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2021 was the year of the bleached brow - there’s no way you would have missed this trend as it dominated the internet this year.

While they may have only entered mainstream consciousness now, the look has been tried and tested by some of our favourite risk-takers over the years. Trend or not, some people can just pull them off.

Here's our round up of the most noteworthy iterations of the look. Whether bleached brows are here to stay or not - we'll let you decide!

Puts a smokey eye to work

Adesuwa pulling off the look effortlessly

Pair your bleached brows with a buzzcut if you’ve got game like Adwoa

Definition of the word “ethereal”

'Too cool to care' vibes

Braless and browless - a killer combo

Of course the OG cool girl has rocked some bleached brows too

Pre-Squid Game Hyeon was dominating the runways with bright red locks and no brows

If you're a risk-taker like Jaden

Forest fairy type of buzz

Kendall's runway debut, featuring bleached brows and a super sharp bob

Pair with dark hair for a high contrast look

A staple of Lilli’s look

Madonna in 1992 with bleached brows, braided buns, and a toy lamb. Enough said.

More browless Gaga, this time with a Versace kick

Add braids and freckles for a cute summer look

Musician Mia Carucci just having fun with it

The Girl with the Bleached Brows

Is a browless Cara still even Cara?

Chloë has been rocking 'em since the '90s

Balance it out with a cute headband

Trust Kim K to pair bleached brows with a blowout

An extra moody version of Bella for the Haider Ackerman runway

Doubly cool with a slicked-back 'do

Makes room for colour-pop eyeshadow

With a Pat McGrath touch

Soo Joo hitting us with a power look

If you want to fully commit to the rocker-chic look like K-Stew

Bleached brows are a mainstay backstage at Prada

Looks especially fierce if you've got bone structure like Rosie

Super sleek and chic on Fernanda

One way to turn clumpy mascara into a look

Perfectly complements a head full of braids

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