Luckes Beauty Academy is an accredited institution and meets the standards set forth by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). It is also certified to operate by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia(SCHEV).

History of Luckes Beauty Academy

Luckes Beauty Academy was established to help prepare individuals for a successful career in Cosmetology. In 1992, Bernice Luckes and Clarice Luckes Thomas (mother and daughter) searched the Hampton Roads market for credible schools that prepared students to become successful in the industry of beauty. The results of their research determined that there was a need to establish a school with small class sizes that would teach students the fundamentals of hair, skin, and nail care, in a salon-like environment that was professional and supportive for producing the very best.

With over 50 years of combined experience as well -respected cosmetologists, together they developed Luckes Beauty Academy, which was founded in 1998. Ms. Thomas is the current owner and creative director of Luckes Beauty Academy. She has worked in the beauty industry for over 30 plus years. Ms Thomas has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry and has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including hair replacement, extensions, haircutting and hair coloring. Her continued education has taken her all over the country attending classes and workshops. As an educator, Ms Thomas has trained numerous students who are licensed and successful salon owners. She produces and directs hair and fashion shows and has won several awards. Ms Thomas is committed to the success of future cosmetologists.

Our Mission

Our mission at Luckes Beauty Academy is to provide a quality professional education by creating a caring and supportive environment in which students can receive a high standard of education in their chosen fields. By supporting our students in this manner, we prepare our students for licensing and employment.

Learning Environment

Classes are not overcrowded so that students are able to receive more individualized attention and more clients to hone their skills. A wonderfully diverse student body makes for an interesting and stimulating school environment.

Education Team

Our instructors are professionals who are passionate about teaching. Acting as mentors and leaders, they provide a quality education with a hands-on, supportive and motivating approach

Clarice Thomas

President, CEO

Jennifer Dent

Financial Aid Administrator

Arnette Winston

Cosmetology Instructor

Rena Timpson

Cosmetology Instructor