Beauty, brains and barber skills are just some of the few words that can be used to describe Lanexa the Barber Goddess. Virginia Licensed Master Barber, Lanexa Neal, Located in Downtown Richmond, VA has a passion for leaving people better than she found them through wholistic barbering services. Today, Lanexa (Nexx) the Barber Goddess operates Lanexa,LLC , a service based brand committed to providing quality grooming service to meet the specific needs of men and women. Lanexa cares about your hair and spirit equally, which is why she uses homeopathic alternatives to create the ultimate “Nexxperience!”
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart ,one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”MArvin J. Ashton
After leaving North Carolina Central University in 2015 due to financial circumstances, Lanexa knew that she could not continue to allow money to be the reason why she didn’t succeed. She knew that she wanted to continue to engage in activities that would make positive impacts on others but she also wanted to commit herself to something that was completely foreign to her, ultimately bringing her out of her comfort zone. A few days after her birthday in the Month of May, she decided to take her birthday funds and enroll in barber school where she spent a little over a year learning the culture and improving her skills. Lanexa earned her barber license in 2016 and has been very grateful to have been mentored by very influential barbers on the East Coast. Not only has barbering taught her how to trust the processes, but also how to believe in herself and use her knowledge, resources and creativity to help her achieve her dreams.
Over the last three years, Lanexa has actively engaged in evolving in her profession through continued educational classes and connecting with influential barbers who display the professionalism, skill set and desire to create change. She has learned the essentials of what is necessary to be successful in the industry and hopes that as time goes on, she can positively impact others beyond her barber chair.
If there is one thing Lanexa would tell anyone, it would be to follow your heart, take that chance! Don’t be afraid to trust yourself and take a chance. Great things to transpire in the comfort zone! Do it!