2021 was an eventful year for brows.
The pandemic made it hard to secure brow appointments, and people started going out less. This caused many to adopt a less is more mentality when it came to their brows. After all, why put so much effort into your brows if no one but the person in the mirror can see them?
But others clung to pre-pandemic trends. More time at home meant more time to experiment with brows styles. People shared their experiments online, and new social media brow trends spread like wildfire.
The hottest eyebrow trends of 2021 according to experts are a mix of maximalist trends that emphasize fuller, darker brows, and minimalist trends that embrace natural and thin brows. This year, these two divergent trends clash and compete for dominance. Which side are you on?
Here are some of the most popular brow trends of 2021.
This voguish trend from 2020 adamantly refuses to step out of the limelight. Fluffy brows are full, arched brows with hairs that lay at an inimitable angle.
The easiest way to achieve this bold-yet natural look is with brow lamination, but a good trim is an effective at-home alternative. Take a spoolie, brush your hairs upward, and then trim any hairs that are noticeably longer than the rest. Ta-dah! There you have it—fabulous, fluffy, feathery brows.
The GeoLift brow is the perfect blend of thin, well-defined pencil brows and dark, full brows. It has a thick and feathery head but a thinner arch and tail.
But why are GeoLift brows called GeoLift brows? These brows combine impeccable geometry with a noticeable lift—hence the name.
If you already have a lot of brow hair, a brow mascara can take it to the next level. If you have sparser brows, you can achieve GeoLift brows by using a grooming gel and a brow powder or pencil to fill in the gaps.
The pandemic has made it harder than ever to secure a brow appointment. Additionally, people aren't going out as much. As a result, the au naturel look is in again! This look is great because it requires absolutely zero effort.
All you need to do for stunning natural brows is brush a spoolie through the hairs every so often to keep them tamed. Apart from that, there's nothing to do but head out into the world and flaunt the brows you were born with.
90's fashion was casual, comfy, and minimalist. Emphasis on the minimalist! Unlike the 80s, when big hair reigned supreme, the 90s emphasized sleeker, shorter, and thinner hair—and not just on the head, but on the face.
Pencil brows were all the rage during this unforgettable era, and now, over 30 years later, they're making a comeback! For people who have naturally thin brows, this retro revival comes as a relief. After years of struggling to keep up with the trend of full, dark, and thick brows, they can finally relax and relish their brows' reclaimed fame.
But what if you have thicker brows and want to give this trend a try? Threading, trimming, and plucking can all thin your brows, but keep in mind that it can take four to six months for the hairs to grow back completely once trimmed.
If you don't want to trim your brows, use gel to make the head of your brows look thicker. This will give the convincing illusion of a thinner body, arch, and tail.
Thanks to Kendall Jenner, straight brows are now mod! As the name implies, straight brows are brows that are ruler-straight. People achieve this look by shaving off the tail.
It might seem weird to have brows without a tail, but when done with care, straight brows look super flattering! This trend is popular with celebrities in the U.S. and Korea, so if you want to look like a celebutante, a no-tail look is arguably the way to go.
You've probably heard of ombre hair before, but what about ombre brows? The next hot eyebrow trend of 2021 according to experts is sublimely shaded brows.
Ombre brows are brows that gradually darken from head to tail. The subtle shade transition adds depth to normally one-note brows. You can shade your brows manually with powder or a pencil, but if you want something a little more permanent, you can have your brows professionally shaded.
During a shading treatment, a machine will inject dots of pigment into the skin. This creates a smooth ombre transition. Professional ombre shading is not for those with sensitive skin or the faint of heart! But for those who are comfortable tattooing their brows in the name of fashion, this is a great semi-permanent enhancement.
Brow tinting is an easy and effective way to darken light brows. The brow tinting process involves brushing a semi-permanent dye onto the brows to temporarily enhance or alter their hue.
Brow dyes come in every color of the rainbow. You can choose a color that’s similar to your hair’s natural shade or unnatural colors such as green, blue, and purple. For those who want brows that scream glitz and glamor, brightly colored brows dusted with brow glitter are currently in vogue.
Brow henna is a fantastic alternative to brow tinting. Brow tints only dye your hair follicles, but brow henna tints both the hair follicles and the skin underneath. This results in super-dark and super-full brows.
Brow henna has a few other key advantages over tints. Tints are chemical-based products. Henna, on the other hand, is all-natural and vegan. Henna dyes are made by crushing the leaves of the henna plant and mixing the resulting powder with water to create a fine paste. Henna is also full of vitamins and moisturizers. It doesn't just enhance your brows—it nourishes them, too!
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