The Microblading & Permanent Makeup industry has exploded over the last decade, with good reason. Finally years of over tweezing eyebrows have a natural yet steadfast solution.
Whether you're looking to launch a brand new career, or wanting to add this amazing service to your current beauty menu. We're happy you're here exploring options with us.
The LAB is your beauty academy destination in Virginia Beach, Virginia for a solid education in the art of hyper natural Microblading and Microshading. Our curriculum and course work is unlike any other in the area, with a large emphasis on the art of the natural eyebrow, using Microblading and dimensional realistic techniques, developed by Rickina Velte. Along with an upscale student experience, that you won't find anywhere else.
Your licensed instructor Rickina Velte has been in the beauty industry for 7 years with 5 of those in the brow industry growing, perfecting and geeking out over emerging techniques and continuing her education at least 3 times a year since.
She has trained with 9 different Microblading brands since 2015, and is passionate for continuing education, and the proper edudcation of others.
Ms. Velte was one of the first artists in Hampton Roads offering the natural Microblading technique, and has hundreds of positive online reviews and thousands of brow enhancements under her name.
Learn with confidence in your craft and your education when you choose The Lash and Brow Academy for your beauty education.
Course & Curriculum
Our curriculum is the most comprehensive in the area, with 100 hours of study, practicals and theory.
Not only do we cover the fundamentals to give you the foundation to be a confident artist. We cover how to either launch your own business or become a valued team member in a salon, spa or medical office.
A sample of the topics covered:
VA Laws and Regulations
Machines & Devices
Needles and their desired use and outcome
Color theory and choosing the correct pigment color efficiently
Client Safety, Sanitation, Disinfection & Sterilization
Blood borne pathogens
Troubleshooting retention and challenges
Managing client expectations and communicating effectively
Online Visibility Marketing & Business Strategies
State board exam prep
Permanent Cosmetic Techniques and more!
Duration: 4 weeks classroom instruction
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Students will be provided with a comprehensive student kit valued at over $900. Featuring blade needles and pigment from Tina Davies & Advanced Microblading.
Class Size is small limited to 3-7* students.
Students are required to wear black scrubs to class. The LAB will provide $75 towards student scrub purchase.
The LAB will cover first state board exam fee. Any retakes will be covered by the student.
Student graduation will be a formal celebration including the ceremony, dinner, and cocktails & mocktails. Where students will be recognized and honored for their newest achievement.
Course Investment: $5795, due on or before class start date
$399** applied towards balance
Financing Available via PayPal Financing
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*Minimum of 3 students for class to commence
** application fee is non-refundable
Get Licensed first...then Certified...here's why
Virginia DPOR regulations require anyone who is looking to offer Microblading, Ombre, or Shading have a Permanent Makeup License.
Spending $2-3,000 on a certification does not allow you to legally offer Microblading, in Virginia. Investing in your license first, then continuing your education with certifications is the smartest route if you're serious about success in this industry.
Don't be fooled by traveling brow brands setting up in hotels, and salons. You will not have a license after taking those classes, and will still have to invest even more to legally offer Microblading or brow tattoo services.
Get Licensed...Not Certified. Know the Laws in Virginia.