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 as well as drag queens and cross-dressers.

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 that year. Sydney and her team were also top 5 in the Special Effects category finals in Los Angeles.

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 as a Wax Specialist in Newton and as their Regional Sales and Product Trainer for stores across the state.

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 enthusiasm!

Experience

Wax Specialist, Peer Trainer, Regional Sales and Product Trainer

European Wax Center, Newton, MA

As a licensed Cosmetologist, I provide full body and facial waxing services using the company’s exclusive Comfort Wax System to reveal beautiful skin every day. I also mentor and train fellow waxers to achieve their personal best.

As a Regional Sales and Product Trainer, I travel to various European Wax Centers in the state to develop associates' skills in product knowledge and sales skills to further their growth and enhance the Guest experience.

Freelance Makeup Artist

M.A.C Cosmetics, Boston, MA

Providing professional makeup artistry, consultation and sales services to clients in the Boston area

Wig and Makeup Assistant

Chautauqua Opera Company, Chautauqua, NY

Gained skills styling, applying and maintaining lace-front wigs for opera productions in Upstate New York every summer

Education

Cosmetology License

New England Hair Academy, Malden, MA

I earned my Cosmetology License during a 7-month intensive program from New England Hair Academy and can offer waxing, hair cutting/coloring, nail and makeup application services to my clients.

BFA in Design Technology, Costume Design

Emerson College, Boston, MA

I gained my Undergraduate Degree in Design Technology/Costumes, Wigs and Makeup, from Emerson College

Awards

Best Special Effects Bridgewater State Campus MovieFest

Recognized for makeup sfx work on the short film “i4i”

Student of the Month New England Hair Academy

Most Determined New England Hair Academy

Salon Services New England Hair Academy

Recognized for selling the most hair products and additional services to clients

Makeup Artist of the Year, Top 5 Finalist RAW: Boston

Sydney is very proud to have been voted a top 5 finalist by RAW:Boston, an independent artists representation

Magna Cum Laude Emerson College

First Place Costume Design, Region I The Kennedy Center

First Place for Costume Design on the show “6 Characters in Search of an Author” at Emerson College

Honorable Mention, Makeup and Hair Design The Kennedy Center

Honorable Mention for Makeup and Hair Design on Emerson College’s “The Hundred Dresses”

Rising Star, Makeup Design The Papermill Playhouse

Received the Rising Star Award for Makeup Design on Livingston High School’s production of “Oklahoma!”

Exhibitions

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

Voted a Top 5 Makeup Artist 2012 in Boston, MA

Clients

  • Audra McDonald
  • Norm Lewis
  • Amanda Palmer

Specialties

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