These Are the Top 10 Brow Trends of 2022
Eyebrows have always been a hot topic of conversation.
Much like other beauty styles, brow looks go in and out of fashion. In the ’20s, droopy, thin and drawn on eyebrows were very on-trend, then the ’40s were all about natural brows, then to slightly manicured in the ’50s, and then the barely-there eyebrow trend swept through the early 2000s. And today? It’s a bit of everything.
Models like Cara Delevingne, Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Sophia Hadjipanteli coming onto the high fashion scene with statement brows, paved the way for where we are today: embracing our natural brows.
Unlike in eras before us, there’s more than one style of eyebrow that’s deemed fashionable right now.
Recent eyebrow trends like the ‘Fox brow’ and ‘Brow lamination’ have been seeing a huge surge on TikTok and Instagram with stars such as Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Billie Eilish following the looks — it’s hard to keep up!
According to Instagram data collected by aesthetic specialists Vera Clinic, these are the top ten most popular brow trends of 2022.
Hashtagged in 2,100,000 Instagram posts, brow lamination is a semi-permanent treatment lifts your brow hairs upwards to define them. As seen on stars such as Gigi Hadid and Dua Lipa this creates a thicker eyebrow look to your brows.
The natural brow is featured in 896,000 Instagram posts, and it’s all about sticking to your natural shape with a more defined look. Not so skinny and not so thick; more minimalist and simplified.
Fluffy brows have been spotted on Billie Eilish, among other celebs, and are here to stay in 2022, receiving a staggering 517,000 Instagram posts. This involves brushing up the brow hairs with skin coming through and minimal use of pencils and powders, for a much more natural, less defined look.
Eyebrow transplants are also proving to be popular this year with over 27,000 hashtags. Most recently, Chrissy Teigen has shown off her new eyebrows after revealing that she had undergone surgical treatment on her brows last month. The procedure involves taking donor hairs from the head and transplanting them to the brows.
As seen on celebs like Cara Delevigne and Zendaya, the straight brow is also a popular trend for 2022. It consists of fuller brows with a minimal arch and a tail that drops at the ends subtly.
With 5,600 posts on Instagram, the coloured brow is when you dye your brow a colour that isn’t naturally and usually stands out on the face. For example, people with naturally brown hair have been bleaching their eyebrows to blonde. Other popular colours are green, pastel blue and pink.
Making a comeback is the 90s brow which are thinner, low-arched eyebrows. This trend can be seen on Kate Moss and Bella Hadid, and is also a hit on Instagram with over 2,500 Instagram posts.
A new brow trend, dubbed ‘Fox Brows’, has received 1.3k hashtagged posts on Instagram. Fox Brows is the technique to pull back brows (using brow tape) into a flat brow. So many make-up artists use brow tape to create a flat brow look this is to create a ‘flatter’ brow while simultaneously acting as a face-lift to give a more youthful appearance. Using brow tape to lift your eyebrows also uplifts your eyes to give an elevated effect, this popular trend has been spotted on Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber.