Sophia, 21, Marketing Student, #unibrowmovement, USA
I had no idea that growing a monobrow was that much of a big deal! It really started with my mother advising me not to get them done too young, she over-tweezered them when she was young and then regretted it. I stopped plucking them when I was away on a trip and they didn’t bother me. So I thought, “if they’re not bothering me, why should I change them?” My mono-brow is usually the first thing people notice about me but my close friends say that after five minutes you just forget about it. I brush it with a toothbrush every day, it looks horrible if I don’t. And I sometimes pluck the odd hair, I am not banning tweezers totally! I hope I’m helping to normalise the monobrow. I mean, why is it more normal to remove your eyebrows and then fill them in? What’s wrong with their natural state? I’m not here to judge anyone for being artificial but I do love the androgynous side of life, the resistance to being categorised. People always ask me if I would pluck my eyebrows for one million dollars. No, I tell them, I would pluck them because I wanted to, not because someone else wanted me to.