Brows Throughout the Ages



Okay, so you're not fans of Sienna Miller's bold brows shown here. But you can't blame the girl for following trends. Just like fashion, eyebrows follow cycles of thin, thick, arched, and everything in between. FabSugar pointed me to an article about the history of brow shaping (from Nightline, of all places! Maybe Sam Donaldson had something to do with it.) Here are some interesting tidbits:

During the "golden age" of Hollywood, female movie stars often removed their eyebrows completely. Think of Marlene Dietrich and Bette Davis. "There was a real interest in ramming home the difference between the genders," says Zoe Williams, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper of London.

For more brows-throughout-the-years trivia and a gallery of images, read more

  • In the '60s, a more natural look dominated. Many women let their brows grow wherever they spread.
  • The '80s began with Brooke Shields' bushy brows, but as the decade progressed, skinny brows became more popular.
  • When the grunge gained popularity during the early '90s, funky brows were in. Francois Nars encouraged model Kristen McMenamy to remove her brows entirely, which helped take McMenamy's career to the next level.
  • Fast-forward to the modern day, as eyebrows are returning to a fuller shape.

What do you think—do you follow trends when it comes to shaping your brow, or do you stick with the same shape over time? And what do you think of these brow looks throughout the years?

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