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OWN To Premiere “Houston Beauty” November 2 at 10/9c



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Docu-series follows Franklin Beauty School, a nearly century-old, family-owned African-American cosmetology school in Houston, Texas

The cast of “Houston Beauty”

Photo Credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network 

 On Saturday, November 2, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is launching its latest show, “Houston Beauty,” a docu-series surrounding Franklin Beauty School, a 98-year-old, family-run cosmetology school in the heart of Houston, Texas.

Glenda “Ms. J” Jemison

Led by the family matriarch, Glenda ‘Ms. J’ Jemison, Franklin Beauty School has been successfully teaching students since 1915. Known for running a tight ship and providing a “tough love” environment, Ms. J and her staff are facing changing times and are not always prepared for what will walk through their doors. The series follows the staff and students of Franklin, who come from all walks of life, as they overcome various hurdles to achieve balance and success. The stakes are high and to garner a cosmetology license could mean a whole new life for them — but only if they can overcome their personal struggles along the way.

“Houston Beauty” is more than a show about hair and beauty, but a show surrounding love, forgiveness, inspiration and dreams. With the help of ‘Ms J’ and her Franklin Beauty School staff, they work through all of the big personalities and struggles to set their studentson a path towards success in both cosmetology and life.


Click below to view the ‘First Look’ clip

Tune in for the series premiere of “Houston Beauty” on Saturday, November 2 at 10/9c on OWN.


“Houston Beauty” follows Ms. Glenda Jemison (“Ms. J”), the owner and director of Franklin Beauty School, the oldest continuously operated licensed beauty school in Texas. The Jemison family may be established pillars of the community, but their trainees come from all walks of life. While trying to balance school with their erratic home lives, many of these students do whatever it takes to make ends meet: Whether working behind makeup counters, as kitchen beauticians or exotic dancers, these tough and talented pupils all share the pursuit of a better life. The series is produced by Park Slope Productions and executive produced by Paul Reitano and Terrence Sacchi. Showrunner is Lindsey Bannister. Join the conversation on Twitter using #HoustonBeauty.



OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel.  Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destinationon cable.  Depth with edge.  Heart. Star power. Connection.  And endless possibilities.  OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform.

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