We're currently experiencing what could best be described as a renaissance of brows — a brow-aissance, if you will. In the past few years, eyebrows went from being an afterthought or a source of not-so-fond memory of youthful mistakes — a.k.a. the dreaded "tadpole" arches — to a feature of intense fascination. Thanks to a runway resurgence, full-browed beauties like Lily Collins, and a slew of new launches and treatments, brows are back in a bigger, bolder way.
That's all well and good for models and celebrities. But what does that mean for those of us with average arches, who don't have brow pros on speed-dial? Thanks to new technologies and greater accessibility to treatments, it means that anyone — with a little bit of time and $ — can have the brows of their dreams.
The treatment options for defining, refining, and boosting your brows are myriad, and more than a little intimidating. Knowing which one is going to be the most beneficial for your brows seems like it requires a Mensa membership to deduce. That's where we come in: We forced (erm, asked politely) five R29 staffers to donate their arches to the cause and try a different treatment each — shaping, filling in, tinting, extensions, and tattooing.
Read on to see their epic transformations, and find out which arch aesthetic is best for you.