Hair-raising eyebrow trends from colorful to bleached

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.

Lady Gaga

RELATED PHOTOS: Beauty trend has young women dyeing their hair gray

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.

Sofia Vergara

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.

Demi Lovato, AP Photo
Demi Lovato, AP Photo

Eyebrow bling
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!

Singer JoJo shows her eyebrow piercing. Instagram photo
Singer JoJo shows her eyebrow piercing. Instagram photo provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

2 thoughts on “Hair-raising eyebrow trends from colorful to bleached

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s