Top Cosmetology Students Win Chance to Participate in PBA Beauty Week

Phoenix, AZ (April 19, 2013) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the 100 winning students and 200 honorable mentions chosen to attend Beacon 2013. These 300 students were selected from more than 875 applicants based on the creativity, presentation and content of their resume, professional portfolio, and creative marketing pieces. All of the applications were judged by PBA members, including top manufacturers, distributors and licensed professionals from across the country. Meet these exceptional students at PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas July 13-16, 2013.

Held annually as part of PBA Beauty Week, Beacon accepts 100 winners and invites 200 additional honorable mentions to be a part of this career-changing event. Attendees are comprised of the nation’s top cosmetology students and PBA provides them with a foundation to build a successful future in the industry. Designed to educate students on the various components needed to manage an accomplished career, Beacon takes students behind the business side of the industry and provides valuable insight on marketing, business operations, networking and leadership training. Beacon truly helps students recognize that they are not just choosing a job, but rather a lifetime profession.

Beacon winners receive free tuition to attend PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas, which includes a full line up of education tailored specifically to them. Students are also able to tour the Cosmoprof North America trade show floor to meet beauty business leaders and attend PBA’s annual Business Forum where they can learn the role global distributors and manufacturers play in the industry

For a full list of the winners and the schools they currently attend, please visit If you would like to sponsor the Beacon 2013 program, please visit

Beacon provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with the guidance to achieve maximum career success in the beauty industry. This program is the most exciting opportunity for currently enrolled cosmetology and esthetician students to get involved in the industry’s most exciting events and to gain an early understanding of the business side of beauty.

Beacon is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. This week of beauty features the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), Beacon, the City of Hope Spirit of Life® Gala, and new for 2013, the PBA Regional Salon Summit West Coast. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America. To learn more, visit