It's not news that the bushy brow is back big time, largely thanks to the likes of Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins, Sarah Hyland, her co-star Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Connolly, Keira Knightly and so on. As it turns out, people are intent on making it a permanent feature by engaging in eyebrow transplants. As a child of the 50s, Mum would've LOVED one of them.
There are three things my mother drilled into us regarding a beauty regime. 1) ALWAYS take your make up off before you go to sleep, no matter what state you're in. 2) Don't use soap on your face, and always pat dry. And 3) NEVER touch your eyebrows because, if you over pluck, they don't grow back (she also mumbled something about not putting actual bleach on your teeth because it can burn your gums, but some things shouldn't need to be said).
Scant eyebrows aren't just the product of over grooming, the likes of trauma in the area, genetics, and thyroid issues can also be contributory factors.
According to Dr. Robert Dorin, a NYC Hair Restoration Specialist, speaking via Elle.com: "Eyebrow transplants are a technically-demanding procedure that involves careful planning. The eyebrow position must be artistically designed and then filled in with single and double hair grafts. The grafts must be meticulously placed at specific angles and directions of growth in order to mimic the natural eyebrow...
And why are thick brows such a covetable look of late? "Since eyebrows are a key landmark on the face, natural, thicker-looking eyebrows promote a softer appearance and enhance the face."
While we have no idea how much the procedure costs, but we do know that "The hair begins to slowly regrow in two to three month and will start to look aesthetically fuller in six to seven months, but will take 10-12 months for full development." At which point, hyper-groomed brows will probably be back in fashion...
Bring back the beauty Crawford/Monroe/Madonna spot; all you need is an eye pencil for that.