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Is There An Age Limit For Bikini Waxing?

Dear Sugar
During gym time in the locker room, I've overheard that some of the girls in my grade are getting bikini waxes.

I've always thought there was some kind of age limit to get this done. Is there any possible way that I can get one without my mother finding out? Landing Strip Layla

Dear Landing Strip Layla
I've checked some renown salons and no - there is no age limit for getting bikini waxes. However, what kind are we taking here? Sides, and little off the top - or full on bare brazilian?

Hear me out because the DearSugar in me feels the need to be a tad overprotective.
If you are in middle school, I wouldn't suggest waxing. You are still going through puberty and I think that area should be left Au Natural for the time being.

However, if you are in high school I think that "Nairing" or shaving the sides (so there's nothing visible in underwear or a bathing suit) is the way to go.

By the time you are a senior I think you've pretty much fully developed. I understand why you would want to get it done - besides the pain of it feeling like you are plucking your nose hairs out one by one it looks great.

Just wait till you are at an appropriate age for it. Don't mess with mother nature until she's finished messing with you!

lickety-split lickety-split 11 years
Do NOT try this at home! If you are hairy and feel exposed in a swim suit you can try the boy short style. But if you are on swim team and it obvious that you haven't had a wax I'd say be honest with mom. No matter how young you are, if you've got the equipment you have to service it.
PrincessPixie PrincessPixie 11 years
Getting a brazillian or a vegas is cool, but unless your sexually active, not much point really, is there?
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 11 years
Jinx is right, but laser is expensive. I should know. There's no age limit. I think it's fine to get sides so you don't have pubes coming out of your bathing suit, but wait a few years to actually get used to the idea of having pubic hair before taking it all off.
hunnybunny hunnybunny 11 years
Waxing is not that bad!! Once u do it a couple of times the hairs are easier to wax. plus they stay away for a nice 2-3weeks. At least for me!! And yes maybe she should wait till shes 18 or whatever but the sooner she starts the less pain and hair. And once u make enough money u can go make an appointment for laser hair removal. that procedure is expensive!!
mj mj 11 years
Good advice Dear. WOW! there is a lot of pressure on todays' teens. I definitely took part in an occasional shaving but getting waxed wasn't much of an issue for me...maybe it should have been and noone told me! BUT I do believe you are young and have a lot of time to do all those "grown-up" things. enjoy not having to pull the skin taught when you shave your knees and save your $$$ for some cute new shoes!
tra tra 11 years
You can keep yourself neat and tidy without having to undergo the pain of waxing. Trim the hair to keep it short and clean up the sides and top with a razor (while in the tub, trust me). Wait until you are older, please.
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