Name

Sydney L. Robinson

About

Sydney Lauren Robinson has been consistently described as classy, elegant and sophisticated which also exemplify her work as a makeup artist. Sydney specializes in dramatic, glamorous and beautifully polished looks that are inspired by her background in theatre and opera. Her clientele includes brides, members of wedding parties and Bat Mitzvahs, proms, special occasion and themed parties, models, actors and the occasional drag queen or cross-dresser.

In addition to numerous shows for Emerson Stage and original student productions, Sydney gained extensive experience in makeup and hair for film during college, volunteering on many projects around Boston.

Sydney’s special effects makeup, wig and costume work was featured in the short film “i4i” at Bridgewater State’s Campus MovieFest and took first place in the Best Picture, Special Effects and Best Actress categories. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 as well as on Virgin Atlantic Airlines flights from 2013-14. Sydney and her team were also top 5 in the Special Effects category finals and flew to Los Angeles for the last part of the competition. “i4i” can be seen at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVAvkiTEd6w

In her spare time, Sydney also runs Elegant Essentials Jewelry, a business of found semi-precious stone, metal and jeweled creations for which she takes custom orders online.

Sydney has freelanced in the Boston area doing makeup, fashion styling and photography work for actors, models and photographers; giving makeup consultations and workshops, as well as designing and teaching wigs and makeup for high school musicals.

Some of the companies she has had the opportunity to work for are the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, where she styled and applied wigs and scar makeup for “Porgy and Bess” on Audra McDonald and cast before the show went to Broadway.

Currently, Sydney can be found working most days for European Wax Center in Newton and freelancing in the Boston area where she caters to her client’s beauty needs and demonstrates how to use simple tips and tricks in order to bring out their most polished self.

Sydney is always seeking out new and exciting makeup challenges and looks forward to her next design opportunity!

For rates and availability, contact her via phone or email and she’ll work with you to create your own unique vision and bring it to life with polish, sophistication and excitement!

Experience

Wax Specialist
European Wax Center, Newton, MA
Sept. 2015 – Present
Freelance Makeup Artist
M.A.C Cosmetics, Boston, MA
Dec. 2014 – 2016
Wig and Makeup Assistant
Chautauqua Opera Company, Chautauqua, NY
2005 – 2013

Education

Level 1 Cosmetology License
New England Hair Academy, Malden, MA
August 2012 – April 2013
BFA in Design Technology, Costume Design
Emerson College, Boston, MA
September 2006 – April 2010

Awards

2014
Best Special Effects Bridgewater State Campus MovieFest
2013
Student of the Month New England Hair Academy
2013
Most Determined New England Hair Academy
2013
Salon Services New England Hair Academy
2012
Makeup Artist of the Year, Top 5 Finalist RAW: Boston
2010
Magna Cum Laude Emerson College
2009
First Place Costume Design, Region I The Kennedy Center
2008
Honorable Mention, Makeup and Hair Design The Kennedy Center
2005
Rising Star, Makeup Design The Papermill Playhouse

Exhibitions

2012
RAW: Boston Semi-Finals Showcase at Estate Nightclub, Boston, MA

Clients

  • Audra McDonald
  • Norm Lewis
  • Amanda Palmer

Specialties

  • Makeup consultations
  • Brow Grooming
  • Wig Styling & Application
  • Body and Facial Waxing

Location

Boston, MA