Eyebrow Trends Through the Ages

You may not think about it, but eyebrows are incredibly important. They convey emotion, help you to express yourself, and even protect your eyes from foreign objects!

Just like hair, eyebrows have been subject to the changing trends throughout time, so take a look and see just how dramatically eyebrow trends have changed over the years.

Eyebrows of the 1920s

In the 1920s, movie stars were adored and imitated. This meant that the fashions and trends of these women became widespread, with women around the world trying to imitate their look.

This was the time of silent movies, so many actresses had thin, elongated eyebrows which turned down at the ends. This allowed them to convey a great of emotion and expression through their faces, but it eventually became the fashion of the decade.

Eyebrows of the 1930s and the 1940s

Eventually, this dramatic, downward shape was abandoned and a softer, rounder shape was adopted, seen on the likes of Billie Holiday and Marlene Dietrich

This style wasn’t far off the style of today, but the brows were plucked to be a lot thinner than they typically are today.

Eyebrows of the 1950s and the 1960s

Women waved goodbye to the thin eyebrows in the 50s and 60s and embraced the thicker, more natural shapes saw angled arches in the 50s as seen on Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt. The 60s featured the thick, dark brows of Audrey Hepburn as well as the thinner, curved brows of Twiggy.


Eyebrows of the 1970s

The 70s saw a reverse of the thicker, more natural looking brow as the thinner, more dramatic shapes made a comeback. This was perfect for the makeup trends as women started using bright colours on their eyelids. This style can be seen on the likes of Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross.

Eyebrows of the 1980s

Taking a drastic change to the style of the 70s, the 80s saw women letting their eyebrows grow naturally, leaving them alone to take on their natural shape. Some women would even brush the hairs upwards to add a dramatic element. This could be seen on celebrities such as Madonna and Whitney Houston.

Eyebrows of the 1990s and the 2000s

Again, the next decade saw a dramatic shift in style as the pencil-thin brows came fashion once again. The 2000s continued this style but started to edge towards a slightly thicker brow. This style was seen on Kate Moss, Tyra Banks and Drew Barrymore.

Eyebrows of the 2010s

These days we have adopted the more natural looking eyebrows, and the thick brow with a natural shape has returned. Cara Delevigne seems to be the ambassador of this look, but you can also see it on others such as Kim Kardashian and Emma Watson.

You may find that your over plucking in the 90s has made it harder for you to embrace the fuller style that is now the trend of the decade. If this is the case or you are struggling with eyebrow thinning, you could benefit from our eyebrow restoration service. Just give us a call on 0161 839 3769, drop us an email at info@dhimcr.co.uk or fill out our online contact form and we will be happy to advise you further.