?
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Male 588
Good God what is wrong with people?!?
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Female 1,677
Hm. Gross.
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Female 654
Link: Moms Are Taking Young Daughters For Hair Waxings [Rate Link] - Yep, it`s a new trend among young moms: taking their 8- to 10-year old daughters to the spa to pretty themselves up.
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