BELBO Beauty Institute has maintained a positive reputation locally and in the surrounding communities. The resilient academy has stood the test of time and unexpected hardships to remain a popular choice for students seeking a career in the beauty and wellness industry.
The original Guy’s Beauty School was founded by Guy M. Dorman with the dream of providing a post graduate school for further training license beauticians for employment at Guy’s Beauty Salon.
The inaugural class of students was accepted.
Hershel Ferguson bought the school.
Ferguson formed a partnership with Claude Burch, and they renamed the institution GUY’S SHREVEPORT ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY.
Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology became accredited by NACCAS.
The school began Title IV funding with the Department of Education.
The facility expanded to include a 900 hour program in skincare.
The Esthetics program was granted accreditation. That same year, the Advanced Student Designers and Day Spa Training Center opened providing a salon-type environment in which Advanced Students could hone their skills.
Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology expanded again to include a chemical processing lab, larger classroom and retail center.
The expansion continued with a Nail Center.
Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology, Inc. purchased the partnership.
Following the death of Ferguson, Burch purchased his stock and became sole stockholder.
A fire destroyed the original Youree Drive location and the school relocated to a temporary building days later.
Construction began on the new building.
Guy’s Academy Hair, Skin & Nails opened at 1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway with a sprawling 10,260 square foot facility.
In June 2017, Mrs. Sue Burch acquired the stock in the corporation and became the sole owner.
In September 2022, Ms. Denisha Shepard acquired the stock in the corporation and became the sole owner of now, BELBO Beauty Institute.