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Susan Boyd (born 31 March 1947; age 73) is a hair stylist who worked on the three Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episodes "Darmok", "Ensign Ro" and "Silicon Avatar" in 1991. In 1991, Boyd received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series for her work on the television series Dark Shadows.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Boyd started to work in the hair department in the 1980s on projects such as the music drama Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982, with makeup artist Mark Bussan), the western Harry Tracy, Desperado (1982), the science fiction film Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983, with Rob Burman, Thomas R. Burman, Steve LaPorte, and Ellis Burman, Jr.), the television drama The Glitter Dome (1984), as hair stylist for Kristy McNichol on the television drama Love, Mary (1985), the thriller The Stepfather (1987, starring Terry O'Quinn), the comedy Who's Harry Crumb? (1989, with Steve LaPorte and Dione Taylor), the television comic adaptation The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989, with Marta DuBois and John Rhys-Davies), and the horror sequel Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989, with Kane Hodder).
Further credits include the television movie The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990), the action comedy Bird on a Wire (1990), the drama Chaplin (1992, with Jill Rockow, Monty Westmore, and Audrey L. Anzures), the drama This Boy's Life (1993), the television movie Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998), the television drama A Girl Thing (2001), the television series The Outer Limits (1995-2002), David Richard Ellis' horror thriller Final Destination 2 (2003), the comic adaptation X2 (2003, with Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, and Bruce Davison), as hair department head on Stephen King's television series Kingdom Hospital (2004), the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), the fantasy sequel Underworld: Evolution (2006), the comedy Night at the Museum (2006) and its sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007, with Tracy Scoggins), the science fiction remake The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), and the television series Human Target (2010).
More recently, Boyd worked as hair department head and key hair stylist on the television series Eureka (2010-2011) and Torchwood (2011), as assistant hair stylist on the comedy sequel The Day the Earth Stood Still (2012), and as hair department head on the pilot episode of This American Housewife (2012, with Jonathan del Arco and Jeffrey Nordling).