First there was the trend towards super thick, dark eyebrows and now we’ve seen fashion do a total 360 and start trending towards barely there brows. Whether it be Kendall Jenner rocking bleached brows on the runway or Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus rocking the look in real life, it looks like this trend is here to stay.
Which begs the question, should you give it a go? Short answer – no.
Whilst having a superior bone structure can certainly help these celebs pull off the bleached brow look, it probably isn’t a good idea to try it at home for more than one reason. Here are the three reasons you definitely should not bleach your brows this season… or preferably ever.
1. It will make you appear older than you are
Ask pretty much any beautician in the industry and they will tell you barely there brows are not a good look on anyone. New York’s reigning brow queen, Piret Aavar says that she would never dye brows lighter than their natural shade; “you get rid of your brows, you get rid of that frame and that balance and you look faded and washed out.” No thank you.
2. It can be seriously dangerous and damaging
Even with special training, getting strong chemicals like bleach near your eye area is super dangerous. Even a little bit of peroxide or ammonia in your eye can cause corneal scarring which can cause blindness. As well as potentially damaging your eyes, your eyebrow hair will probably be wrecked. The hair on your brows are much more delicate than those on your head, and they can’t withstand the same amount of chemical abuse.
3. The eyebrows are the window to the soul
Whoever said that a persons eyes told you what they were thinking was clearly no expert in the matter. Brows naturally move around a lot when you are speaking and they play a key role in how others interpret our emotions. Studies have shown that when a person’s eyebrows have been digitally removed, subjects have struggled to interpret what that person is feeling.
Whilst we are usually all aboard a new beauty trend, we really aren’t feeling this one. I think we will leave the bleached brows to the Marc Jacobs runway.