Where students become professionals


Entry Process Opens

November 22, 2016

What is Beacon?

The Professional Beauty Association’s Beacon program is a renowned program designed to encourage and inspire beauty industry students to effectively prepare for successful careers. Consisting of two elements – a competition open to all qualifying students and a live, educational event in Las Vegas for top-scoring entrants – Beacon students gain the tools and confidence they need to jump-start their careers!

By submitting an application to the Beacon competition, 100 winners and 200 honorable mentions will be chosen to attend PBA Beauty Week with specialized student education in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Why Enter Beacon?

  • Through the Beacon application process, students create the tools needed to immediately apply for industry positions following graduation.

  • Our industry values competition for refining skills and gaining industry recognition. Beacon prepares students for a long career of exciting competitive opportunities.

  • Top scoring students are invited to the live Beacon event in Las Vegas to attend classes taught by the most influential speakers in our industry.

  • By attending PBA Beauty Week events through the Beacon program, students get the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with some of the biggest names in our industry.

What's In It For You?

There is no place else on earth these students could make the connections and contacts that Beacon and PBA provides them"

- Geno Stampora, Beacon Facilitator

Click here to view a list of all 2016 Beacon Winners & Honorable Mentions

Thank you to the 2016 Beacon Sponsors

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. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.