Be amongst the industry’s top cosmetology students at PBA Beauty Week 2016!

The Beacon program is by invitation only! Students who earn the highest scores during the Beacon entry process are invited to attend our live educational program during Beauty week. The entry process is designed to help guide you from student to salon professional. Your entry is judged on creativity, professionalism and the content of your professional portfolio.

The Beacon program 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 each July in Las Vegas. Beacon students attend specialized classes with the biggest names in the industry, get up close and personal with NAHA winners and finalists and get a firm understanding of the business of beauty.


Application Process Is Invaluable
Entering Beacon prepares you to enter the industry. By completing the Beacon application process, you develop the tools and confidence needed to immediately apply for industry positions.

You Become A Competitor
Competition is healthy and rewarding! Our industry values competition for refining skills and gaining industry recognition. Entering Beacon prepares students for a long career of exciting competitive opportunities.

Continuing Education
Students who are invited to attend the live Beacon program attend classes with the best and most influential speakers our industry can provide. Speakers rotate annually to keep content fresh and current but former speakers include Geno Stampora, Vivienne Mackinder, Charles Marcus, Winn Claybaugh, Tabitha Coffey, Larry Curits, Michael Baker, James Morrison, Stephanie Kocielski and many more!

Event attendees get incredible exposure to industry professionals. By attending PBA Beauty Week events, you’ll meet with and exchange ideas with some of the industry’s hottest names! Even better? Beacon education tracks allow you to spend quality time with 300 of our industry’s rising stars like you!

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.