• 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

About Us


LB Beauty Academy was founded in 1994 by Mrs. LaFarn "LB"  Burton is a native Richmonder, educator, motivator and mentor. With over 20 years of experience as both a cosmetologist and business owner.

Screenshot 2021-06-05 at 12.15.47 AM.png

Meet Stephanie

Owner, Director, and an Educator

Stephanie J. Smith is the proud Owner, Director, and Educator at LB Beauty Academy. Stephanie graduated from LB Beauty Academy with licenses in Barber, Cosmetology, Nails, 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. 

Stephanie is a successful entrepreneur who also owns  The Serenity Room located in the Southside of Richmond, VA. Her passion for people and love of all things beauty are what drives her to motivate and empower her students. Stephanie is also a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 

"Our 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."