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The dos and don'ts when bleaching your eyebrows

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Bleached eyebrows were a major trend on the Met Gala red carpet this year, with stars including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Lily Aldridge rocking major makeovers for the glitzy bash. However, before you reach for the bleaching kit, there are some key dos and don’ts to ensure you avoid a beauty mishap.

HELLO! Online turned to beauty expert Michael Malinsky to get his top tips for bleaching your brows…

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Kim Kardashian rocked bleached brows at the Met Gala

DO prepare before the treatment

Ensure your brows are freshly groomed and cleaned before you start. Wash them with soap and water, remove any make-up and leave them to dry before you begin.

DON'T bleach for too long

Leave the bleach on your eyebrows for a short amount of time – and make sure you remove it fully so you can see the end result. It's better to do it in stages rather than being left with eyebrows that are much too light!

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Katy Perry turned heads with her bold beauty look


DO get them professionally done

Head to a salon if you're new to bleaching to avoid making a mistake or damaging your eyebrows. It's also worth turning to the professionals if you have dark eyebrows to begin with, as they will be able to advise you on the best shade to try.

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Lily Aldridge turned heads with her eye-catching gold brows

DON'T go for a full makeover at once

The trick to lightening your eyebrows is to bleach them ever so slightly – lighter brows always make for a dramatic statement. You don't want to risk over-bleaching as this could lead to an unwanted new look – especially if you're going from black-brown to blonde where you could risk turning them orange. If you have lightened them too much, you could try a semi-permanent solution such as Wunderbrow (

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