So relatively recently, one of my friend’s wrote in his blog about how beards are in. For those who don’t know, the Prophet Muhammad* had a beard and many Muslims keep one to be following his way (the Sunnah). Anyhow, a lot of the time the people with beards were primarily Muslim or Jewish. But not anymore. Fashion models, celebrities.. all are keeping beards.
But now, a better thing for me is in. I don’t know if many of you know, but shaping the eyebrows is a sin in Islam. You are allowed to remove unibrow hair and excessive hair that is harmful to eyesight or makes one overly manly, or that is not in line with the eyebrow shape. It is based on a saying of the Prophet* that, “Allah has cursed the women who do tattoos and those who have this done, the women who pluck eyebrows and those who have this done, and the women who file their teeth and change the creation of Allah.”
EDITED: And so, today, while reading the NYTimes, I find an article saying the same thing! The article is called Throw Your Tweezers Away.
Anyhow, some excerpts:
Autumn’s most prized pelt is the hairy eyebrow.
For women who overpluck, this season will be about growing your eyebrows back so that they have a natural arch that extends out and ends in a beautiful point,” said Pat McGrath, a makeup artist for Max Factor and CoverGirl and the creative director for Procter & Gamble Beauty.
“On both coasts, everybody wants a thicker brow that reminds you of Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner,” said Robyn Cosio, an eyebrow stylist who works at the Salon by Maxime in Beverly Hills and Eiji salon in Manhattan. “People love that I leave the two bottom layers of undergrowth and don’t take out so much in between the brows so that they can stick up and look feathered.”
Ladies, lay down your tweezers. Facial hair hasn’t been this much in demand since the advent in 1978 of Brooke Shields. Indeed, this month French Vogue devotes an entire page to the tinted, brushed and glossed eyebrow, recommending a “dense and proud” brow as the best way to structure a face.
For those with very sparse brows, some salons offer eyebrow extensions. (Now that is just odd!)
“It’s for women who previously had their brows made too thin,” Ms. Cats said.
But oh yeah, my eyebrows are in style. Oh, how I love to be a pioneer of fashion. I’ve had these eyebrows all my life. Just waited for an opportunity like this ;).