Since 1957 on Madison Avenue New York, under George Michael‘s creation and direction and Maria “Madora” Matarazzo‘s continuation at the helm… The flag ship falls to Jessie Martinez who continues the legacy of the original George Michael Long Hair System. We were all saddened to learn of the closure in June 2021 of this beloved landmark of beauty after 65 years on Madison Avenue in New York City.
The mantle will be taken up by the George Michael Long Hair Salon in Beverly Hills California, run by Jessie Martinez who joined George Michael on Madison Avenue in 1979 and brought the George Michael Long Hair system to Los Angeles in 1985. She has continued to expand and grow to the current location at 328 South Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills California.
The George Michael System
Meet the Team
Jessie Martinez, owner of the George Michael of Beverly Hills Salon, is best known for styling, advising, and inspiring women in California who desire long luxurious hair. She brought the famous “George Michael Long Hair Care System” to Los Angeles 25 years ago. Since then her business has grown to include a full service salon as well as a consulting operation for other salon owners. Jessie brings years of experience from working closely with Dr. George Michael and Maria “Madora” Mattarazzo in New York.
Jessie was born in Bitburg, Germany in 1957 to Puerto Rican American parents. She was raised in New York City and realized at an early age that her calling was in the beauty field. Jessie’s desire to help people achieve the highest potential of their own beauty, and perhaps fate, brought her to the George Michael of Madison Avenue Salon New York in 1979.
Svetlana Bubnova graduated from medical school as a nurse practitioner in Latvia where she trained in clinical dermatology.
She has also performed pre and post operative skin care, working in conjunction with several plastic surgeons.
She is currently running her her own business “ Svetlana Care For Skin “ at the George Michael Long Hair Salon in Beverly Hills.
Eleshia comes to GMLH from Sydney Australia bringing with her vast amount of talent and beauty. She uses her artistic abilities here at GMLH Salon that showcases her previous training in the beauty field, film and art production for Hollywood and other top management positions at high end retail companies.
Eleshia came to George Michael Long Hair Salon in 2020 to implement and assist the development of the new VelaShape lll Body Treatment program that has since been launched. She has helped grow it into another productive treatment service inside our existing full service salon and has lent us her marketing and social media influencer skill set, and her love of beauty and desire to give back to clients a wonderful service experience makes her a great fit to our GMLH Team.
Eleshia has a wonderful creative spirit, a warm heart, and is an amazing addition to our team and holds lots of promise of also becoming a George Michael Long Hair care specialist.