Had you asked me if I would ever consider allowing my daughter to have something, anything, waxed at 10 or 12 years old I would have said "NO WAY" with most certainty! Never would I have even considered it. What a way to teach your child about self esteem, being all natural, and loving yourself however you come!
To give you some background Kristina is SUPER hairy. She was born with black hair all over her back :) It did go away but it was sure a sign of things to come. Shes just got dark hair and lots of it, I say thanks to her Dad. Kristina has very dark leg hair, arm hair and a pretty bad eyebrow, that's right, one eyebrow.
When she came home from school last year saying that some of the kids were calling her "one brow" I started thinking and talking to people. Is it wrong to get her eyebrows waxed? Shes only 8! The more people I talked to though and the more I thought about it the more I knew I was OK with it. I sat her down and explained to her that she shouldn't worry about what other people think and she just needs to love herself. However if it was bothering HER that I could take her in and get it waxed, it would hurt, but we could do it if she really felt like it needed to be done.
That was about 6 months ago and she decided that she was ready. She was going with her Aunty this weekend, before school started, to get her hair all done for school and she wanted to get her eyebrows done to. So she did it. She did awesome and loves how it looks now.
To clarify I did not let them "shape" her eyebrows just take off the middle and make sure it lined up nice with her eyes! I really wish I took before and after pictures!
Would you let your 8 year old wax?