Fashion and beauty industry has been experimenting with eyebrows for a long time, sometimes it comes up with really great looks while sometimes, the results make us cringe! We have seen it all, bushy brows, pencil thin brows, zig-zag brows and also squiggly brows. Magazines and the makeup artists are never short of ideas on how to do your brows.
One thing that they are against is letting your brows meet in the center. They prefer plucking eyebrows so they do not meet at the center.
Greek Cypriot student and model Sophia Hadjipanteli, who’s naturally a blonde, is determined to break this stereotype, she even dyes her unibrow black to emphasise it more. And with over 60k followers on Instagram, there’s no shortage of people subscribing to her #UnibrowMovement.
She has accepted that her look is not according to the preference of all the people. “I personally think my face looks better this way,” she said. “Others disagree, and that’s totally cool.”
“I have a unibrow because it is a preference,” she recently wrote on Instagram. “I’m who I am because I want to be this way. When you judge others for wearing makeup, dying their hair, altering parts of their body or inner self, JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T, makes you just as toxic as a lot of societal norms and pressures we are constantly faced with. AT THE END OF THE DAY just do you cuz imma be doing me whether you like it or not.”
She recently posed as Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter also known for her striking unibrow, after getting inundated with requests to dress up like the iconic artist. “I have always loved her and thought she was so beautiful. After doing that, I feel like I have labeled myself as someone who is embracing being myself and isn’t necessarily being natural, but instead just doing what I want.”
She also wrote on Instagram, “My eyebrow(s) aren’t for everyone, but they are definitely for me. I promise you will shine brighter when you stand out of your environment. Stand with me and #GoWithTheFlaw @diesel – a movement on acceptance”
“#UnibrowMovement is about so much more than just my eyebrows- or even myself. It is about normalizing something that society pressures us to hide or fix. Whatever that ONE thing is that you love about yourself but maybe others don’t – show them you’re not going to change for them. For me, my movement is for my unibrow. I want my mission to be about change. Not physically, but socially. I want to grow up in a world that won’t scare me back into my shell. I want to encourage tolerance of others, acceptance of differences, and most importantly- be proud of who you are. Keep shining because I’m counting on you guys 🌻❤️”
What do you have to say about her step?