September 21, 2009, - 5:20 pm
For guys, it’s one thing to fix the unibrow problem. It’s entirely another when men get their eyebrows sculpted a la RuPaul or even the late Lucille Ball. Sadly, the trend is toward the latter in this age of feminized men and masculine women.
Real Men Don’t Do Chick Brows (A La B. J. Mullens)
I’ve noted the trend before, and not just earlier this year when I posted photos of brow-primper and college hoops player, B. J. Mullens. The guybrow trend is very common in places like Dearbornistan, where a plethora of cheesy Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah supporters often dress like they’re stuck in disco days and overdo it on the feminine brow-sculpting look. (Some of their eyebrows literally look like lopsided question marks or Islamic crescents.) And I noticed it in 2006, when Sylvester Stallone came to Detroit to promote “Rocky Balboa” (and I took a photo with him). He still looks masculine, but the dude’s got the brows of a cross-dresser.
Now, the “guybrows” trend is getting worse, with some men spending more time on the hair directly above their peepers than many women do. Predictably, it’s taking off in Britain, where the men are mostly effeminate and/or gay, anyway. And the only “men” left are, sadly, extremist Muslims (redundant phrase).
British men are becoming increasingly interested in having their eyebrows professionally groomed, according to Debenhams department store which plans to hold men-only “guybrow” nights.
Men, it said, now make up 40 percent of the visitors to its brow bars, double the proportion of a year ago. . . .
Debenhams said its consumer research showed many men initially came for threading [DS: a brow hair removal method] either in a bid to look good for a job interview, or at the behest of their fiancees as part of the wedding preparations.
Most later return for regular appointments, it added.
“As with self-tanning and facials, the taboo around eyebrow shaping is quickly disappearing,” said Sara Stern, Director of Cosmetic Merchandising at Debenhams.
She added in a statement: “Men are recognizing the power of a groomed brow to frame the face and create a sexy James Bond-style arch when raised.
Please. There’s nothing sexy about a man who looks like a chick . . . unless he’s trying to attract Perez Hilton and the ghost of Liberace.
Taboos and judgmentalism are under-rated. Vastly under-rated.
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