Welcome to the Best Beauty Academy

and Boutique in Durham Region

We are artists of beauty and known for the best lash extensions in Durham Region. Located downtown Whitby, we are an award-winning Beauty Academy and Boutique. And we are family — to our team, our students and our clients. We are Lashes By Design. Forever committed to healthy, safe lash extensions, flawless brows and the most delicate permanent makeup, we not only uphold a standard of excellence with all our clients, and we also pass the same benchmark on to our academy students. All our expert lash extension trainers have years of experience in the field, and constantly upgrade their own skills to match the latest trends and technologies — keeping us always ahead of the trends.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Our Team

Downtown Whitby



Director of Training

Kim is the heart and soul of Lashes By Design and our LBD Academy. She leads our award-winning Beauty Academy with passion, love and a deep commitment to teaching the future generation of beauty artists the highest of standards and to delivering the best training experience possible.

If you are thinking about a career in beauty services — Kim is the expert to gently guide you along, leading you in the direction that most suits your talents, with a strong commitment to leaving you empowered, confident and ready to set off on your own once you have completed your training.

Kim looks back at a 22-year career as licensed hairdresser and make-up artist. With a strong sense for business and true dedication to her industry, she has helped LBD Academy flourish to new levels and expand way beyond the borders of Durham region, now with students all across Canada, thanks to LBD Academy’s state-of-the-art online courses. Kim, with her wealth of knowledge, contributes to both big picture training initiatives as well as the day-to-day details that help the operation run with optimum efficiency and success.



Master Trainer, Master Brow Artist and Master Lasher

Blanca is an expert esthetician of over 18 years who graduated Sheridan College with honours, and remains dedicated to delivering the best microblading and permanent makeup techniques in Durham. Today, however, she is equally passionate about passing her knowledge and refined skills on to others. Countless students have learned through her equally engaging and empowering approach to adult learning techniques that allow her to customize her training to any learning personality and have become sought-after beauty artists of their own right. 

A stranger to cookie-cutter methods, Blanca is known for creating the shapes that flatter each individual client the most and enhance their unique features as well as for designing the perfect eyebrow shape that perfectly complements their look and personal style.

Services Blanca offers include Microblading, Ombre Brows, Permanent Make Up ( Brows, Eyeliner and Lips) Permanent Make Up Removal, Henna Brows, Brow Lamination, Russian Volume Lash Extensions, Ellipse Lash Extensions, Classic Lash Extensions, Lash Lift, Lash Tinting, Eyebrow Tinting, Threading, Eyebrow Waxing, Eyebrow Shaping, Spray Tanning.



Master Lash Artist, Trainer and Lash Lift Specialist

Roshel is a true master of her craft and a perfectionist in the best sense – her work is consequently flawless, leaving her clients with the most beautiful lashes and brows. With multiple Lash Certifications, as well as a Certificate in Microblading, Roshel is forever eager to upgrade her skills, acquire new knowledge and grow in her profession. It is her love of Lash Lift and Tints that has made her one of the best in the industry. Her amazing results have earned her a large following, not just amongst our Boutique clients but also on social media, making her an admired influencer in this technique.

Services Roshel offers include Classic Lash Extensions, Ellipse Lash Extensions, Russian Volume Lash Extensions, Lash Lift, Lash and Brow Tint, Henna Brows, Brow Lamination, Permanent Makeup.



Master Lash Artist, Make Up Artist and Trainer

Alysha initially started out as a student at the LBD Academy but loved the team and experience so much that she was driven to join our team. With a strong determination and consistent practice, she reached her goal, and we are more than happy to have her with us today. With her positive attitude and keen eye, she has succeeded to meet our very high expectations.

Alysha is committed to creating the best lash extensions in Durham that are also safe and never comprise your own natural lashes. 

Looking for a new set of Russian Volume Lashes? Alysha is your girl!

Services Alysha offers include Classic Lash Extensions, Ellipse Lash Extensions, Russian Volume Lash Extensions, Lash Lift, Lash and Brow Tint, Henna Brows and Permanent Makeup.

“If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up — lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” – Maya Angelou