Eyebrows: The New Thing It's Your Duty To Obsess OverS

On July 16, in The New York Times, William Van Meter wrote, "The newest trend in eyebrows is to get rid of them altogether." A headline in today's Times reads: "After Overplucking, It's Time To Call The Professionals." Oh dear.

Apparently Overplucking is a Thing. (Funny how this happens after the Times declared eyebrowlessness a trend.) Anyway: There are kits and specialists and pencils and transplants.

This news comes after the American Apparel eyebrow memo and the ceremonial bleaching of the brows on America's Next Top Model. Not to mention the fact that we know who does Michelle Obama's brows.

Breasts are an old standby. We've already focused on the butt (thanks, J. Lo), the abs (Britney, circa "Slave 4 U") and in early 2009, we spent an inordinate amount of time on the arms. Maybe it's eyebrows' turn. At least, unlike some other body parts which get fetishized, they're on your face: People can look you in the eye as they judge you.

After Overplucking, It's Time To Call The Professionals [NY Times]