at what age would you let your son get his eyebrows done.
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Anita - posted on 01/29/2010
I think if fixing his eyebrows make him feel more confident, then you should let him do it now. He is just at the age when other kids can be cruel, and his self esteem could lower of himself, and as a parent I know that no other parent would want that.
I will tell you one thing, I'm not sure where you live, but in our mall we have a place where they can fix eyebrows and such with a string, it is a very old way of doing things and it lasts for a really long time. I would recommend that way of removing hair to anyone, especially if it is hair you will have to continually remove.
I wish you and yours the best.
Joy - posted on 02/05/2010
Really...its eyebrows, its hair. It grows back. And too fast really! What is so wrong with having your eyebrows done as long as it looks "respectable"? It's not a tattoo or anything even remotely permanent. It is virtually harmless in my opinion & can truly do wonders for one's self-esteem, even if it something as simple as eyebrows. And lastly, its a cheap fix!! Gotta like that!
Jane - posted on 01/28/2010
My 12 yo didn't want to get his hair cut and I finally got it out of him, that he was embarrassed about his mono brow. I recently discussed this with our hairdresser who is also a friend. She said if it's effecting his self esteem, she can wax it whenever he goes for a hair cut. Oh boy, the smile on his face when he saw two eyebrows and not just one, was priceless.
Crystal - posted on 01/16/2010
As long as he's not doing something crazy like shaving lines into them I think now is a good time to start. If his eyebrows are starting to look bushy and getting out of control, now is a really good time as kids can be so mean to each other. Waxing is the best idea, studies show that waxing at an earlier age (before 16) helps train the hair follicle and will gradually stop the hair from growing. Not sure if that is something that would be beneficial to him or not but... :-)
Jodi - posted on 01/15/2010
If the brows are effecting the way he feels about himself and how he looks, or if he is getting teased about them, because he has a uni-brow, I'd let him to it. I have a 19 year old and an 11 year old. My 19 year old came home with red hair and looked like Ronald McDonald, right before graduation! Sometimes, you have to pick your battles! LOL
Irene - posted on 01/13/2010
does he want to do his eyebrows because they are overgrown and it is taking away his confidence? or to be cool??
for me if it is a cosmetic thing and it is harming the child (if you see his confidence fall if it changes how he views himself) then you might want to look at doing it- if he is beeing constantly teased about it, that can cause life long issues.
if it is just to be cool then i think it is totaly up to you to decide on what you beleive is an appropriate age.
COLLEEN - posted on 01/13/2010
i have 2 boyz over 10, my 10 yr old has a mono brow, he actually started to shave them, i took him to get them waxed once, he hasnt worried about it since. i think they should be able to if they are really subconsious about it, if it has a impact on them at school, otherwise they dont need to at all
Cidalia - posted on 01/12/2010
Depends on how his eyebrows look. I've fixed my eyebrows for my son (he's 12) starting at age 11 because they were really getting overgrown, and he was getting a uni-brow. I decided to do it, not because of him asking (because he didn't), but because it was getting to the point where his handsome looks were getting ruined by those silly overgrown eyebrows. It's just another part of grooming like brushing teeth, or getting a hair cut. I don't see what the big deal is. Besides, even if you wait until high school, 17 years old is too late if he has eye brows that are too bushy. High school is brutal if you don't fit in at least a little bit.
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