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Edited by on March 31 2009 at 8:04 AM

5 Year Old Girls Become Beauty Savy

What do you do when your 5 year old asks you for laser hair removal? Or your fourth grader asks for $150 highlights  and a mani/pedi to go with it?

An article in Newsweek talks all about this dilemma:

“Fourth graders are in the market for lush $50 haircuts; by the time they hit high school, $150 highlights are standard. Five-year-olds have spa days and pedicure parties. And instead of shaving their legs the old-fashioned way—with a 99-cent drugstore razor—teens get laser hair removal, the most common cosmetic procedure of that age group.  By the time your 10-year-old is 50, she’ll have spent nearly $300,000 on just her hair and face.”

Guess most of us don’t have to worry about that for some time, but imagine what OUR 5 year old’s are going to be asking? I’m imagining anal bleaching and Dora the Explorer temporary tattoo removal.


LINKAGE: NY Mag via Newsweek

Story by Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca does not like biographies. They are stupid and she would rather spend her time editing the site. Which she does with great vigor.