I have been an esthetician since 1991, and a make-up artist much longer than that. At my shop on Queen Anne, I specialize in eyebrow waxing. Over the years, I have built a clientele of some of the most incredible women in town, and some from out of town (and out of the country!). I also have a large number of doctors that come in, and so 5 or so years ago I asked one of my doctor clients a question that had been perplexing me since I started specializing in brows. Why do some women lose their eyebrows on the end? They fall out, and sometimes they grow back, sometimes they don’t. I noticed it with my clients who are nursing babies, as well as other random things. I suspected in was hormone related. My client, Siri, a doctor in town said it was a syndrome called “Queen Anne Sign”. I said “that is the medical name for when your eyebrows fall out on the ends????” she said yes. I was stunned, because it is so odd that my shop is on Queen Anne. I am glad that I didn’t call my business “Queen Anne Eyebrows”. After she left, still in a little disbelief (although I knew she was a doctor and knew this, I had to see for myself) so I googled “Queen Anne Sign” and lots of interesting things came up. I have noticed this with people that have low thyroid, eat lots of soy based stuff, who are under lots of sudden stress, nursing babies, and menopause. A nice way to keep the brows looking good is a perfectly matched brow powder such as Laura Mercier’s brow powder (get the brush, too) or Jane Iredale’s Super Shape Me Brow Kit. Make sure you apply it with a light touch, and on clean, dry skin so your brows don’t look to heavily made up.