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 and Tint, Lash Tinting, Eyebrow Tinting, Threading, Eyebrow Waxing, Eyebrow Shaping, Spray Tanning.

Sophia Lashing Artist


Lash, Brow and Microblading Artist

From a young girl, Sophia knew the beauty industry for her — from learning about holy grail beauty products to empowering women in her life with beauty tips, she adored anything, ‘beauty.’

Sophia began her journey as a make-up artist, then went on to expand her portfolio with formal lash and brow training. After successfully completing both the LBD Academy Beginner Eyelash and our second to none Microblading Eyebrow Course and Certification, a mutual connection was made. Her expert training and much practice partnered with her attention to detail, safe lashing and sweet personality, made her the perfect candidate for employment — so we hired her, and she was thrilled!

Services Sophia offers include Classic Lash Extensions, Ellipse/Cashmere Lash Extensions, Lash Lift and Tint, Lash Tinting, Brow Tinting and Microblading.

Britney Lashes by Design


Lash Artist and Brow Artist

Britney’s first passion in the industry was make-up application, which varied from bridal makeup to special effects and everything in between.  

Following the advice of her instructor who thought she would be a natural in all things beauty-related, she took the next step and became a lash artist. Mastering Classic, then Hybrid and Volume was a must. Her favourite look and technique are volume and wet lash. If you would like a little something more than your average lash extension, Britney is your girl.

Services Britney offers include Classic Lash Extensions, Hybrid Lash Extensions, Light Rusian Lash Extensions, Russian Volume Lash Extensions, Lash Lift and Tint and Lash Tinting.

Valentina Lashes by Design


Medical Aesthetician, Lash Artist and Brow Artist

Valentina started her career as a medical nurse in Columbia. Her love of people and the need to make everyone feel their best made her the perfect candidate and played a big part in her career change when she became a medical aesthetician. Since making this change, she has never looked back.

Always looking to improve her skills, Valentina continued to add new services to her resume and stay current and on top of her certifications. Thus, allowing her to offer the very best to her clients.

Services Valentina offers include Classic, Cashmere, Hybrid, Light Russian and Russian Volume, Lash Lift and Tint, Lash Tint, Brow Tinting, Brow Lamination and Henna Brows, Waxing and Medical (Micro-Needling, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning) and Advanced Facials.


Social Media and Marketing Manager

Lori graduated from the Graphic Design program at Durham College with honours. With her love for learning, she embraced her vocation for education and attended the Technological Education Program at Queen’s University where she graduated at the top of her class. As an industry leader combined with her experience teaching marketing and communications technology — creative, enterprising design and lifelong learning are a way of life for her.

With a crafted solutions-oriented approach, Lori works to make our brand consistent and accessible to all. She keeps our website up to date and produces our social media content, ensuring we have a strong online presence.

“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