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About Us


LB Beauty Academy was founded in 2000 by Mrs. LaFarn "LB"  Burton.  LB is a native Richmonder, educator, motivator and mentor. With over 40 years of experience as a business owner.

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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, Nail Technology, Esthetics, & Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo. 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 educatio. Please connect with us today and visit our social media for an inside look."


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