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BIKINI WAXES in Third Grade

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 5:30 pm in Just Bizarre.

Pedicures (photo by Todd Bennett/MCT Direct) Just when we think we’ve heard everything comes proof that we are oh so wrong. A story in this month’s Philadelphia Magazine tips us to the latest trend in grade school beauty care: facials, mani/pedis and bikini waxes. Here’s an excerpt from Carrie Denny’s story:

After years in the beauty biz, Engle had seen her share of crazy ladies demanding perfect, Glamour-cover-worthy brows. But this Crazy Lady wasn’t talking about her own brows. The brows in question belonged to Crazy Lady’s daughter. Who was eight.

After sweating through the kid’s eyebrow wax, Engle, today an aesthetician at the Adolf Biecker Salon/Spa outposts in the Rittenhouse Hotel and Strafford — and, it should be noted, one of the most sought-after eyebrow specialists in the region — was directed to give her pint-size client a … bikini wax…

“But … there’s nothing there, right?” I ask Engle (later). “I mean, at eight? Am I forgetting something?”

“Nope,” she says. “There’s not. Doesn’t matter. That’s when the mothers are starting them these days.”

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