25 Amazing Years Interviews
There are corporations that actively give back to the community and yet we can do more. In the wake of all the social injustice and civil unrest surrounding our communities and today’s youth, we all thirst to make a difference. The time has never been more appropriate than now if you desire to make a global impact, reprieve is just over the horizon!
Louisiana’s own, Glynn Jackson, returns for one night at the Belle of Baton Rouge at the Atrium on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Come out and support this hometown hero as he celebrates the best that Louisiana has to offer!
Ambassador of Goodwill – Hair Historian – Fashion/Beauty Impresario over the past 25+ years, The President and CEO of “Glynn Jackson/The Agency,” has established himself as the “Maven of everything fabulous”.
Mr. Jackson’s humble beginnings started in New Roads, Louisiana Pointe Coupee Parish. He sprouted his creative wings as a novice producer in the 9th grade. These amazing shows culminated in a gymnasium of the local Rosenwall High School. Glynn Jackson was packing them in; 100’s of people would attend. His creative genius found fertile ground where he served as class president for every year of high school. Carved in stone, Mr. Jackson conceived, created and implemented a statue honoring the entire student body with their names.
Mr. Jackson obtained donations from the community in order to create an amazing landmark. He recalls an experience when he and his best friend Eric Moore, took all of his mom’s living room curtains out of the house and created a haute couture clothing line. They took great risk to ensure that “the show must go on!” Glynn Jackson states, “I will always be indebted and grateful to some of my early year mentors who saw the value in me; Mr. Joseph, Mr. Nelson (former principals), Ms. Yvonne Celestin, Ms. Nora Palmer, Ms. Rose Jackson, Ms. Taylor, and Ms. Annette Dunn (educators). I am especially grateful for Mr. Miles, a local 4-H agent. They all had an amazing impact upon my growth and development.
They put so much time and effort into me; a priceless investment for a young man with hopes and dreams. Their skills, devotion and consistent support nurtured my talent and set the stage for my lifelong learning and success.” “I had the privilege to go overseas three times, prior to graduating from High School,” stated Jackson. “These folks hosted teas and fundraisers to support my efforts and to permit me to travel in a time when it didn’t happen for poor boys down South. My journey to success was cultivated by my maternal grandparents, Velma and Gus Dukes, Sr. My grandfather was a local mechanic.
To these two people, I will be forever grateful; they made me the center of their life.” The Creative Director and Founder of the Golden Scissors Awards Program continually sets precedence in producing the highest caliber hair event. There are a number of hair shows, yet none are as meticulously staged as that of the Golden Scissors Awards, which is perceived as the pinnacle of the hair industry.
Over the last 25 years, Fortune 500 companies have sought after the Glynn Jackson experience, as a catalyst to thrust community give-back programs. Glynn Jackson’s largesse is incomparable. The Golden Scissors Awards program, alone, has provided a national and international showcase for the unsung and undiscovered hero. It has further spawned other projects of notoriety and longstanding. HairTopia (5-city tour), Proctor & Gamble, Wella Color Charm, HairIdol (5-city tour), Sensationnel, Hair Diva/Miami, Bijoux, Hair Icon-Jacksonville FL, Sensationnel, HairTropica/Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, Milky Way, Beauty Evolved, Nassau Bahamas, Beauty Schools of America/Miami, HairBoss-Atlanta/Washington, DC, Midway International, Bronner Brothers International Hair Show, BobbiBoss/Los Angeles.