Was She Wrong? “Teen Mom” Farrah Catches Heat For Waxing Her 3-Year-Old’s Eyebrows

January 8, 2013  |  

If you’ve ever struggled with a ferocious furry unibrow, you know the struggle to get rid of it or to at least hold it at bay is real. I had a friend in high school who had a mean unibrow with a side of Groucho Marx, and she was still getting dudes! It wasn’t until we started going to Homecoming dances and other events as teens that she actually did something about the unibrow, turning it into some FIERCE, clean, arched brows. But if you ask former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, now 21, the mother of the adorable 3-year-old Sophia, a unibrow needs to be rid of as soon as possible.

When she noticed that Sophia was growing a unibrow that wouldn’t “go away,” Farrah took action and decided to try and wax it to save her daughter the embarrassment of having to walk around with a full furry brow at three years old. She looked at it in the same vein as clipping nails that are growing too long, or hair that is growing at a crazy pace, even though the process to get rid of Sophia’s unibrow was a messy and complicated one. After explaining why she did it and how she felt it benefited Sophia in the long run, she was surprised to see that people were a lot less understanding than she expected. Here’s what she had to say about why she did it, which included because “she felt bad for her”:

Sophia’s UNI-BROW , when is it time? (More #SULIA)

SOOOOOooooo, this is a touchy subject the Unibrow thing.

But recently I could not ignore it, like I know I’ve seen madonna’s duaghter have a stand out uni brow, I remember when I was little I had a unibrow, but I couldn’t remember if there was an age limit, a rule!

So here I am faced with a standout historical moment in motherhood when I can confirm to myself that my little, adorable,most cuddle-able cutie, baby girl has a Unibrow 🙁 , I felt bad for her, and I started asking friends…. is this hair just going to fall out… is it just hormones at this age?, well the hair didn’t go away and others started saying it was here to stay.

So I told sophia (my daughter who is a late 3 years old) of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed to wax her, the second a dab hit the Uni, she touch it with the towel she had in her hand,

UHHH so now, wax was in the towel, and I yanked it back ASAP, but fuzz was not stuck to the wax stuck to her Uni, OMG moment, So now sophia was freaking out, so I had to act like it was a cool science project to get the wax off.

PLOT TO END THIS: Sophia feel a sleep, I got my tweezers and Pluck-pluck-pluck……soph was now saying ouch or anything and still was asleep, I got most of it off and then finally she woke up..I went to sleep .

The next morning I showed her and told her how well she did and she didn’t even know, She was more intrigued now to be ok with upkeeping her non-unibrow. I could tell she was proud.

Ah I feel like a good mom:) other moms tell me your ideas!


Who knew the unibrow was that touchy of a subject? While I’m all for teaching children the importance of personal grooming as they grow, I don’t think waxing was the way to go. I mean, she’s three year’s old, she’s just becoming more aware of herself, so I doubt Sophia’s little self was standing in the mirror agonizing over her eyebrows. And I don’t know why she felt bad for a 3-year-old. Who does she need to impress at this early stage in her life? But hey, as a new mom (especially a young one), you live and you learn, right?

But what do you think? Should she have waited to groom Sophia’s eyebrows? Or is it not really not that big of a deal?



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  • Guest360

    Very poor judgement on her part. She’s 3!!! She doesn’t have the vocab to express getting rid of her unibrow, that is, unless Farrah herself made it an issue. Just more evidence that babies shouldn’t be having babies. Farrah’s got her own self-esteem issues and at 21 is still trying to find herself. In the process of that, she’s passing on those issues to her daughter. I would love to see what Sophia turns out to be come 16 cause at this point, it aint looking so good. Farrah needs to get it together. It’s time to grow up.

  • TheEmperorIsStarkers

    Horrified. I’ve had a unibrow my entire life and did not even notice it until I was 12, at which time I asked my Mom if it was OK to tweeze it. Tweezing hurt like hell every time for the first few years. All I can think is HOW COULD SHE.

  • ANirvana

    this little girl did not know she had a brow issue until Farrah pointed it out, smh, parents make poor judgements everyday, this was just stupid and shallow

  • stupid,stupid,bad choice

  • eyeconic1

    She’s an idiot. period. She’s making her own issues her little girls issues. I for one am also who grew up with a unibrow and did not get my first wax until I was going on my prom. Even today I hate waxing. But, I do it. I definitely hate the tweezers. LOL! My son and daughter have a unibrow. It doesn’t make you ugly or an alien it makes you you. People really need to get over yourselves it is not that serious. She’s 3 where is she going where someone is judging her besides her own MOTHER!!!!! It starts at homeand she is already brainwashing this child. Who needs friends when yourfamily is your own enemies. SMDH! Poor girl gonna have a complex in 1st grade.

    • MsT

      Thank you!! Cosign 100%

  • Parents have done a lot worse. The child was not harmed and probably won’t even remember. It’s about time women stop judging other women’swomen’s parenting skills. No mother is perfect.

  • Sagittarius81

    Wow, just wow! Mom got self esteem and body issues that she’s passing it on to her own daughter. What’s next, tanning bed at 4?

  • that girl has some serious body image issues!! lol

  • asd

    Well…. If you’re going to judge Farrah then how about mothers who are putting perms in little girls hair or parents who agree to circumcise their little boys. Are these parents not bad either?

    Personally, what Farrah is doing is a little extreme but at the end of the day. She is the parent of that child NOT us. My conscious of good faith will not be hurt by her actions.

    • Miss K

      I agree 100& with the perm/relaxer point…..it may be a tired argument, but it’s still a very good comparison.

      • guest

        agree with the perm stuff. in my opinion you shouldnt be putting a perm on the tender scalp of a 3yr old. The circumcision thing is off though, that is an ancient tradition that has alot to do with culture, custom, and religion….its no where near the same as waxing your kids eye brows to make the look good.

  • Anonymous

    What exactly is she teaching this young child, by putting such an emphasis on her looks at such a young age, especially given the fact that Sarah has had a ton of work done on herself as well? I think she was absolutely wrong for doing this.

  • Kelsey

    Some ppl should not have kids. I really wish she wold have let her mother raised her daughter. Just until she got her ish together

  • kierah

    Farrah just didn’t exercise good judgment. Who in their right mind would put hot wax anywhere near a child? She could have jerked her head and it would have wound up in her eye. It could have burned the child’s skin.
    Honestly it just isn’t worth it! But she’s the chick that spent $20,000 on cosmetic enhancements for herself.