Image: Kylie Jenner and her newly blonde brows (Instagram).
After months of foiling us all with wigs and coloured extensions, the 18-year-old shared her new “ashy dirty blonde” on Instagram last week. Kylie’s eyebrows then crossed over to the light side a few days later (see above), with a little help from celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli.
So what’s the go here? Does a dramatic hair colour change need to happen in tandem with your brows?
“It’s not always necessary to change your eyebrows when you get your hair coloured,” says image stylist Rose Jackson.
Of course, personal preference plays a part in all of this — it’s your hair, so the choice is all yours. Some women love to have contrasting hair and brow colours, while others are hesitant to go the full Daenerys Targaryen:
"I meet many naturally dark-haired ladies who want a change in hair colour, but are fearful about going lighter because their brows are naturally darker," Rose, who is both a colourist and a brow artist, says.
In this instance, she recommends "lifting" the brow colour by one shade, or even half a shade, to tone down the depth and intensity of their natural darkness. "It softens the harshness of the black eyebrows against the hair colour and simply blends everything together," Rose explains.
"Often red hair can look artificial and 'off' when sitting next to a blonde or brown eyebrow. I might look at colouring the eyebrow hair to create more of a blend," Rose says. (Post continues after gallery.)
That doesn't mean bottle redheads have to embrace equally fiery brows; Rose says this could look a bit "wild" if the person's hair isn't naturally red (although Kaley Cuoco took the plunge by matching her brows to her pink hair, so there's that).
Instead, Rose will colour the brows a deep, rich brown, or almost black if the hair is a deep dark red. For women with a lighter, more copper shade, a rich warm brown is a nice choice for brows.