Most felt uncomfortable with the trend, others couldn't understand how humans reached this point in the beauty trend history.
Trends these days are sprouting faster than hair in my grandfather's ear. Be it a challenge like the Keke, or just a fashion trend, there is no dearth of bizarre thing on the gigantic world wide web. Squiggly brows, braided brows, feather brows; we had them all. We also had hairy nails and colored underarm hair (we don't even know why) among other things. Men, who wanted to be a part of this, decided to do similar stuff to their beards. Filling them with ornaments, lights and even flowers were a trend.
Well, the other weird-ass trend in town is nostril-hair extensions. Yup, you read right. There were a lot of people who didn't get the point of the trend. You'd think it wouldn't have any takers, but whaddya know, there were a ton of them. The trend started when Instagrammer @gret_chen_chen stuck a pair of false eyelashes around each of her nostrils and christened them 'nose hair extensions'. According to Pop Sugar, when asked how she thought of this, she said, "I just feel it's boring to have hair extensions on a normal place." It did not take long for others to seize upon the look and - voila - the tag #nosehairextensions was born. Well, that's umm... great? This trend did leave the Internet very confused and a little afraid. Those falsies were so gorgeous! Why put them to such use is beyond us. But well...
And to think of all the hours we spent trimming, plucking and even WAXING our nostril hair. Such a waste of our pain receptors! Tch, tch. With the number of people who have become a part of this trend, we wonder what else will come up in our amazing human brains that thousands will decide to mindlessly do just to become part of something bigger than themselves. One blogger even decided to do a proper tutorial for this.
The year 2018 saw one amazingly bizarre trend. Beauty blogger Hannah Lyne came up with quite an unusual eyebrow type - the halo brow. For the love of all things good and 'holy'!!! The blogger, who has more than 35,000 followers, shared pictures of herself on her Instagram account. The brow was made using an eyebrow pencil. According to Cosmopolitan, the blogger said, "I was having a conversation with a friend trying to come up with a new idea for a look, and all of a sudden it came to me that I should connect my brow tails. This look was influenced by fishtail brows; seeing the way my brow flicked upwards inspired the idea of just carrying the brow on until it met in the middle."
There is some good that these over-the-top trends may have done. In recent times, the body-positivity movement to accept your body, all of it as it is, has become huge. Acceptance of facial hair on women is part of. In light of that, this trend may have helped a few women accept themselves. The fashion moguls of the world approved of the big, bushy eyebrows trend. But even otherwise, there are a ton of women who have chosen to give up hair-removal methods and embrace their facial hair. Women with PCOD, individuals who identify as gender-queer, flaunt beards with perfectly-winged eyeliners and beautifully made-up eyes and kick beauty standards out of the window.