Hot or Not?: Tween Mani/Pedi Parties

Hot or Not?: Tween Mani/Pedi Parties

Alejandra Valera
Nov 12, 2009

We certainly remember polishing our nails when we were six or seven. Seeing the act as the ultimate in glamor, we would try to mimic what our mom and teen sisters were doing wanting to feel a part of their group; belonging to the mysterious club of womanhood.

It's no surprise that there are now salons which cater to younger clientele with mani/pedi parties for girls as young as five. But is this just too much?

Annie Scott writes in Tween Beauty Treatments - How Young is Too Young?, "Could this be damaging for children -- not just having someone wait on them hand and foot (literally), but the early, mom-sanctioned indulgence in beauty products?"

Are we forcing our girls to grow up too fast, or is this just a part of harmless dress-up? What are your thoughts?

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