Friday, January 24, 2014

Hair Extensions For My Little Pony Fans - Is This Too Young?

by Melissa L. White
Certified Hair Extension Artist, Licensed Stylist

I've addressed this question in the past. Moms with teenagers often struggle with what is an appropriate age to allow your daughter to get their first set of human hair extensions. But what if it was your five or six year old asking for extensions?

Apparently, the appropriateness isn't a major concern to Hasbro, who announced in December that it would be releasing a collection of hair extensions to young girls. The single and multi-colored clip-in hair extensions are being launched as "My Little Pony" hair extensions. You KNOW that this will appeal to little girls everywhere. What little girl doesn't love ponies!

And, the marketing doesn't stop there. There are also accessories like hair charms and cutie marks accented with crystals. The pint size fans will be able to accessorize to look like their favorite My Little Pony character. According to Kidada Jones, "My Little Pony-inspired hair styles and hair accessories allow fans to channel their inner pony." Fans are encouraged to visit the My Little Pony Parlor website and share it with their friends.

What do YOU think? Are these children simply too young to be marketing this type of product to? Or, do you feel there's nothing wrong with it? Let me know.


Melissa White is an experienced, licensed hair extension artist and stylist whose passion is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone by enhancing their own individual features with the use of exquisite hair extensions. Melissa has over 14 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques. Originally from Boston, Melissa has been in San Antonio for the past 8 years. She believes that everyone should be able to access and accord the hair of their dreams...thus the creation of Extensions of Yourself, San Antonio's first salon which specializes exclusively in quality hair extensions.

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