toddlers and tiarasThe stakes were higher on this week's episode of Toddlers and Tiaras as the pageant featured was a national one -- the Miss Royal Essence pageant in Nevada.

The mothers, drama and outrage of it all, were the same.

Most outrageous this week, however, was a scene in which 10-year-old Kaylee was getting her hair done before the pageant. When her mother rather politely asked the hired (of course) stylist to make an adjustment to Kaylee's hair, saying she didn't think it would be well received, the stylist got MAD.

She started yanking and pulling on poor Kaylee's hair WAY harder than necessary. Kaylee sat there with tears running down her face, repeatedly saying, "it hurts".

"She (the stylist) wasn't the kindest after that," the mother explained to the cameras.

It was awful to watch, but there sat her mother and grandmother doing just that -- and only that. Can you imagine sitting there, not saying a word, while someone hurt your child like that? Not asking her to be gentler, not saying, hey STOP!?

I can't.

Once they got "the bones" of the style, her mother did take it upon herself to do Kaylee's hair for the rest of the pageant, and said she was done with that stylist.

I'd be a lot more than done with her.

I guess that incident shouldn't be too surprising as each week we see these mothers put their small children through uncomfortable and  painful procedures just to look good. Talk about the price of beauty.

Did you watch Toddlers & Tiaras this week? What did you think of the incident with the stylist?


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