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.



Lasher and Brow Artist

Alexa began her journey with LBD Academy as a student. After successfully completing multiple courses, she was determined to join our team. With a strong determination and mindset to reach her goal, we are proud to have her on our team.
Alexa is a perfectionist in the best sense of the word. She takes the profession seriously and with an eye for detail, she succeeds to meet the unique beauty goals of her clients. She shares our commitment to always design the best lash extensions possible that are safe and never comprise the natural lashes of our clients.

Services Alexa offers include Classic Lash Extensions, Ellipse/Cashmere Lash Extensions, Hybrid Lash Extensions, Light Russian Lash Extensions, Russian Lash Extensions, Lash Lift and Tint, Brow Wax and Tint, Body Sugaring.

“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