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Hairy Eyebrows are En Vogue

— September 17, 2006 — Fashion
Our friends at Bossy Swanky Fantabolous have unearthed the next big thing in eyebrows: Hair. For the curious, there's even a NY Times article that tracks the evolution of eybrow styles.

"Lay down your tweezers. Autumn's most prized pelt is the hairy eyebrow. Some say this style is "Dracula-browed Eastern European fashion models" and "eyebrows as furry as tufted caterpillars." - GentleTouchee

Implications - When the recent recession hit, consumers went back to basics in their apparel and product choices because of tight budgets. Natural looks are now in vogue, as consumers appreciate simplistic styles and minimalistic makeup. Companies wishing to cater to this niche market of budget-crunched minimalists can make designs which are bare, yet bold.
Trend Themes
1. Hairy Eyebrows Trend - The trend of embracing hairier eyebrows as a fashion statement provides an opportunity for beauty companies to create products and services that cater to customers embracing natural and minimalistic looks.
2. Back to Basics Trend - Consumers appreciating simplistic styles and minimalistic makeup due to tight budgets presents an opportunity for apparel and beauty companies to create designs and products that cater to this market niche of budget-crunched minimalists.
3. Natural Looks Trend - The appreciation for natural looks as a fashion statement presents an opportunity for beauty companies to create products and services that highlight and embrace natural features and styles.
Industry Implications
1. Beauty Industry - The trend of embracing natural and minimalistic looks presents an opportunity for companies in the beauty industry to create products and services that cater to customers embracing these styles.
2. Fashion Industry - The trend of embracing natural and simplistic looks presents an opportunity for companies in the fashion industry to create designs and products that cater to customers embracing these styles.
3. Apparel Industry - The trend of appreciating simplistic styles due to tight budgets presents an opportunity for companies in the apparel industry to create designs and products that cater to this market niche of budget-crunched minimalists.
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