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 8 years with 6 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 11 different Microblading brands since 2015, and is passionate for continuing education, and the proper education of others to learn this in demand skill. 


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

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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

  • Anatomy

  • Color theory and choosing the correct pigment color efficiently

  • Infection Control

  • Client Safety, Sanitation, Disinfection & Sterilization

  • Blood borne pathogens

  • Professional standards

  • Anesthetics

  • Troubleshooting retention and challenges

  • Managing client expectations and communicating effectively

  • Online Visibility Marketing & Business Strategies

  • State board exam prep

  • Permanent Cosmetic Techniques and more!

Course Details

Duration: 5 weeks classroom instruction

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

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 scrub bottoms to class(We provide $25 towards scrub bottom purchase) and the provided student class shirts. Shirts will be provided to each enrolled student, with an enrollment fee paid.

Student graduation will be a semi formal celebration including the ceremony, dinner, cocktails & mocktails. Where students will be recognized and honored for their newest achievement. 

Course Investment: $5975

Pay in Full Rate: $4275

School Financing: 15% due upon enrolling, balance paid on or before graduation. 

Application/Enrollment Fee:

$300** applied towards balance

Financing Available  

*Minimum of 3 students for class to commence. If there isn't enough enrolled students, student agree to be enrolled in an upcoming class. 
** application fee is non-refundable. But can be applied to future upcoming classes

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Get Licensed first...then's why

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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...Then Certified. Know the Laws in Virginia. 

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