Throughout the years, George has concentrated on Hair and Scalp Care. His clients come from near and far. A great many of his clients have been with him for twenty years or more. His clients come from out-of-state and abroad. No matter what happens to their hair, they make a trip to the man they now call, “The Hair Care Specialist”.
“Ease and versatility are the key words for hair care in this decade”, says George, owner of the fashionable Park Ave. Salon, Hair Fashions East. Clients of today need no-fuss hair-dos and grooming services for their active and demanding life-styles. This, of course, means regular visits to a salon – one that will answer all of their beauty needs.
George Buckner, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, came to New York with a dream. He studied in New York, Austria, Germany, and France. He soon became known as an expert in understanding and treating the problems of chemically enhanced hair.
As an innovator, he was the first New York Hair Salon to have a cosmetology apprenticeship program in conjunction with the Cooperative School of Technical Education through the Board of Education. There have been many graduates of the program and two are currently employed by Hair Fashions East. George still continues to teach and train young people. He has served as a “Partner in Education”, through the New York Board of Education since 1984.
Some of George’s accomplishments:
– Elected the first Vice President of the Societe Française de Biosthétique, USA Section
– Gold Medal Winner, Women Hairstyle Festival in Birmingham, England
– Gold Medal Winner and Team Captain Women Hairstyling Festival in Birmingham, England
– Judge at the 1st African-American Hair Festival, Dakar, Senegal
– Image maker Award, Association of Black Charities
– Elected President of the Societe Française de Biosthétique, USA Section for four years.
– Member of Career and Technical Education, CTE Advisory Board
– Nioxin Educator
Home Delivery 2004 & 2005
Editorial mentions for hair cutting, styling, chemical service, and hair coloring have appeared numerous times in the following publications:
Self Seduction by Mikki Taylor
Essence Total Make-over by Patricia M. Hinds
Black Hair Care
New York Magazine
1984 – Keynote Speaker at Baruch College to students citywide in conjunction with the NYC Board of Education, Partners in Education Program.
1985 – NYC Board of Education, Partners in Education: Conducted a teach-in to instructors at Sarah J. Hill School on “Haircutting and the Proper Use of the Curling Iron.
1990 – Conducted a workshop for students at Sarah J. Hill School, Brooklyn on “Job Interviewing Skills.”
2000 – George Buckner has been awarded the NAACP Black Heritage States Man’s Award for Philanthropy.
Also conducted other Grooming workshops at Covenant House and Harlem Hospital.
Thank You’s to George
Dear George and Charlise,
Thank you both for making my wedding day absolutely perfect for me and my mother. Your kindnesses are very much appreciated by us both.
I have received so many compliments on my hair. I just wanted to stop by today to tell George that I love my hair and to say thanks.
- “Congratulations to George Buckner!
featured hair designer in the New Essence book, Total Make Over, available through Essence and Amazon.com.”
Thank you for the fabulous makeover you did on my friend. She looked absolutely gorgeous. You did an excellent job transforming her and making her even more beautiful.
George, thank you again for lending us your talent. Your kindness and support are very much appreciated and will be never be forgotten.
Editor of Essence Magazine