Why More People Are Shaving Their Eyebrows — And How to Do It Yourself

The dramatic beauty look, once most closely associated with punks, goths and drag queens, is entering the mainstream.

There is something distinctly queer about shaved eyebrows: their presence, or rather absence, challenges our expectations about what a face should be. And indeed, for much of the past century, they were a signal of deviance from the norm — either because a person couldn’t fit in or because they refused to. Take the drag queen Divine, who in the filmmaker John Waters’s 1972 trash epic, “Pink Flamingos,” struts down a Baltimore sidewalk wearing a slinky wrap dress, peep-toe heels and a pair of impossibly arched brows. She is undeniably glamorous, yet

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