Eyebrows have a true purpose for being — to help keep sweat out of our eyes, and convey a wide range of emotion through facial expression.
But they’ve also had a starring role in beauty trends for thousands of years, with a new twist every few years or so — bleaching, piercing, coloring, trimming, threading, waxing — to further emphasize the importance of brows as a key beauty accessory.
Beauty arbiters have proclaimed 2015 the year of the full, prominent brow (again). Many fashion designers are showing models touting the “No-Makeup Look”, natural hair, and full, lush brows. You needn’t blindly follow the trends, but we do believe that brows could be one of your best — and easiest to get — beauty accessories, at any age.
Why are full brows so “must have” right now?
Full Brows Let You Wear Less Makeup: It’s true! One of the best ways to achieve the ‘No-Makeup’ or ‘Nude’ Look — which calls for wearing a lot less makeup especially on eyes and mouth — is to play up your brows. Full brows are the perfect counter to less color on the face. Full, perfectly shaped brows form a frame for the face, which lets you get away with wearing less makeup.
Full Brows Make You Look Younger: Hair that’s thinning, whether on your head or brow, can make you look older than your years, which is a huge beauty bummer.
Full Brows Show More Facial Expression: Unless you’ve pumped your forehead full of Botox, rendering your brows frozen in place, fuller, more prominent brows can help convey a greater range of emotion — worry, disappointment, surprise, delight, scorn, etc.
Full Brows Make Everything Look Up: As we get older, things start to succumb to gravity, including our faces. But, there are a few simple tricks to lift the face without surgery, and playing up brows is one of them. All eyes will be drawn to the upper part of your face, especially eyes, not your jowls.
Women in midlife have often over-plucked over the years (especially when the grays start showing), and have basically given up on ever having the brows they really want. If that’s you, there are things you can still do to have the beauty accessory of the moment — big beautiful brows:
Don’t get creams, lotions, or oils on your brows, they can block the follicles and prevent growth.
(You better sit down for this one, ladies…) Don’t, we repeat, DO NOT use a magnifying mirror when tending to your own brows. Because with those mirrors, you get a skewed perception rather than a natural one, seeing EVERY little hair, and thus you tend to over-do brow maintenance.
Better yet, let a professional help you! Come see us through October 31, 2015 and get a FREE brow design with any service over $10!
And we’re so excited about fall, we’re also offering a second money saving October special: Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 1 Pink Hair Streak is $10.