Edited by Rebecca Alexander
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