Your Education is Our Business. 

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  • Located in Scotts Addition neighborhood, central to  Richmond, Virginia

  • Beautiful, innovative Academy

  • Offers both business development and technical training

  • Training is continually updated

  • 20+ Years of Experience

  • ASHI Training Facility

  • Offers 2 Diploma and 10 Certificate Programs

Founder and Dean (Ret.), LaFarn L. Burton is a native Richmonder, educator, motivator and mentor. With over 20 years of experience as both a cosmetologist and business owner, she leads instills leadership in all of her staff. Mrs. Burton holds a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Union University in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mrs. Burton is licensed in nail technology , wax and esthetics.

Stephanie J. Smith is partner, administrator and educator at the LB Beauty Academy. Stephanie graduated from LB Beauty Academy with licenses in Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics,  & Permanent Cosmetics. She holds an instructor license in each of these areas. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Pre-Law from St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. 

Director of Education and Instructor Norman Burton is an educator and motivational speaker. Also a Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus with a degree in Social Work, he holds licenses in permanent cosmetic tatoo, wax technology, and esthetics. Mr. Burton is certified by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) to teach education.

LB Beauty Academy is unique to this community. We specialize in many aspects of beauty education and serve as a certified training facility for ASHI. Please connect with us today and visit our social media for an inside look.

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10am - 4pm

Mondays & Wednesdays

6pm - 9pm 




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 Licensed by the VA Dept. of Professional  & Occupational Regulations

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill (R) educational

benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency