Lawrence B.The Jr. Beauty Boot Camp trains the next generation of cosmetology experts through the power of mentorship, inspiration and innovation.
Located in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Beaute Box Salon has become a community staple for its notable efforts to teach girls ages eight to 17 the ins and outs of the industry. Lauren, owner of the establishment, started her Jr. Beauty Boot Camp in 2017 to spread her vision.
This summer, the camp will visit eight cities — Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Houston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Baltimore — offering mentorship from Lauren B. and a variety of hands-on classes for a $125 registration fee. Aspiring entrepreneurs and stylists who attend will walk away with a complete beauty kit including a mannequin head and flat irons.
“When they leave here, they are masters. They know everything,” Lauren said, per CBS Philly.
The ambitious owner brings her expertise and insight as a licensed hairstylist, makeup artist, salon owner, serial entrepreneur and mentor. More importantly, her drive to teach and inspire was originally sparked after experiencing a lack of opportunity in the hair industry.
“There were no hair programs, and that’s what gave me the idea for Beauty Boot Camp,” Lauren continued. “I wanted to give back to the community and teach the girls all the things I didn’t get to learn.”
Just two days ago, Lauren celebrated her “full and overbooked class” in Philadelphia on Instagram.
“It’s a huge deal,” Lauren told CBS Philly. “Watching my daughters leave my program and become successful entrepreneurs is amazing. Just knowing that I built them until they became today is amazing.
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