Today, Justin Bieber shocked the world by revealing his new blond hair. By hair, we just mean what’s on the top of his head; his eyebrows remained as dark as grade B maple syrup. The result places him into the grand history of people with blonde hair and dark eyebrows. This post originally ran in May of 2013, but we are rerunning it so Bieber could learn about his forebears.
The last few months have seen a major uptick in one style trend in particular. No, not patterned pants. (But … yes, those too.) It’s the light-blonde hair with the dark, severe brows, rocked by both Daenerys and Cersei on Game of Thrones and in actual life by Kate Upton on the cover of this month’s Vogue. The look has been around for ages, and has never really left us — though not everyone who has worn it has had quite as much blonde ambition as, say, Madonna. Let’s look back through some great — and some not-so-great — moments in blondes and brows.