Saturday, October 1, 2022

The thin brows trend won’t last forever, but more drawn out brows will

Which is why, nearly 20 years later, many millennials can still be found Googling “microblading,” “brow serum,” or “how to grow eyebrows back” any night of the week. We live through many school graduations, our first years as adults, and hell, even a pandemic, all while waiting impatiently for new hairs to grow back where they once belonged to weeds. They used to grow.

Why did we mentally torture ourselves over something that seemed meaningless like our eyebrows? Trend Marketing. Celebrities. At a time in our lives when we were at our most impressive, it was considered obsolete — no, unleadedly — so hard, a hair growing outside the thin borders the beauty standards of the time had set for us.

Fast forward to Cara Delevingne’s entry into mainstream Hollywood in the early 2010s, and those standards made a full 180. Seemingly overnight, ultra-thin brows became a thing of the past, and big, square, “natural” brows were the new norm. Many celebrities – with their never-ending access to makeup artists, beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures – fell right in line at a record-breaking pace. We, normal people, however, got a crazy case of beauty shock when we realized that our natural brow hairs weren’t coming back because we stopped plucking.

With nostalgia for the Y2K era at an all-time high right now, the same exact thing is happening, just the opposite. Pamela Anderson as Lily James Pam and Tommy, Barbie Ferreira most recent Met Gala inspired apparel in the 1920s, a significant amount of the fashion runway, this godforsaken TikTok filter – the thin eyebrows printed in modern popular culture. And that means they’re making a comeback whether millennials like me like it or not.

While I can’t stop the inevitable, at least, I can warn you what’s next if you risk permanent changes in your face for a trend. Like everything in this world, all trends have to come to an end someday, be it in a week, a year or a few decades. But they come to an end, and when they do, man always sees what he was doing before.

Consider eyebrow standards in the last century: In the 1920s and 1930s, thin brows were all the rage. They got fat in the 40s and back until the 90s, when society reverted to the thin, round shape and stayed with that until the 2010s. All beauty standards run in a cycle – and the inherent nature of cycles is that they never end. So while we may be living in the land of slender, round arches for the foreseeable future, I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that it won’t stay that way for the rest of our lifetimes. When I was so young that I could not understand what the world was like before my conception, which had never entered my mind. So I wasted hours inspecting every little hair that sprouted, assuming things were exactly as they should have been when they definitely shouldn’t.


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