On Friday, Sailor shared the results of a blonde beauty experiment. In a selfie posted to Instagram, the model poses in front of a mirror, pulling up her T-shirt to reveal her toned abs, and showing off what appear to be bleached eyebrows. “My eyebrows fell off,” Sailor wrote in the caption of the post with more than 2,300 likes.
And with that, Sailor joined the ranks of celebrities who have waded into the eyebrow bleaching trend.
Katy Perry showed off processed brows in a 2014 Instagram post and again in 2015 for the cover of Wonderland magazine.
Is eyebrow bleaching a trend best left to daring celebrities? Or can the average woman pull it off?
“Bleached eyebrows usually don’t complement the face, as it eliminates a very strong and important focus point,” Emilia Berry, permanent makeup expert and founder of Permaline Cosmetics, tells Yahoo Beauty. “The eyebrows highlight and define the eye, so lack of eyebrows subdues the ability to show emotion and expressions in a face.”
She adds, “The eyebrow area is much more sensitive than the head. Using bleach can permanently destroy the hair follicles, leading to hair loss.”
That said, there are exceptions. “Dying eyebrows to a lighter shade is acceptable within the range of complementing hair and skin color,” says Berry. “But bleaching to the point of transparency is a bold fashion statement and best suited for the runway or a special occasion.”
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