THE IDEAL EYEBROW – Now Getting Lower and Flatter

According to a newly published study in the Clinical Plastic Surgery Journal, the arched brow is becoming a thing of the past.

Actually, the ideal eyebrow has been moving lower and flatter for the past 60 years, giving women a more masculine look.

In analyzing the brows of models and women in fashion magazines from 1946 onward, a recent study at the University of Southern California concluded similarly: “Not only have eyebrows gotten progressively fuller, but the peak of them has moved further from the nose; in other words, brows are getting flatter.”

Why such a changed fashion statement? Mark Soldin, a spokesperson for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, explains it this way:

Upward curvature of the eyebrows was considered to be an attractive feminine feature in the past. We are finding that more and more women are looking for a flatter, straighter, more masculine look. I think it has to do with the increasing equality of the sexes. Women are subconsciously favoring a masculine brow.

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2 thoughts on “THE IDEAL EYEBROW – Now Getting Lower and Flatter

  1. This is nonsense, That is the male brow. I have been studying eyebrows since I treated a swedish actress named Greta Lovisa Gustafsson. You may know her better as Greta Garbow. As Jamie Lee Curtis said,”After her soul the first thing I check out on a women are her brow’s. The medial aspect of the eyebrow should begin at a point defined by a straight line drawn from the lateral nose upward. The eyebrow should maximally arch at a point defined by a line drawn from the lateral nose through the pupil. The eyebrow should end at a point defined by a line drawn from the lateral nose through the lateral aspect of the eyeball. Don’t let Botox change your aesthetic.

    • I responded to you on LI, so I guess it will show up here as well. But I wasn’t sure if you were saying “nonsense” to the study or to the change is eyebrow preferences. I for one have a nice arch to my brows and plan to keep it that way.


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