Are Skinny Brows Back?

Are Skinny Brows Back?

Are Skinny Brows Back? : 5 Things You Need To Know About The Latest Eyebrow Trend.

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Eyebrows are the first feature of a person’s face that you notice. That’s why they’re a huge deal, why women pay close attention to eyebrows and why brows are one of the fastest growing businesses in 2022.

When it comes to brows, this is the year for an evolution, not a revolution. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned brow guru, there’s never been a more exciting time to shape and sculpt eyebrows.

From HD brows to microblading, there’s a variety of eyebrow treatments and products available and trending at this very moment in time, and i’m here to give you the lowdown on the latest eyebrow trend to hit the beauty rags. 

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Are skinny brows back?

The “skinny brow trend” has been rearing it’s head again over the past few months and many people are excited about it. I have a slightly different opinion.

1. What Are Skinny Brows?

2. The History of Skinny Brows

3. Overplucking: The Dark Side to Skinny Brows

4. Want to try Skinny Brows? What You Should Do Instead

5. Conclusion

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1. What Are Skinny Brows?

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Back in 2018, singing superstar Rhianna appeared sporting some seriously emaciated eyebrows on the cover of Vogue. Speculation about the return of the skinny brow began five years ago and it seemed to fizzle out.

The recent return of 90’s fashion means that when A listers like Bella Hadid are turning out in public sporting what appear to look suspiciously like the skinny brows we know and loathed from that very same decade, it begs the question – are Skinny brows back?

If you’re looking for the latest brow trend to start investing in this year, you may want to consider what’s going on with skinny brows. As the name implies, skinny brows are thin and tight and very defined. 

Skinny brows are an eyebrow style that people either love or hate. They are defined by the shape of the brows, which look very defined and are much thinner than the much fuller brows that have gained popularity in recent years or the grown out, unkempt, fluffy lockdown brow. 

Many people think that the thinner brows look more natural. But that’s not necessarily true. A well shaped brow gives you a much more interesting and youthful appearance.

Your brows give you a lot of character and beauty and they help define your face and eyes. If you’re not careful, thin eyebrows can give you a tired and ageing look. So, whilst skinny brows may be set to become really popular again, not everyone has to have them.

Some people think they look funny, while others think they look great. In my opinion, having natural looking, soft, well-defined eyebrows is way more important.  

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2. The History of Skinny Brows

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Think of this look as the Gen Z version of the classic super plucked 90’s brows. 

Skinny brows have taken their turn on the revolving door of fashion since way back in the 1920’s when silent movie actresses like Clara Bow would block out their eyebrows with wax and paint thin eyebrows on with black eyeliner. As the movies were silent and there was no dialogue, they believed this would help them depict expression on screen.

Fast forward fifty years to the 1970’s. The arrival of neon lights and Disco gave birth to super stars like Cher and Diana Ross. The perfect accessory to their sequins, flares and platform shoes? The thin, highly arched eyebrow of course. Wearing your brows super thin and high made space for shiny, sparkly eyeshadow and thick, ultra long lashes. 

Another decade and a half passed and somewhere in the 1990’s, Millenials decided if the Gen Xer’s could do it, they could do it bigger and better. More flares, more glitter, low slung jeans and yes, you guessed it, skinny brows were back with avengeance.

Stars such as Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore and Pamela Anderson were the faces of the moment and on those faces? Skinny brows.

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Are skinny brows back? ​

3. Overplucking: The Dark Side to Skinny Brows

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If you currently have a full brow and want to try the skinny brow trend by removing the unwanted hair by waxing, threading or tweezing, you may find yourself constantly reaching for the tweezers to maintain that skinny shape. A full set of eyebrows can take between six weeks and twelve weeks to grow back.

When you’re looking to grow your brows back and aren’t getting the results you desire after several weeks, it could be down to something we call “overplucking”. This is what happens when you continously tweeze hairs coming through to maintain the skinny shape.

This constant pulling of the hair can cause the follicle to become damaged and cause permanent hair loss in the eyebrows. The truth is that if this happens, then you may never get your brows back to their former glory and be stuck with an under developed natural eyebrow shape.

While thinning out or growing down your eyebrows may look cool, it can also leave you with long term unwanted side effects. 

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4. Want to try Skinny Brows? What You Should Do Instead

Whilst it may be tempting to wax, tweeze or thread away all the unwanted hair to create the skinny brow look, there are more simple, lower commitment ways to get the look.

You can make your eyebrows look thinner by trimming the hair shorter, making it neater, and using concealer or hilighter on the underside of your eyebrows to essentially block out the unwanted hairs, rather then removing them completely.

Applying eyebrow pencil or filling in them in the top line with an eyebrow pomade to create contrast between the dark and light areas of the eyebrow can help you achieve this look. Try not to make it too dark or heavy-looking because this can make your brows appear thicker.

You can also use a clear mascara or brow gel to fix hairs in place.

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5. Conclusion

Whilst skinny brows, along with all things 90’s may be making a come back, there are many of us who are still reeling from our former eyebrow mishaps. In 2022, we are still celebrating diversity and realising that we are all different.

We all have different types of brows, and they have different shapes and thicknesses. Some people look best with the shape of a natural, clean, thick brow. Some look better with short, slightly bushy eyebrows and others prefer the thin, penciled-in, sleek, defined brows that come with a tight, well groomed look.

If you’re completely at a loss as to what looks best on you and you’d like professional advice, why not book a consultation where we can experiment with makeup on your eyebrows to see what looks good on you?

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