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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 by Lisa Ricard Claro   3 Comments | Posted in chin hair · eyebrows · hair · unibrow

When I was twelve my picture was in the dictionary displayed alongside the definition of “unibrow”. King Kong was envious of my brows. I spent half my life pluck-pluck-plucking just to be presentable in public. It seems a cruel joke that middle-age convinced my once lush brows to desert me. Where have they gone? I haven’t needed tweezers since 45. I light incense and pray to the eyebrow gods every night before bed, but my begging goes unheeded. In fact, the eyebrow gods toy with me. While I’m asleep they pull what little hair does sprout from my eyebrows and plant it on my chin. I wake up in the morning looking like Billy Goat Gruff.

Okay, okay, so I’m exaggerating. A little. The point is, I want my eyebrows back!

When I was in high school back in the 70s, thin brows were the fashion, unless you were Brooke Shields. No one that I knew had thick brows, and a lot of girls shaved off their brows and drew on new ones. I never went that far, but I did pluck my brows into oblivion. Well, they are having the last laugh. After decades of rejection they have gone into semi-retirement. At least they aren’t turning gray. Much.

I think what worries me is that if my ever bountiful eyebrows have flown the coop, what will be the next to go? Or worse, what will be the next to grow? Yikes! Shouldn’t have had that coffee milkshake at Marble Slab Creamery. Or maybe…maybe all that calcium and vitamin D will infuse my eyebrows with new life!

Ahh…I love being a positive thinker.

Til next time,

3 Responses to "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"

  1. Comment by grebnerground
    July 25, 2009 at 4:13 pm  

    Oh you make me laugh, girl. Especially the part about the eyebrow god doing his transplant. lolI think every mom owes it to her daughter to take her to a(good)eyebrow professional when her daughter hits puberty. Would save a lot of time and agony.And by the way, NU-UH!…..I think you were a cute kid and a pretty girl.

  2. Comment by Marguerite Broussard
    July 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm  


  3. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    July 26, 2009 at 11:26 pm  

    Ha! I have wild brows; my hairdresser just shakes her head and heats up the wax. And then she dyes them to match my hair. So, see? It's always something…:-)

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