As a child, the biggest issue with swimming was figuring out which cat print I wanted on my one piece. While I did feel occasional twinges of self-consciousness for being slightly chubby, going to the pool was really not a big deal. (Until I hit my late teens, which is another story.) And it certainly wasn’t something I got primped up for. Now, however, one waxing salon is targeting girls 15 and under by offering them huge discounts. So should these young women be concerned about appearances this early in life, or could such a treatment be detrimental to their well-being?
It looks like the salon isn’t exactly offering their services to boost girls’ self-esteem, either. Instead the owner said that, “Girls get bored when they go out with their Moms to do errands…At our centers, the daughters often come along and look at their mothers getting waxed and they have questions and they’re not part of the fun and it just becomes a regular activity.” So…getting a painful bikini wax is supposed to be part of a fun day with mom? That could make for some therapy fodder. [via Buzzfeed]
What do you think of this offer?