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BY Francis Akhalbey, 8:40am February 21, 2024,

Memphis esthetician arrested after photos show her 5-year-old daughter waxing nude women

Jasmine Moss, 30, allegedly shared photos of her 5-year-old daughter waxing nude women -- Photo Credit: Shelby County Jail

Authorities in Memphis have arrested and charged a 30-year-old woman who drew ire on social media after she shared photos of her 5-year-old daughter waxing nude women. 

According to WREG, Jasmine Moss’ arrest came after several people reported her to Memphis Police on February 15 after photos that were shared on social media showed her young daughter waxing several customers. Police said the 30-year-old mother appears to run her business in her home.

Detectives said one of the photos showed the minor putting hot wax on an adult’s private part. The image was shared on an account Moss uses to promote her waxing business. 

“She literally helped me wax 24 clients starting from 7:25-5pm. She made a total of $744 and I’m going to put the money toward whatever her future dreams and aspirations are,” Moss captioned in one of the photos, Action News 5 reported. 

Following the circulation of the photos, the Memphis Police Department released a statement announcing that an investigation had been launched after they were made aware of the incident. The MPD also entreated the public to avoid saving or forwarding the photos in question.

“Please do not download or upload these images in any way,” the statement added. Moss has since been charged with misdemeanor Child Neglect and Child Abuse.

In an interview with Action News 5, Melanie Saulsbury, who is a licensed esthetician, said that as a mother herself, she “probably would not have my child as young as five doing a service such as that.”

“In Tennessee, you have to be at least 16 years old to actually get hours to obtain a license to become an esthetician,” Saulsbury added.

Tennessee only grants licenses to estheticians after they complete 750 hours of training and pass both written and physical examinations. Saulsbury also said that though Moss did not violate any law by running the business in her home, such operations are bound by rules and regulations.

“As long as it’s inspected by the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology, they come through and inspect the premises and other things surrounding your local code enforcement,” Saulsbury said. “For the safety of the public, I always tell my students to work in a professional setting.”

Saulsbury also highlighted the dangers involved in children performing waxing procedures. “Even as an adult professional, you can get burned,” the esthetician explained.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 21, 2024


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