Is the unibrow really in? At the recently concluded Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, several models were spotted sporting joint eyebrows. It’s not just on the ramp. Madonna’s teenage daughter, Lourdes also advocates the look. We took a look at the trend and found that stylists believe the unibrow look will catch on soon.
At WLIFW, designer Anand Kabra’s show saw models sporting unibrows, as did the grand finale by Tarun Tahiliani. “The unibrow look is very high-fashion, and gives a very organic, raw and sensuous feel. It was earthy,” explains Kabra. “The look is very sexy and sultry. Normally, people like their eyebrows thin and clean, but with the Fashion Week opening and closing with shows that had models sporting the unibrow, it will come to the streets as well,” says make-up expert Ambika Pillai, who designed the look for Kabra. After the show, she says, the eyebrows became a hot topic of talk.
Model Sonalika Sahay, who sported the look on the ramp, says, “I just loved that brow style. It looks natural and makes you appear younger. I don’t have a unibrow, but maybe I will do it manually, using a kajal pencil. But, those who do have their brows joint naturally, must follow the look. It’s far better than the thin, artificial and made-up brows.”
However, grooming gurus say it’s best to stay away from the trend if you have a broad face. “If you have a sharp and delicate face, you could sport the unibrow. But it should not be bushy. There should be a gentle blending of both the brows in the middle. Only then will it be statement-making,” says Pillai. Also, the make-up should be kept minimal. It’s not just the unibrow — thick, bushy eyebrows, too, are back in vogue. Producer Rhea Kapoor, for one, never gets her eyebrows shaped. “I like them this way,” she says.