Pin-up girls of the 1950s, including Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, share a distinctive eyebrow shape and style. Their brows were thick, arched and stood out against their fair white skin. This style, which can be referred to as “rockabilly,” has now come back into fashion and can be emulated at home with the proper tools and techniques.

Things You'll Need


Map the Brow

Line the long end of your rat tail comb up with the side of your nose and measure straight up the bridge to where your eyebrow should begin. Your new eyebrows will need to match up with the natural shape of your face. Make a small mark with an eyebrow pencil.

Place the comb so it lines up with your nostril. Look straight ahead and angle it directly across your pupil. Make another small dot with the eyebrow pencil. This should be the center of your arch.

Line the comb up with the outer edge of your eye to see where the eyebrow should end. Make another mark.

If you do not have hair where the marks are located, stop tweezing in those areas and allow the hair to grow back. This process may take up to six months. In the meantime, you can fill the areas in with an eyebrow pencil.

Tweeze the hairs that do not fall within the line that is created by the three dots that you just made. Remember that the rockabilly look is a full look, so don’t get too overzealous with the tweezers.

Repeat on the other side.

Fill in the Brow

Use your eyebrow brush to smooth the hairs down along your forehead.

Select a pencil or gel color that complements your skin tone. It should stand out in stark contrast against your skin. Do not be afraid to go dark, even if you have light hair.

Using either the pencil or colored gel, trace a line between the three marks that you made to shape the brow.

Thicken the line to your desired thickness and set in place with clear gel or finishing powder.

Repeat on the other side.