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The BeautyBeez Team

Meet the people who make it happen
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Brittney Ogike

Brittney Ogike is championing inclusivity by building a community that celebrates multicultural beauty. After the disappointing experiences she faced at traditional beauty supplies, Brittney and her husband worked tirelessly to build a brand offering the best natural hair care, melanin skincare, and brown girl beauty in an intentionally designed space for an elevated beauty supply experience. BEAUTYBEEZ was created so women of color could shop, explore, and play in a world full of beauty.

Among running BEAUTYBEEZ, Brittney owns a lifestyle management company for professional athletes and is the Board Chair of The Middleton Family Foundation. This privately held, family-run foundation provides relief and support for underserved communities, primarily communities of color. The Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various initiatives, including local community programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, COVID-19 relief efforts, and Black Lives Matter.

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Head of Education
Jessica Houston

Originally from Keithville, LA, Jessica is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies Marketing and Management.

While in college, Jessica began in retail at American Eagle Outfitters as a Retail Manager and continued with the company after graduating. After 10+ years with American Eagle, Jessica partnered with Brittney Ogike to launch and manage BEAUTYBEEZ. As VP of Operations, she is responsible for the daily operations of the BEAUTYBEEZ store as it pertains to staff and products being available for sale. Her role includes hiring and developing staff as well as conducting orientation for personnel. Over the years, Jessica’s passion for employee development has grown. Alongside Brittney, Jessica has helped develop the training and strategy to grow the BEAUTYBEEZ brand. As Head of Education, Jessica will oversee the training of new braiders and the development of those staff in the BEAUTYBEEZ image, creating a sales culture that provides a safe space for our customers and employees to come in and feel as though they are talking to friends about concerns and experiences that they will understand as people of color.

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