A Woman Who Was Bullied Because Of Her Monobrow Is Now Embracing It

There are many ways to groom your eyebrows. Plucking, waxing, threading... some even choose to have them filled out and made thicker by paying for microblading and tattooing.

It's all fine - whatever you want to do, right? And continuing in that vein, others have decided to leave their eyebrows to grow to grow. Take this woman, for instance:

Joselyn Jones was called a 'wolf' and 'Golden Arches' by school bullies because of her monobrow, but says she now embraces it - and is more confident than ever.

The 23-year-old was relentlessly teased in the playground by kids who would howl like wolves - or cruelly compare her unibrow to the McDonald's logo.

She grew up hating her unibrow - the proper term for which is 'synophrys' - and begged her mother Pamela Jones, 57, to allow her to wax it.

When she was 10 her parents finally relented and allowed her to pluck her brows, which became a painstaking daily routine due to their thickness.

For 12 years, Joselyn groomed her brows every morning and spent £8 ($10.60) weekly to have them professionally shaped.

Joselyn spent years maintaining her brows. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn spent years maintaining her brows. Credit: SWNS

When Joselyn, a hairdresser, welcomed her son Jeremiah, now aged five, her grooming routine began to stretch her tight finances and she worried about what impression she was making on the young child.

In November 2017, she set herself a one-month challenge to stop grooming her brows and relaxing her hair, which was costing £50 ($66) every six weeks.

But after years of painful plucking Joselyn, from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, decided to grow out her unibrow and embrace her natural beauty.

Joselyn with her son Jeremiah. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn with her son Jeremiah. Credit: SWNS

Joselyn, who dates music engineer James Land, 29, said: "It's interesting because ever since I've grown my eyebrows, men are more interested in me.

"I think men are so used to seeing women in a certain way, that to see someone looking different is attractive."

The mum said her confidence was elevated by the challenge and claims that embracing her unibrow has completely changed her outlook on life.

Joselyn added: "When I was five years old I started noticing that everyone looked different to me. It made me a little uncomfortable.They began to tease me in kindergarten. I would beg and beg my mum to cut my eyebrows but she would never let me.

Joselyn hated her brow from a young age. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn hated her brow from a young age. Credit: SWNS

"In school when I would walk down the hallways, older kids would make wolf sounds, like howling when I passed. It made me feel terrible. They would call me McDonald's because they said my eyebrows looked like the logo.

"One day I came home from school crying and my dad just said 'fine'. He said we could cut them. He got his beard clippers and separated my eyebrows right down the middle. Finally people stopped talking about me. It was emotional.

"I started getting my course hair relaxed when I was nine or ten and everything changed. I finally felt like I fit in with everyone else. My eyebrows required so much maintenance.

"I would pluck them in the centre every morning and night, and get them shaped professionally every week. I spent ten dollars a week doing this from the age of ten until I was 23. I spent $70 (£53) on relaxers for my hair every six weeks.

Joselyn with her mum. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn with her mum. Credit: SWNS

"When I had my son, I was a single mum. I was putting myself through hair school and I was meeting all kinds of different women. One day a little girl came in and she had eyebrows just like mine that joined in the middle and she hated them.

"I told her they were beautiful and that a lot of people have to draw them in or tattoo their eyebrows, but she had them naturally. She smiled when I said that and I felt a little hypocritical.

"At the time I was going through hardship. I had three jobs, two in a restaurant and my own business, all while going to school to get my hair stylist license.

"I quite literally stopped having time to look in the mirror. I stopped touching my eyebrows and my hair. I was so tired of it. I was sick of manipulating myself and my look to be a certain way to please other people.

Joselyn has embraced her brow. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn has embraced her brow. Credit: SWNS

"I set myself a challenge that I wasn't going to touch them or my hair for a whole month and save the money. At first I was mortified when people would look at me. I felt like I was right back in school with those bullies.

"But I soon realised if I didn't love myself, nobody else would love me either. Now I love myself and my look too, which I think makes a huge difference."

Joselyn acts in her spare time and said her natural look has boosted her career in Atlanta. She explained: "Ever since I've let my eyebrows grow I've had more interest in my work. I've starred in a few short films and I've done some modelling. It's mind-blowing."

Joselyn said her unibrow has boosted her career. Credit: SWNS
Joselyn said her unibrow has boosted her career. Credit: SWNS

The mum-of-one said she hopes her message will have an impression on young girls, saying: "I want young girls to learn from me and accept themselves. I want to be a resource for them. You don't have to manipulate yourself to be beautiful. You are beautiful as you are.

"My son has the same eyebrows as me and I want him to grow up loving himself, but also to respect others who are brave enough to love themselves as they are. That's true beauty."

Well, each to their own - and if she's happy, what does it matter?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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