About Robert Bolanos

Makeup and Eyebrow Specialist

"There's nothing more rewarding than knowing my clients trust me. Whether I'm on an editorial shoot, preparing a client for the red carpet, or working in the salon, I love the fact my clients believe in me – they trust me to make them feel good about themselves. These relationships are a blessing. It's why I love my job"

– Robert Bolanos

Robert Bolanos went to college to become a hedge fund manager. But it was his part time job that won his heart. While working beauty retail at Nordstrom, he got hooked on helping people feel confident and beautiful. Now, after 15 years of highly acclaimed bicoastal makeup artistry, Robert Bolanos' name precedes him. Yet he still manages to keep it real.

The affable Angeleno keeps his home base at Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills, traveling often for photo shoots and celebrity work. He has earned a reputation around Los Angeles for creating the flawless face, specializing in makeup looks that are natural but have a unique and interesting edge. From achieving flawless skin to perfecting camera-ready eyes, from sculpting the perfect arch and applying just the right amount of make-up, Bolanos delivers consistently amazing results – whether he's under the hot studio lights or lighting up his client's day

National beauty editors turn to Bolanos regularly for his expertise on trends and techniques. Over the past 12 months, his words of wisdom have been featured in such top books as Glamour, Martha Stewart, Vogue, O, Self, Life & Style, and GenLuxe - and he has been featured on TV Guide TV.

His recent editorial work consists of spreads in InStyle, Allure, Glamour, Self, Bazzaar, and Breathe - including images featuring celebrities, Jessica Alba, Julie Delpy, and Becki Newton. Bolanos works the red carpet regularly, both in Los Angeles and New York; his frequent clients include Queen Latifah, Diane Lane, Joanne Garcia, Julie Delpy, Jessica Alba, Becki Newton, Carole King, Regina King, and pop-punk Australian rockers The Veronikas.

Robert Bolanos works hard to reserve at least a few days a week at Gavert Atelier - a fact appreciated greatly by his many loyal clients, many of whom have been coming to him for years. His regular services there include eyebrow shaping, eyelash tinting, facial waxing, and makeup application; and appointments can be made by calling 310-275-2536.

When he's not making the world a more beautiful place, Bolanos enjoys counting his frequent flyer miles and running around the reservoir in his Silver Lake neighborhood (sometimes at the same time). He loves to read, often drawn to social psychology and business works, and inspiring non-fiction. His favorite evenings are those sharing great food with family and friends.