Welcome to the Best Beauty Academy

and Beauty 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 Lash Bar / Beauty Boutique. And we are family — to our team, our students and our clients. We are Lashes by Design Lash Bar and Beauty Boutique. 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 ‘LBD Academy’ and ‘Lashes By Design Lash Bar and Beauty Boutique.’ 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.
Blanca Master Microblading Artist


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.

Headshot of Joanne from Lashes By Design


Master Lash Artist and Brow Artist

If you are looking for the most glamorous, dramatic and simply show-stopping lashes, Joanne is the perfect artist for you. As a true veteran in the beauty industry with many years of experience in all lashing techniques, she will create the look for you that best compliments facial features and your personality. Joanne started out as a make-up artist with clients in the professional entertainment industry and has been working for years as a 3x certified mobile lash technician with clients throughout the GTA and downtown Toronto. We are thrilled she has joined our team for a few days per week.

Joanne is known to work fast and efficiently, whilst never compromising on the quality of her work. As an experienced lash and brow artist, her work is meticulous and will create a flawless look you will fall in love with. Her fun, easy-going personality and gentle touch make for a relaxing experience on her bed, and if you are amongst those clients who lack the patience to lie still for a long time, you are going to love her fast hand. Get on her client roster soon, her schedule will fill up!

Services Joanne offers include Classic, Cashmere, Hybrid, Light Russian, Russian Volume, Hollywood, Mega, Lash Lift and Tint, Brow Tinting, Brow Lamination and Henna Brows and Brow Waxing.

Olja Master Lasher


Master Lash Artist

A true beauty in the world of lashes, Olja brings 7 years of unparalleled expertise to Lashes by Design Lash Bar and Beauty Boutique. Originally from Ukraine, her journey has been marked by four distinguished certifications in lash extensions, showcasing her commitment and love for the craft.

Distinguished for her mastery in Volume lashes, including the Russian, Hollywood, Wispy, Textured and Mega styles, Olja has a soft touch that transforms appointments into relaxing lash naps.

With an infectious sense of curiosity, Olja’s passion thrives in her ongoing learning of new curls, colours and patterns. With her meticulous placement of each lash, she weaves artistry into every flutter, ensuring that your experience with her is nothing short of remarkable.

Services Olja offers include Classic, Cashmere, Hybrid, Light Russian, Russian Volume, Hollywood and Mega Lashes.

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