So yesterday we took dd for her first hair cut and the client after her was a 6-year-old getting highlights. Our stylist (also a friend) told us before the girl came in and told us it wasn't her first time getting them. I asked if she participated in pageants because it seems like something I'd see on Toddlers and Tiaras! The stylist said that she didn't think she was in pageants. Dh and I were really surprised. DH asked what kind of message that mom was sending to the little girl by letting her (or telling her) highlights were important in the first grade? My concern was if this was going on at 6 what would be going on at 16? I realize highlights aren't the worst thing ever but it was still shocking to us. Maybe we're just getting really old but is this common? Would you let your 6-year-old get highlights???
On a really judgy side note when I saw the mom the highlights in a little girl started to make sense. The mom (I would guess in her mid-late 30's) was wearing a pair of jeans with bebe written across the butt in rhinestones DH and I concluded there wouldn't be any highlights in the near future for dd or any rhinestones on my ass:)