While preparing for summer camp, female adolescents check lists are shaping up to look something like this: Bug spray? Check. Sneakers? Check. Waxing treatment?!Before heading up to Maine for the summer, mothers are taking their tween and teenage daughters to the beauty salon to have their legs, under arms, and even bikini lines waxed, in addition to keratin treatments to tame frizzy hair, the The New York Times reports.
While it may seem completely unnecessary to subject young girls to these treatments, mums swear its to reduce the stress for their daughters who now won’t have to worry about blowing drying their hair or bringing a pink razor to camp.
“If you do it once or twice a year, it’s not that much chemical for a young kid, and you’re relieving them of their own insecurities,” Rita Hazan, founder of a Manhattan salon that carries her name, told the Times.
Prices can run up to $350 for a keratin treatment, $130 for a “teen clean” facial, and $25 just to wax the upper lip.
Even grown-ups don’t usually get so pampered when they’re about to go camping–why a 12-year-old girl would feel the need to do so is totally beyond us.
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