Bellasugar’s recent poll, Do You Dye Your Eyebrows to Match Your Hair?, sparked a (forcibly repressed) memory with me. A couple of years ago I encountered a bottle blonde with something odd going on: she was quite obviously faux – and of course, that’s all grand and fine – but for one thing: she’d dyed her brows to match. And they looked odd. Very odd.
In fact, so sort of orange and weird were they, that I became somewhat transfixed by them. I could not stop staring. They advertised utterly the fakeness of her hair, which I think I’d have overlooked had she left them her natural darker shade. Because we’re just not generally used to blondes matching the carpet to the curtains, to use a horrid blokey analogy (should it be the carpet to the pelmet, in this case?), are we? So they really stood out. I mean – would Marilyn Monroe have caved and matched? Would Debbie Harry have complied and lightened? Nah. No way.
Like fashion, I say a firm no to matchy-matchy, and so the moral of the tale is, pimp your hair platinum by all means, but leave the brows to nature.
That’s just my tuppence worth though – what do you lot think?