Thursday in the New York Times, there was an article in the style section about tween girls getting facials, waxings, blow-outs, and professional make-up applications. And just in case you didn’t know, tweens – in marketing parlance anyway – are 7-12 year olds.
True, the article only talked about twelve year old girls getting driven into Manhattan from Greenwich, Connecticut, to have make-up lessons on the Upper East Side – not 7 or 8 year olds. But twelve is young enough. Young enough for what, you ask? Young enough that it’s just plain awful. (more…)