Society has convinced us that body hair and facial hair are completely unacceptable for women. Magazines, television shows, commercials, and movies have all cemented this by showcasing women with hairless underarms, freshly waxed legs, and perfectly shaped eyebrows. As a result, anything on the more natural side is frowned upon and even insulted.
This is the reality for 31-year-old Eldina Jaganjac, who sports a mustache and thick gorgeous brows that meet in the middle to form a unibrow.
The Denmark native said she constantly receives stares while out in public, and people have even yelled at her to remove her facial hair. But Jaganjac isn’t fazed by the negative attention anymore. She considers her unibrow and mustache to be blessings, and she wears them proudly.
Jaganjac stopped plucking her brows and mustache in March of 2020 and said she no longer cares what people think.
JaganjacShe told The Mirror, that men have frequently yelled “pluck that” in the street, adding that they often stare at her eyebrows like she has a third head. She went on to highlight the double standards when it comes to how men and women are expected to present themselves.
“Before I let my unibrow grow out, I did feel like there were minimal options to how women were supposed to look,” she said.
She added: “Compared to men, we are expected to spend much more time and money on our looks just to be deemed visually acceptable in society, especially when you are in public spaces. If a man doesn’t shave and doesn’t pluck his eyebrows, no one notices or comments, and it’s nothing out of the ordinary.”
Jaganjac also uses her facial hair to her advantage when it comes to dating. Her unibrow and mustache serve as a barometer to see whether a potential date is judgmental or not.
And she isn’t afraid to show off her natural beauty on social media. Jaganjac has an Instagram account with over 20,000 followers, who regularly leave positive and uplifting comments on her countless selfies.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about self-love and self-acceptance first.