Great Products and Beauty Moments in 'Eyebrow Connoisseur' History

PHOTO: Chantel Jeffries posted this photo of herself to her Instagram.
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Justin Bieber's DUI arrest not only revealed his penchant for fast cars, but also introduced a new phrase to the beauty lexicon: "eyebrow connoisseur," which is how Bieber's female companion in drag racing, Chantel Jeffries, describes herself on her Twitter bio. Jeffries is a Wilhelmina model and designer of an eponymous eyebrow brush, according to The Cut. So it would appear that the title is a deserved one, if previously undefined to most people.

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PHOTO: Brooke Shields in the 1980 movie Blue Lagoon.
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Brooke Shields Bares All

In the 1980s, nothing came between actress Brooke Shields and her Calvins. But "The Blue Lagoon" star was just as provocative for her big, bold brows arching above her blue eyes. Some may consider her the original "eyebrow connoisseur."

PHOTO: A general view of the Tweezerman display at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio Presenting Patrick Demarchelier Brought To You By RW&CO during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Sept. 7, 2012.
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Tweezerman Tweezers Arrive

While many women adopted Shields' natural brow aesthetic, proper grooming was always in vogue. A new hair-removal product that debuted in 1980 called the Splintertweeze by Tweezerman quickly became a favorite among magazine editors and beauty junkies. Its successor, Tweezerman Slant, has remained the company's best-selling product to this day, tucked inside the arsenal of any true "eyebrow connoisseur."

PHOTO: A woman has her eyebrows threaded at the Designer Couture Trunk Show hosted by Noelle Reno at The Collection in London, June 10, 2009.
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Eyebrow Threading Comes West

As hair-removal has become more popular over the years, many have looked for alternatives to ubiquitous plucking and waxing techniques to shape their brows. It was only a matter of time before the ancient Indian method called "eyebrow threading," in which a thread is rolled and twisted over areas with unwanted hair, became the hot treatment at salons in the U.S.

PHOTO: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais in Paris, March 6, 2012.
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Bejeweled Brows Hit Runways

In 2012, luxury fashion label Chanel caught extra eyes on the runway when it decorated its models natural brows with crystalline strips of jewelry as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais -- eyebrow couture for the connoisseur.

PHOTO: Chantel Jeffries posted this photo of herself to Instagram.
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Chantel Jeffries, Eyebrow Connoisseur

While it's uncertain whether Bieber's blonde-haired pal will use this recent press to expand her line of "eyebrow connoisseur" products, her catchphrase will likely be around for at least a little while longer.

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