A few months back I wrote a post that explored the way little girls are brainwashed into believing that their confidence and self-worth is derived from their looks. It touched on the "hot new trend' of Mamas taking their baby girls (as young as 6-years-old) for waxing. You know... legs, armpits, bikini area. Gotta be baby smooth for that trip to Chuck E. Cheese, after all. Have you seen some of the hairy girls crawling around in those Skytubes? Like a colony of hamsters they are.
When I wrote that post in April, the realization that mothers are actually subjecting their daughters to hot wax treatments - and the fact that unscrupulous salon owners are performing and profiting from it - was shocking, but in the back of my mind I held the small ray of hope that this was just a small trend that would eventually go away.
Well, no such luck. De-fuzzing the barely-fuzzed seems to be here to stay, and as one spa owner in Manhattan predicts, "In 10 years...waxing children will be like taking them to the dentist or putting braces on their teeth." -NY Post
Of course this is not news to informed Mamas, trend watchers and regular readers of Reign. However... it is certainly still creepy as hell.
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