Not long ago, mixing light hair with dark brows would lead to major side eye. Now the look is taking over and celebs like Cara Delevingne and Michelle Williams are showing that the former faux pas is now a hot trend.
Embracing Bold Brows
Eyebrows frame the face and help to show off your features. Now that thick, dark brows are back in style, they've become a natural accessory for those who want a bold look.
When filling in your brows, there's no need to get too extreme on the first try. Experiment with products and find what works for you. Start with a color that's just a bit darker than your hair color and work from there.
In the past, blondes tended to lighten their brows along with the rest of their hair for a clean and put together look. The result was a soft, feminine, and natural style.
Today, and with the bold brow trend taking over, more blondes are embracing an edgier look. Platinum shades took over in the summer months and many blondes are sticking with the light look into the fall. Tinting brows a bit darker can keep summer blondes on trend into the new season.
Brunettes shouldn't feel like they're missing out on the fun. While those with ultra light hair and dark brows will make the most impact, anyone can create contrast with the right colors. There are plenty of brow products on the market in a wide variety of shades. Find one that's a few shades darker than your hair color and practice filling in your brows to get the same effect.
If you have a few stray grays in your brows, ask for them to colored with their base/root color when having your roots touched up.
Experiment To Find Your Ideal Shades
Contrasting colors for the hair and brows are on trend, but the look may not be for everyone. For those who prefer a natural or softer look, sticking to matching shades may be a better option. If you love a bold and edgy look, you might want to give it a try.
While not everyone will want to run to the salon for a platinum blonde makeover, you can still experiment without a big commitment. If you already have light hair, start by using an eyebrow powder to darken your brows and see if you like the look. If you're ready to get serious about changing your style, talk to your stylist about slowly lightening your hair to a shade that will work with your coloring.
The experienced stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown can help you achieve the look you desire. If you're thinking of trying out the blonde hair and dark brow trend, get help from the pros. Or if you just want more color in your brows, we can create a natural base for eyebrow gels, pencils and color to help enhance their thickness.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.