The renowned Beacon competition provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners, professionals, and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, held in Las Vegas July 8-10, 2017.

The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) renowned Beacon competition provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners, professionals, and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, held in Las Vegas July 8-10, 2017. The entry process is designed to help guide the entrant from student to salon professional by effectively and aggressively preparing for successful careers. Entries are judged on creativity, professionalism, and a professional portfolio. The entry process closes January 19, 2017.

To compete, you must be a student enrolled in an appropriate program (cosmetology, esthetics, nail technicians, etc.) in the U.S.  Former Beacon attendees are not eligible to re-apply. Eligibility dates for 2017 are November 1st, 2016 – January 19, 2017. Note: You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the Beacon event in Las Vegas. Entry materials include a professional resume, a letter of recommendation, a portfolio of images showcasing your talent in your chosen career path (hair, nails, skin, etc.), and a professional marketing piece. Tips and more information on each of these components is available on the PBA website. The entry fee is $35 for PBA student members, and $50 for non-members.

Visit the PBA website to learn more. 

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