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1930's film star Jean Harlow created her signature look of thin, highly arched eyebrows. ASCP & you THEN & NOW This year, we're taking a look back at the origins of some of today's most effective skin care treatments, including a few that are downright scary. We've come a long way, baby! THEN In the 1930s, eyebrows were thin with exaggerated height. Following the actresses of the time, many women plucked all of them out (ouch) or shaved them off and then drew them on exactly where they wanted them. (Greta Garbo plucked her eyebrows thin to follow the arch of her eye socket.) Petroleum jelly or oils were used to give them a little shine. Jean Harlow's highly arched eyebrows became part of her signature style. Marlene Dietrich shaved off all of the hair and penciled on her brow higher than her natural hairline. Some actresses, like Lucille Ball and Lana Turner, shaved their eyebrows for movie roles and they never grew back, forcing them to draw them in for the rest of their lives. NOW Today's heav y and bold, yet still dramatic and well-defined brows are what clients want, and esties have some innovative tools and techniques to make that happen—without the fear of permanent damage. From waxing and threading to extensions, lamination, and brow-specific makeup, estheticians' training and skills allow everyone to have the perfect eyebrows for their face. And that perfection ensures a loyal, lifelong client! Drama Queen The look may change, but dramatic eyebrows are always in style by Mary Barthelme Abel 72 ascp skin deep september/october 2020

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