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DD 11 wants her eyebrows waxed...

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ziggzagg Sat 07-Oct-17 14:29:18

Should I? I think she's too young! Just turned 11 in July...

Schvitzing Sat 07-Oct-17 14:32:17

What do they look like? Is she likely to take matters into her own hands Mine were great but I plucked them to nothing in my teens.....37 and no sign of them ever growing back. If I was having mine waxed I MIGHT have left them alone and not have to draw them on every bloody day!

SquidgeyMidgey Sat 07-Oct-17 14:32:29

DD (10) has a thick, dark monobrow and I've waxed the centre for just over 2 years with a veet cold strip. I dont tidy the other bits but thanks to Cara Delavigne her brows are trendy!

MrsJayy Sat 07-Oct-17 14:33:30

What do you mean to young? If the girl is self concious then i think you should let her my 20yr old has been getting hers done since she was 10 not regularly mind you but she had a monobrow

user1497357411 Sat 07-Oct-17 14:34:19

If she is unhappy about the way she looks, why not? Just tell her, that she cannot then comment on the other childrens' unkept eyebrows.

Hulababy Sat 07-Oct-17 14:34:50

Dd was probably around that age when she started getting them threaded. Didn't really think about her being too young tbh.

SquidgeyMidgey Sat 07-Oct-17 14:34:54

Btw i started doing it because the little madams in her class were making her life a misery over it so she locked herself in the bathroom one day and massacred her eyebrows with DH's razor. Fortunately she didn't hurt herself and it was the first weekend of the summer holidays so they grew back. I said I would tidy the middle for her if she promised to never do that again.

MrsJayy Sat 07-Oct-17 14:35:47

My eldest shaved hers off she didn't even mention she was bothered by them

ziggzagg Sat 07-Oct-17 14:35:51

Pic attached grin

deepestdarkestperu Sat 07-Oct-17 14:35:57

I would let her get it done professionally - you don’t want her trying to do it at home and totally destroying them!

Hoppinggreen Sat 07-Oct-17 14:37:10

My DD has been having them done since she was 12
For holidays she has them slightly tinted too

MrsEileithyia Sat 07-Oct-17 14:38:50

I think your DD has lovely eyebrows but if she is self conscious let her do it.

silkpyjamasallday Sat 07-Oct-17 14:43:36

If she is feeling uncomfortable about them then you should let her make decisions about her own body. I had a monobrow as a child and got bullied horribly over it, my mum let me start plucking them at 8 and I felt much better. But she was strict about removing any other body hair so I nicked razors to do my armpits, pubic hair and legs, I had hit puberty a lot younger than my peers and it was horrible being teased for having pubic hair/armpit hair/leg hair. I also got picked on for having a moustache it was awful. DD looks as though she has inherited my eyebrows unfortunately for her, it's hard to know whether to help her with them before she gets bullied or wait until it bothers her. Or perhaps it won't but my experience changes my view on this subject.

Your daughters eyebrows don't look as if they need neatening up or are a monobrow at all, is she wanting it done because of YouTube makeup tutorials and the like? If that was the case and its more of a vanity thing than an insecurity I wouldn't allow it to be waxed as it is a lot of maintenance, but you could get her a decent set of tweezers so she can shape them herself? And maybe a brow makeup kit to play with?

MrsJayy Sat 07-Oct-17 14:48:24

Her eyebrows are lovely what does she want doing to them is she wanting them thinner? I would take her to a browbar see what they suggest.

RavingRoo Sat 07-Oct-17 14:49:05

Threading is better at her age

Santawontbelong Sat 07-Oct-17 14:49:43

Why would you let her be miserable over something you can change?

ziggzagg Sat 07-Oct-17 15:00:27

Sorry she's not miserable over them! I said I was getting mine done and she asked if she could have hers done too! Doesn't matter now she changed her mind once we got to the salon!grin

FaithAgain Sat 07-Oct-17 15:09:34

I would go for threading over waxing if you can find someone locally. It's less painful and gives a better finish IMO.

magpiemischeif Sat 07-Oct-17 15:10:39

Ah, what about tweezering out any bit she doesn't like? Cheap and you could easily stop at one hair if she changes her mind. If you only do the stragglers between and underneath the main brows shouldn't be a problem.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 07-Oct-17 15:12:29

She has lovely eyebrows but Id let her if she's feeling self conscious. Threading is much better and looks more natural than waxing though.

U2HasTheEdge Sat 07-Oct-17 16:17:23

Threading for me is much more painful than waxing! Threading bloody hurt me badly. No pain at all with waxing and they look much better.

I had mine threaded for years until my friend asked me why I was putting myself through pain.

KoolKoala07 Sat 07-Oct-17 16:27:59

I'm a beauty therapist and we regularly have clients around your daughters age.
She would only need a little tidy up underneath and in the middle.
If she concerned about pain I would choose waxing over threading. Much quicker.

Aeroflotgirl Sat 07-Oct-17 16:32:23

Go for it. Get them done professionally though. Your dad brows look lively, personally I don't think she needs them done, there is hardly any hair. At that age I had thick dark mono brow (Mediterranean decent). I hated it as a young child, and would have loved to know about waxing.

hannahintime Sat 07-Oct-17 16:33:46

Get them done!

Delilah21D00LoT Sat 07-Oct-17 20:56:43

I said No to my DD when she was 12, so she went off and dealt with them herself with tweezers. There wasn't much left after that and it wasn't a great look. So she's spent 18 months filling them in subtly with Brow pencil and shadow. She stopped using tweezers at my request (repeated requests!) and she now has them dealt with properly by a beautician (who is also a friend). They look really nice and normal now - I wish I'd added in the first place. Our beautician has also taught my DD the correct way to look after her eyebrows if she feels the urge to deal with a random appearing hair.

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