The appropriate age for eyebrow threading depends on the method used. For waxing, the esthetician recommends waiting until age 20 to avoid accidentally removing too much hair. For threading, she recommends waiting until at least 14 years of age, the year when the skin’s sensitivity begins to diminish.
On the other hand, the end of middle school is a good time to start threading eyebrows – around 12 or 13, saying that 13-14 is the right age to start threading.
We recommend that teens wait until age 16, the year of the first big dance in school. But if they have a unibrow, they should start as early as possible.
Can 12 year olds get their eyebrows threaded?
Yes, never thread your eyebrows. If they’re a little thick, that’s fine. You can tweeze them back into shape when you’re a little older. Thick eyebrows are in now. Don’t ever thread the top either.
Not if you’re a hairier girl. Why can’t you thread them? I’m not a very hairy girl, but my daughter was and developed earlier than me. It was important for me to meet her needs when she needed it. Not based on my history. Tell your mom that’s fine, but do some chores to make up for it, please.
That would be really stupid. Threading facial hair increases the chances that it won’t grow back. Eyebrow shapes that are in vogue today will be out of style in the future. Look at pictures of eyebrows from the past, they change dramatically, usually every 5-10 years, expect them to change.
So, the shape you like today will become ugly at the age of 17 and you will be able to do nothing but walk around with eyebrows you don’t like and can’t change.
It’s better to shave them off, the hair will grow back, so you’ll have options in the future.
Should 11 year olds pluck their eyebrows?
Body autonomy is important for children, but at age 12 it is especially important because it is in the formative years. Allowing tweens and teens to make (reasonable) decisions about their appearance is important for them to grow up.
Plucking their eyebrows is not a big deal. If they get it wrong, the worst that can happen is that they walk around with deformed or over-plucked eyebrows for a few weeks. Failure during adolescence makes us grow up. She will learn and become a better adult than if you forbid her to do something so simple.
And trust me, as a teenager of yesteryear, she will pluck her eyebrows behind your back. It’s best to have an open line of communication in case she makes a mistake or needs advice.
If the 12 year old girl had wanted to wax her eyebrows, she probably would have done it without telling me, but knowing her, she would have learned as much as possible about the mistakes that can be made and how to go about it for the best results.
If it was important to her to know more and she wanted my opinion, she would have told me and we would have discussed some of the things about hair removal that she might need to know.
Body image is important to a child as they grow and mature. It’s not my place to prevent that because I don’t want my (former) baby to grow up. In fact, it is the role of the parents to help with this development.
We don’t think it’s always possible to set a chronological age to determine when something is appropriate or allowed, but rather to take cues from your child’s emotional, intellectual, physical and social state.
If my 12 year old daughter wanted to follow a trend, we would have to have a much longer series of discussions than if she had very full eyebrows and would be better off with some thinning.
If the girl was teased because of her appearance, that opens another can of worms that may need to be addressed on multiple levels. I might even consider taking her to an esthetician to learn how to wax properly and maintain a natural look. I say this because it is possible to wax too much and have to live with those results for the rest of your life.
We set an arbitrary age limit for many things, often based on our own experiences, but we need to be flexible enough to take into account the maturity of the child and the possibility that the limit we set is too rigid.
Each situation may be similar, but it is also unique.
Can I wax my 10 year old eyebrows?
Why wouldn’t it be okay? At 10, she can get her hands on a razor and go broke. Imagine if she tried scissors! I’m surprised she hasn’t started plucking them “behind your back”.
Eyebrows are there to frame your face. Like artwork, they help divide your face into three and are one of the most noticeable aspects of your first look and first impression of others. They are as important as a nice haircut. If you let her cut her hair, …. do you see where I’m going with this? If her eyebrows or one of her sons’ eyebrows are growing wildly, and could become unibrowed, and the child asks for this hair removal procedure, it is perfectly normal at age 8. The emotional damage of being teased at school could be much worse.
Make it a special day for her to remember. Having mom come to her rescue and save the day will be a bonding moment. Do it on a Friday so the rash is gone before school on Monday. Start with yourself if possible. Almost every nail salon in the US also has a good waxer (as they did before the world knew about COVID 19). If she’s never felt her hair being pulled out at the roots by hot wax, test it on her pinky hair. If she wants to continue, you have done your job as a parent. Present her with the facts and what to expect, get her consent and make her feel good. This is part of her body’s autonomy.
Waxing is less painful than any other method I’ve tried, with the exception of laser hair removal. It’s better to go to a professional than to use adhesive strips that you have to cut out of a bow and hope you don’t make a mistake.
Many children have their ears pierced as babies. In comparison, an eyebrow pluck is nothing more than proper grooming.
Is waxing ok for 14 year old?
If you really want to wax, be aware that it can be painful. For this reason, we think waxing is a bad idea, and suggest that mothers buy their daughters an electric razor instead. Depending on the sensitivity of your daughter’s skin, the razor may hurt or even burn her.
We agree with other women that an electric razor is a good, gentle start if she wants to get rid of her hair. We don’t recommend waxing until she’s older. Their skin is sensitive, and careless beauticians have been known to burn clients.
On the other hand, other moms say that waxing is not that bad. We try to put it in perspective: Getting a razor cut hurts a lot more than pulling on the wax strips.
Another mom who calls says waxing is much less painful and takes much less time than waxing. So, if her daughter really wanted to wax and she obviously had a unibrow or mustache, she would consider taking her to the barber. We hope it’s something she’ll put off until high school or never bother with, but if she really wants it, we don’t see a problem.
The kids have seen their mom waxing her legs at home a few times and have asked about it. For example, when her 8-year-old daughter wanted to experiment for fun, she waxed a small patch on her daughter’s legs and “at the time, [she] said it didn’t hurt much.
Can a 12 year old get her eyebrows done?
If your eyebrows are exceptionally heavy, you can pluck the stray hairs above your nose and on the eyelid side of the eyebrow, but never on the brow side. Plucking the upper part of your eyebrows will destroy their natural shape, which almost always suits a person’s face. All you want to do is clean them up a bit.
If your eyebrows meet in the middle and you look like Frida Kahlo, you may be able to convince your parents to let you have them professionally trimmed if necessary. Otherwise, I’d say 12 is too young to be dealing with eyebrows.