Defining a Unibrow

The other day my step-daughter comes up to me and asks if she has a unibrow. Personally I think she was fishing for money to get her eyebrows waxed, but either way, if a seven-teen year old doesn’t know what a unibrow is you might not either. So to both help my daughter and all those who also may not know what a unibrow is, I will define it.

Wikipedia, my online reference for all things in life, defines unibrow as a "confluence of eyebrows"; i.e., the presence of abundant hair between the eyebrows, so that they seem to converge to form one long eyebrow. Meaning you are supposed to have two eyebrows, one perfectly arched above each eye. Now if you have a significant amount of hair above the bridge of your nose that makes it look like you indeed do not have two eyebrows, but just one long one, you have my friend have a unibrow, or a monobrow, as some people call it.

The best example I can think of to put these words into picture form for you is none other than Burt, from Burt & Ernie of Sesame Street. This cannot be defined any clearer. Burt’s eyebrows are continuous across his face, and in fact do not break apart at any point. Now this of course is an extreme case of a unibrow. There are incidents in which the unibrow is lighter and not as thick, but still there. Any kind of hair, whether scarce or abundant that is visible in daylight above the bridge of ones’ nose and between the distinct grouping of hair above each eye can be construed as a unibrow.

So if this sounds like something that is going on in your eyebrow region, you may have a unibrow. The good news is, there are actions you can take.

Using a tweezer, and especially a slanted one like this, helps remove the unwanted hair quickly and precisely. Thus not erupting the pore, causing ingrown hairs, very important.

This is a must for my female clients makeup bags for many reasons. 1) Once you invest in a good pair of tweezers, getting those tiny impossible hairs becomes possible 2) Makes putting on fake eyelashes easier

Of course you can always go the waxing route, which can be a bit more costly, but will more than likely remove the unwanted hairs in one swift movement, whereas plucking may take longer.

Either way you decide to go about eliminating a unibrow, it must be done regardless. Simply because the separating of the brows and removal of stray hairs above the nose a will help open up your face therefore brightening it and bringing more focus to the whole picture, instead of drawing the viewers eye to one direct area. You’ll be surprised to see what a difference the creation of two eyebrows, instead of one will make.