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Seeking Committee Members

The 3rd Biennial Gala is approaching. In an effort to make this event as impactful as possible, we are seeking volunteers to serve on the gala committee. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for this event. The following opportunities are available:

Registration Committee

  • Collect tickets day of event
  • Pass out programs
  • Fill out email address forms

Decorating Committee

  • Set up day of event
  • VIP tables and reserved seating
  • Table clothes/decorations for high-top tables
  • Center Piece
  • Pink Carpet (

Raffle Committee (50/50)

  • Sell tickets day of event

Silent Auction Committee

  • Engage attendees to participate
  • Bag items for winners

Host Committee

  • Greeting
  • VIP table seating
  • Assist serving special needs attendees

Become a Sponsor

LB Beauty Education Foundation (LBBEF) is a non-profit organization providing business education to professionals, in the beauty industry, through a community collaborative approach. We are hosting our 3 rd Biennial Gala for the LB Beauty Foundation, Inc. An Evening Celebrating Love, Beauty and Hope.

This year’s fundraising event will honor and acknowledge breast cancer survivors and families, and raise awareness of the disease. It will take place on September 29, 2018 from 7p.m. to 11p.m., located at the Bons Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, 2401 West Leigh Street, Richmond, Virginia. Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship levels are available.

Sponsorship benefits include a variety of benefits and your contribution is tax deductible. The proceeds from the event will help to expand partnerships and educational opportunities for aspiring and existing beauty entrepreneurs, and to enhance LBBEF’s Online Business Development Course. We are confident that with your support this event will be memorable and successful.

Thank you again for your time and consideration. We look forward to a fabulous and fun event on September 29, 2018. Please contact Mrs. LaFarn Burton at 804-249-6200 or 804-366-8091, if you have any questions or comments.

Beautypreneur Testimonial: Kenyada of Queen Rising


In 2006, I decided to pursue my dreams and complete my formal education to earn my license. I succeeded and began working at a chain salon and private salon before opening my very own business. Having sat in on a few of the presentations for the first LBBEF class, I picked up on so much information that I could later implement in my own business.

What really changed my way of thinking was my attendance at the very first Master Pioneer Awards ceremony. One of the common themes that permeated the award recipients’ speeches was that of loss – the loss of relationships. Sacrifice – the sacrifice that you make with your time in order to be successful. Well, success was not that important to me. I wanted to be a dedicated wife and involved mother. Certainly, it is possible to do and be all of these things, but I was convinced otherwise.

While operating my salon, I was at a place where I was really ready to be a family woman. The masculinity involved in “hustling” was draining for me. I didn’t like the idea of “no sick days” or no “paid time off”. Can you tell that I came from the corporate world? Fast forward two years in and I was ready to marry and fast forward a few months after that…I was pregnant. I needed insurance to cover costs and I needed sick time. None of this would be possible given the current stage of my business…and so I let it go.

I went back to the corporate world, but soon discovered (thanks to the Creator) that my purpose was that of uplifting, inspiring and helping women embrace the power that is femininity. You see, this is what I was doing from behind the chair while owning my business. Now, I do it online via my blog.

Being exposed to a network of successful beauty entrepreneurs helped me make a pivotal decision in terms of my business, but most importantly my purpose.

My name is Kenyada and I am a Queen Rising.

Beautypreneur Testimonial: Holly Byrd-Miller of Makeup by Holly

Beautypreneur Holly Byrd-Miller of Makeup by Holly shares her testimonial and how LBBEF has helped her become a better businesswoman.


Graduate Testimonial: A faith walk from the beginning

Stephanie SmithI believe that it was 2006 when I had my first conversation with Mrs. LaFarn Burton (Mz. LB to most).  Our conversation entailed discussions about the programs that her Academy offered.  After our ‘meet and greet’ I felt very comfortable with her and the school.  I registered, enrolled and began night classes.  At that time the school was located on Clay Street, I was the only night student and Mz. LB was my instructor.

Beautypreneur Profile: Iyanni Scott

Iyanni ScottIyanni Scott is a nine-year-old beautypreneur with a love for lipgloss. With the support of her mother, Janika Scott, she began researching how to create her own lipgloss.
In roughly thirty days little Miss Iyanni whipped up her first sample gloss and decided to call her new line Shimmer & Shine by Iyanni Scott. Her first batch sold out in three days and they are nearly sold out of the second batch.

Check out her YouTube channel and stay tuned for the launch of her website!

Enrollment is now open for OBEC!

Online Business Education Course

Online Business Education Course

We are now accepting application for our Online Business Education Course (OBEC). This eight-week, online workshop is designed to provide aspiring beauty entrepreneurs with the business fundamentals required to operate a successful beauty business. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2016.

Accepted applicants will be notified on December 16, 2016 and class begins on January 9, 2017. Participants will draft a business plan, learn basic technology and social media skills, develop a wellness statement, discuss financial implications of entrepreneurship and much more!

The beauty business is not always as glamorous as it seems. Join us for your chance to hear from seasoned beauty professionals and subject matter experts in areas ranging from real estate, financial planning, human resources and more!


Thank you!


Thank you to our donors! Thank you so much for your continued support of LBBEF. Because of faithful friends like you, we are able to develop our Online Beauty Education Course (OBEC). This free course is under development and will prove to be right on time for aspiring beauty professionals. Again, we thank you!

Toast fundraiser was a success

Thank You Card

Thank you to everyone who came out to Toast restaurant to dine in an effort to support LBBEF. We were delighted to see you and wholeheartedly thank you for your patronage of local fare and support of LBBEF.

Thank You Donors and Volunteers

Thank You Donors and Volunteers

LBBEF has accomplished so much over the years because of friends like you. Whether it’s making a donation or volunteering your time,you support helps us provide a quality education and supports Beauty professionals.

On behalf of LBBEF’s Board and those we serve,
Thank You!