Once the preserve of WAGs and reality TV stars, the ‘Scouse brow’ spread like wildfire after the Duchess of Cambridge modelled the darker, bushier style… and fashion-conscious women everywhere put down their tweezers.
But for many, leaving things to nature didn’t offer a quick enough fix.
After years of over-plucking, women are now going to desperate lengths to bring back their eyebrows.
Plastic surgeons report a surge in the numbers requesting transplants to thicken out their sparse, pencilled-in brows.
The British Association of Plastic Surgeons said transplanting hairs from the head to the eyebrows is increasingly popular.
The procedure, which costs around £3,000 per side and can take four hours, involves implanting up to 200 individual hair follicles under local anaesthetic.
Dr Raghu Reddy, a hair restoration expert, said: ‘We have witnessed interest grow since around the time of the Royal Wedding. Now we have a healthy stream of women who come in. There is also greater awareness now.
‘While I do have patients who have over-plucked, I also have women who come in with perfectly normal eyebrows who are looking for a thicker, fuller brow to rival the likes of Kate Middleton.’