Eyebrow trends, fads and fashions have changed throughout the decades, but we’re suddenly seeing an onslaught of crazy ideas. What do you think of these wild brow trends?
The bleached brow
Although celebrity brow guru Ramy Gafni says he “personally detests this look,” he acknowledges that it’s a great way to garner attention. “The idea is to bleach your brows to a near skin tone so that it looks like you have no eyebrows,” says Gafni. You may recognize this look from seeing it on famous faces like Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Kelly Osbourne.
Brightly colored brows
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (with pink hair in the photo on the right) debuted pastel pink brows in May, but everyday women were onto the colored brow trend long beforehand, says YouBeauty health and beauty expert Claire Hannum.
The thick, ungroomed brow
“In the zest to emulate model Cara Delevingne’s naturally thick, heavy eyebrows, some celebrities have gone overboard [with] heavy, but messy ungroomed brows that include obvious strays and look a little un-kept,” Gafni says. Great celebrity examples of this trend are Jennifer Lopez and Sophia Vegara. “Compare photos of then from a few years ago to photos from this year and you’ll see great examples of this trend,” he says.
The heavily penciled brow
This trend is a nod to the heavily penciled and arched eyebrows of the 1950’s and 60’s, says Gafni. “It’s a glamorous look that is created by heavily applying a brow filler (pencil) in an overly dark shade and not blending the pencil in too much so the result is an obviously made-up, overly dramatic eyebrow. It’s a nod to stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly,” Gafni says. We see this trend on celebrities like Dita Von Teese, Demi Lovato and Camilla Belle.
This trend has some dissenters. Eyebrow rings are a thing of the 90’s and should be left there, says celebrity brow specialist Joey Healy. “Rodarte created quite a peak in interest with their recent show. The responsibility here – the return of grunge. At one point Fergie had her right eyebrow pierced with a curved barbell but stopped wearing it after she became a mother ,” Healy says. It certainly gives off a rough edge!