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My 14 year old daughter wants to start plucking her eyebrows,should I let her?

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bigbluebutterfly Sun 23-Mar-14 17:15:42

Shes pretty with dark brunette hair. She really jealous of her 16 year old sister who plucks her eyebrows and has amazing waist length blonde hair,and now she wants to start plucking hers,should I let her?

goodasitgets Sun 23-Mar-14 17:16:59

Take her to have them done. My local place is a fiver for threading. Saves the mess someone inexperienced can do plucking them

thenightsky Sun 23-Mar-14 17:17:56

Yes. My mother banned me from doing mine and I was the only girl in school with a monobrow. I looked like bloody Liam gallagher sad

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 17:17:57

Does she need to pluck them ? My dd has very dark heavy brows but they are an amazing shape, Ive banned her from going near tweezers grin

Maybe get them threaded instead?

NurseyWursey Sun 23-Mar-14 17:18:02

I really don't get this 'letting her' malarky. She's 14. I just started plucking mine I didn't have to ask.

LePamplemousseMousse Sun 23-Mar-14 17:19:31

Definitely have them done professionally. Over plucked brows done by teens can ruin their looks and be hard to correct

Seminyak Sun 23-Mar-14 17:19:38

Yeah of course!! smile They're only eyebrows. It's hard to do it wrong and I don't see why she'd ask permission anyway. Part of growing up, innit!

MaccaPaccaismyNemesis Sun 23-Mar-14 17:20:57

The only thing I've ever had done at the beauticians has been my eyebrows. £10 every 6-8 weeks and no fussing. Waxing or threading though I prefer getting them waxed as I think it gives a longer lasting result.

Martorana Sun 23-Mar-14 17:22:01

How were you planning to stop her?

Flicktheswitch Sun 23-Mar-14 17:22:57

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NigellasDealer Sun 23-Mar-14 17:23:53

well they are her eyebrows........
would she not just start if she wanted to?
best to warn her though that they may not grow back! this happened to a friend of mine but luckily she had done a good job.
Be sure she knows to pluck from underneath not above.

crazynanna Sun 23-Mar-14 17:24:17

DD (15) just had hers threaded on Friday.

£5 for 4 minutes of sore

They look absolutely fab

Bonsoir Sun 23-Mar-14 17:24:31

God know, I think home-plucked eyebrows on teenagers look terrible. If she has "problem" eyebrows take her to a really good specialist salon.

Bunbaker Sun 23-Mar-14 17:24:53

DD has been having her unruly eyebrows waxed since she was 12. It makes a huge difference.

sooperdooper Sun 23-Mar-14 17:25:18

I don't really understand why she asked, at her age I just started doing things like plucking my eyebrows, dying my hair etc - do agree it'd be nice for her to get them done though, they have brow bars in some boots and super drug now where you don't need an appointment

mrsjay Sun 23-Mar-14 17:25:33

god yes my dd would have a monobrow if i didnt let her poor kids hates them she has been having them done since she was 10 on and off and regularly since she was at least 14 I wouldnt allow your dd free with a pair of tweazers (sp) as i have seen some over plucked brows take her to get them waxed or threaded

MizTiggle Sun 23-Mar-14 17:26:21

I'd go for somewhere professional. I started over plucking mine when young and now have random bald patches sad

ChocolateSnowflakes Sun 23-Mar-14 17:27:27

I plucked mine as a teen but don't remember needing to have permission. When I fucked them up, it was my own fault! All part of growing up I guess. I would advise her to have them threaded instead though, it only costs a fiver and does a far better job.

mrsjay Sun 23-Mar-14 17:27:46

I have seen the new look for girls is shaving them off and drawing then in EEEEKKK shock

WTFlike Sun 23-Mar-14 17:29:49

My 13yo has been getting hers threaded for about a year. I'm well jel, they look great.

thornrose Sun 23-Mar-14 17:30:30

This is going to sound terrible. Oh hell I've had a glass of wine I'm going to say it. I sometimes wish my 14 yo would have her eyebrows done. I would obviously never, ever mention it to her because she is clearly happy with them, which is not great.

Eyebrows can be horribly over plucked and ruined. I agree with everyone who says take her to get them done professionally.

mrsjay Sun 23-Mar-14 17:32:25

does she do them herself thorn if you think they are a bit iffy drop hints to her about threading

43percentburnt Sun 23-Mar-14 17:33:22

Yes definitely. My daughter is really good at doing her eyebrows. She has even done mine! Get her to watch a few instructional vids on you tube first.

Diamondcassis Sun 23-Mar-14 17:38:28

I do both DD(16) & DS(14) brows! DD had hers done professionally the 1st time aged 14 & we were both in tears for an hour, they looked awful, too grown-up & shaped, so she has just asked me to tidy them since. Couldn't believe it when DS asked me to sort his mono recently, felt very privileged.

bigbluebutterfly Sun 23-Mar-14 17:45:18

I have decided to let her. ;-)

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