The Asahi reports a slightly disturbing trend — hair removal for little kids. One salon chain in southern Japan reports that it conducted over 400 hair removal procedures on kids between the ages of 3 and 18. The reasons? “I worry about how people perceive me”; “boys made fun of me”; “my friends told me I was hairy”. Some mothers dragged their 4-year olds to salons after the kids accidentally cut themselves while taking scissors to unwanted body hair.
Ugh, this sucks that little kids are so self-conscious about hair — it’s such a natural thing. I blame the razor companies for heavily marketing the beauty of hairlessness from decades ago.
Link (Japanese) (Thanks, Kazu Y!)