It’s no secret: Eyebrows are the new beauty frontier. One look at your Instagram discover page, with its lightning brows, Nike brows, and fishtail brows proves that brows play just as big (and interesting) a part in creating a full face as highlighter and lipgloss do. Now, “halo brows” are the latest to hit the list of out-there eyebrow trends we didn’t know existed.
The look was created by 16-year-old Hannah Lyne, who coined the term based on a suggestion from an Instagram follower. The look is basically exactly what it sounds like — a halo that spans from one’s eyebrows — and has also been described as a “reverse unibrow.”
“I was having a conversation with a friend trying to come up with a new idea for a look, and all of a sudden it came to me that I should connect my brow tails,” Lyne told PopSugar of how the look came to life. “This look was influenced by fishtail brows; seeing the way my brow flicked upwards inspired the idea of just carrying the brow on until it met in the middle.”
Though the halo brow is certainly different than any brow style we’ve ever seen before, it actually isn’t totally random given the recent resurgence of the unibrow. Celebs like Lorde and Yara Shahidi have embraced the meet-in-the-middle look, inspiring their fans to do the same. In a recent Instagram post, Shahidi lamented about having to get rid of her unibrow for her role in Grown-ish, and was met with an outpouring of support from her fans. “I love this! From a fellow uni-girl, thank you,” wrote one woman. “Aww my baby has a uni, this will make her so happy,” shared another.
Even if you’re not on board with the whole halo brows thing, it’s empowering to see women finding many, many different ways to style their eyebrows — whether they have one or two of them.
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