The Unibrow

@AmbiePam (46238)
United States
October 11, 2007 7:27pm CST
The unibrow for those unaware is when there is no definition between the eyebrows. The hair is just one straight line above the eyes. Essentially it is a unibrow, and not eyeBROWS. I've often wondered why people were content with that. Maybe it is a cultural thing (it's not popular in mainstream America), maybe a person feels fear of plucking or waxing, and doesn't want to shave either. It is not just one gender, I've seen both men and women sporting the unibrow. This feature says nothing about the person, and a unibrow doesn't define a person's look either. But I would like your opinion on the unibrow. What do you think? Are you taken aback when you see one? When you talk to someone with one, do you have a hard time not staring at it? *If you are offended by this discussion I ask that you look at the problems of the world and attack them first. Thank you! : )
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19 responses
• United States
12 Oct 07
No offense to those who have a lovely unibrow, but I do not like them....get plucking!
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Question, if you have ever plucked your eyebrows, do you sneeze a lot?
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• United States
13 Oct 07
I sneeze but not when I am doing that....more likely when I am filling the salt and pepper shakers.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I guess I'm the only one who sneezes when it's time to get the tweezers.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Heres where kiobug gets personal. I was born with a unibrow and as a girl in america thats not exactly fun. I didnt get it waxed off until I was in the sixth grade and after I did I got made fun of so bad. People asked me if I had to wax it five times a day because I was so hairy. I dont know why the damn kids didnt make fun of me before. Anyways I can still grow hair there but I always take care of it along with plucking my eyebrows. I think it sucks and when I see someone else with one it brings back bad memories.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
It sounds like you would have a lot in common with my sister. She had to wax her eyebrows when she was pretty young because the hair kept growing back. She still gets it waxed. It's one of those things she has to deal with. I have my own 'thorn in the side.' I think everyone must have one thing they don't like about themselves.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Yeah its pretty lame.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I tweeze.....I wouldn't care for a unibrow on me but for others I guess it's up to them. It doesn't bother me to see one. And I don't even look at it. It's just part of what someone is.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I don't really think of it as part of who someone is. More like decoration. But I hope everyone takes this as an amusing discussion. Just in case I had my own little disclaimer. I'm taken aback at what people get offended at here. You know besides the cursing and name calling. Sadly, I'm not kidding about the cursing and name calling.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I kinda do cause if they don't care about a unibrow they gotta be pretty self confident! LOL...anyway hope no politically correct people have comments on this...after all this is just a discussion!
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I had never seen a person with a unibrow until I watched a documentary on a South American artist. Since I am not used to it, I have to say it bothered me for awhile. But then, so do eyebrow rings!
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
lol
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Thanks for the BR!
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
14 Oct 07
I know I would find it hard not to stare at it. I find thick eyebrows unattractive, even if it's men's, as if they live in ice age. My eyebrows are not thick or unibrow, but they are also not as thin as most people have. I pay attention to them and believe it or not, I feel a lot better using tweezer regularly
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
15 Oct 07
It's always best to be cautious. : )
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I don't remember ever seeing anyone with a unibrow, but I don't think it would look very nice. I have seen a few women with thick bushy eyebrows that could use a little trimming, and I've wondered why they didn't do something about it. It doesn't really take much to shape and trim unruly eyebrows, and it does make a big difference.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
It does make a big difference. I think it makes a person's face look more friendly.
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@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
Actually growing up my best friend had a unibrow to. He said there was no point in wax or shaving it because it would grow back way thicker and faster. It was kind of funny because he always looked mad no matter what was happening. I still can remember to this day I took him over to another friend of mines house and he had kids. Well when my buddy with the unibrow walked in the kids just started to freak out. Oh well not much these people can do I guess but they are still people!lol
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I think at first it grows back thicker, but as they are continually waxed, the hair growth slows down. That's funny about the kids. I wouldn't have thought they would have been so surprised, LOL.
@nin0507 (11)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I don't like unibrows - for God's sake go buy some tweezers. It looks very unkept (and I have to admit I am really into eyebrow shape (my own). I also think that women who have dark moustaches should go buy some facial bleach. For about $5 you can be rid of your stach. Just my personal preferences.
@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I've seen a lot of women with a moustache. I've almost convinced myself they don't realize they have one.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
12 Oct 07
This drives me crazy to see someone with one long eyebrow stretching from eye to eye. It comes under the same craziness as seeing a woman with clusters of hairs sticking out of her chin. All I can say is...invest in some tweezers. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
You bring up something that I have always wondered about. When I was 12 and on a field trip, the lady at the museum had a cluster of hair under her chin. Not right under the chin, but close to it. It was almost like a soul patch, just in the wrong place. I didn't think anything bad about her, but I just couldn't figure out why she didn't get rid of it. She didn't have a lot of self-confidence, but she also wasn't a wallflower. I just think she would have felt better about herself if she had removed that patch of hair. A couple kids in our class had to be chastised because they almost said something loud enough for her to hear.
• India
12 Oct 07
Unibrows (I learnt this term from you, thanks) are not very common and in India they are considered quite lucky. In Indian tradition, in women these are thought to add beauty to a lady’s face just as tusker teeth do to her smile. If not bushy, unibrows look quite good and instead of plucking it entirely, I think it can be shaped nicely and it does impart a distinction to a person’s face. If I had unibrows, I would rather shape them properly than plucking them out completely…they would be my identifying mark in an otherwise indistinguishable face lol!
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
That is a very inventive answer. Thank you.
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
12 Oct 07
The unibrow. My fiance has hairs between his eyebrow but not a unibrow. He asks me to pluck them out for him. The unibrow is something that just shouldn't be there. It's not that hard to grab a pair of tweezers and pluck. It doesn't hurt, it doesn't cost anything. In saying that, I have no problem if someone wants to sport a unibrow, each to their own and like you said, there are bigger problems in the world.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
He doesn't mind you taking the tweezers to him?
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
I believe there are hollywood celebrities who have "unibrows" which I think is really not that catchy, I also don't see anything good by looking at this and don't add personality. I have seen some of them though, men and women. When I look at them, I can't help but imagine myself like TARZAN and hang on while swing myself on their UNIBROW like veins on the jungle!;) I'd also think that I should've brought a pair of pliers with me, I like to pluck them and trim!LOL
@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
13 Oct 07
A lot of celebrity guys do just about have a complete unibrow. I can never tell if it's for a movie, or just their personal taste.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
12 Oct 07
HI Ambiepam, until today i have only seen guys having such an unibrow really and never even 1 woman. And indeed i do not like how it looks on guys so I think on a woman it will be terrible to see. Poor once that have it really. is it genes? TheFortunes
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Some people's families have thicker brows, but most people pluck or wax that space in between to avoid that particular look. I did know one guy who just shaved a tiny space, just so it wouldn't look like one eyebrow. I don't think I'd go the shave route.
@Malyck (3430)
• Australia
12 Oct 07
I've never heard it referred to as the 'unibrow', in Australia it's called the monobrow... Same thing, really, and not important at all =P I know a few people, guys and girls who have a slight monobrow, due to fairly thick hair between the two eyebrows. Most of them wax or pluck a little, for personal preference of having the distinction, but not all. And funnily enough, a few of them actually don't look too bad. I don't have a real problem with it myself, on others at least, I think I would have to wax or pluck...
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I could never pull it off.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
If I didn't pluck mine I would be sporting around a full uni for sure. I don't like them for myself. I think men can get away with it more than women. Doesn't bother me either way, but not something I would want myself. But if they are comfortable with it then it really doesn't matter.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I think men can get away with it because woman are generally more accepting of appearances, no matter what the perceived 'flaw.'
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
12 Oct 07
I have a friend that I have none for more than a year and I just noticed that he comes dangerously close to a unibrow. I just think of it as one of those things that some people are born with. Like, so people are red haired with freckles, some or blond, or brunette. We all have things about us that we have to either accept or spend a lifetime trying to change. I know that there are procedures that will get rid of this now, but it can cost money and maybe, just maybe, some people are okay with a unibrow.
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@AmbiePam (46238)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I have a friend who gets the small space between the brows waxed once a month for ten dollars. I think a lot of people would have something close to a unibrow if they didn't pluck. None of it sounds fun. At least when someone has a unibrow, they never know the pain of all that. Of course, in business, something like that could hurt a person, because companies are so 'up' on personal grooming and appearances.
@laurika (4537)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I have to say I dont like unibrow, I think it looks like someone is not taking care of themselves.I would start too, becuase it very unnatural look to me.If I would have something like that I would definitely do something about it.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I don't think I know anyone personally with an unibrow, but I can't believe a woman would have one, that would throw me off a little, but I shouldn't judge someone because how they look, I am sure they would have their reasons to not separate them..
@raychill (6571)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I know a guy, ok well I don't know the guy but I know people who know the guy and I used to see him at a bar I used to hang out at all the time, who has a unibrow and is proud. I think it's great if it's something you can be proud of, but I couldn't look at him! It just bothered me a whole lot. I couldn't understand how there was just ONE brow on his face! and how he could go out in the world looking like that! ha ha. I think it's great if people can be confident with it though cause I know more people would shave it then keep it!
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