About Allison Lowery…
Allison Lowery is the wig and makeup specialist for The University of Texas. She has been teaching courses in wigs and makeup since 2005. She co-authored the textbook Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film with Martha Ruskai, and authored Historical Wig Styling: Volumes 1 and 2.
Lowery received her undergraduate degree in theatre from the College of William and Mary in 1996 and received her master’s degree in wig and makeup design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999. Among her many jobs, she was a wig maker for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the wig master for American Players Theatre and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and created wigs and makeup for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Sarasota Opera, the Atlanta Opera, Piedmont Opera Theatre and Glimmerglass Opera. Locally, Lowery has designed wigs for ZACH Theatre, TexArts, the Zilker Park summer musical, St. Edward’s University, Texas State University and Austin Shakespeare. She is a member of USITT. She is a freelance photographer, makeup artist, hair/wig stylist, and wardrobe stylist. She is the 2017 winner of the Texas Campaign for the Environment’s Trash Makeover Fashion Show.