Virginia State Beauticians Association Inc. - Education For The  Beauty Professionals
       History of  Central Virginia Cosmetological Entrepreneu &     
               Lynchburg and the Vicinity Cosmetology Chapter
The  club was organized in 1943 at the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Young
Women's Christian Association by a group of professional beauticians. Their members were as follows :
Mrs. Virginia Stokes, president ; Mrs.Rosa Cordava, Mrs. Ella Johnson, Ms. Ruby McDemon, Ms. Elizabeth Moorman, Mrs. Selma Simms, Mrs. Hattie Leftwich, Mrs. Sally Harvey, and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. In June 1943 the offices of the beauticians of went to Newport News to a conference. The late Lawyer J. Byron Hopkins of Richmond, Virginia presented a charter of Virginia State Beautician's Association Incorporated. The offices of the Lynchburg will for saw the possibility of future progress and immediately became a chapter of the State and National Association.
  We give contributions annually to the state and national projects we also give contributions annually to the need of the less fortunate at Thanks giving and Christmas also civic groups and organizations. In 1960 the Lynchburg beauticians club changed its name to Lynchburg and Vicinity Cosmetology Chapter.
As time passed, we had new members join the chapter and began working very faithful. Our objective is still today to provide opportunity for personal advancement to every cosmetologist. In loving every of Virginia stokes brand October 2, 1910
          May12, 2000. Virginia was just in to succeed her determination to be successful lay it to her receiving her formal education in the Amherst County's system of Virginia she graduated from Poro Beauty College in Chicago Illinois in 1931. Later completing an instructor program she received her BA degree her Masters and her Doctorate from the National Beauty Culture League. She was a National member also a member of Theta Nu Sigma Sorority becoming in the first Basieleus of the Sororities for the State of Virginia.Mrs. Was the first Dean of VSBA, she held that position for 26 years. Opening the Poro Beauty School in 1944 on 12 Street in downtown Lynchburg, which later became Stokes Institute of cosmetology for 36 years. Mrs. Brown was the first black entrepreneur in the state of Virginia . In 1969 Stokes house of beauty opened in Roanoke, Virginia, partnering with Ms. Pauline Lacy and Mrs. Mattie Morris.
    The two schools they graduated more than 1000 students the illness of her late husband both schools were closed. Virginia Stokes Brown held the position of president emeritus of the Lynchburg Virginia Chapter cosmetology chapter until her death. Elizabeth Ann Jones held the position of president of Lynchburg and vicinity cosmetology chapter for four years. Laverne Tisdale now Laverne Canada became president of the Lynchburg and vicinity cosmetology chapter in 1998.
The chapter hosted the 36Annual Mid –Year Clinic in Lynchburg, Va. in 1999. She held that position on till 2010 The Lynchburg and Vicinity Chapter was renamed Central Virginia Cosmetology Entrepreneurs. The current president is Dr. Cheroyl Murphy. This Central Virginia Cosmological Entrepreneurs chapter will host the 71st convention and 67tradeshow at the Holiday Inn downtown Lynchburg. We shall endeavorto keep all beauty professional informed on policies which affect the work in our state.
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