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WHAT IS BEACON?

WHERE STUDENTS BECOME PROFESSIONALS

Produced by the Professional Beauty Association, the Beacon Program is designed to help students prepare for life after cosmetology school. Beacon is a national student competition where top entrants win industry-wide recognition and are invited to the Beacon event.

The Beacon 2018 event will be held July 28-30th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Big News for Beacon 2019

Beacon 2019 is now open and accepting entries. Learn More ❯

Winners and Honorable Mentions

Attending Beacon 2018? See photos from this year’s event, download the schedule of events and check out the highlight video!


The Beacon Experience

  • Learn from Industry Icons

    Attend specialized classes with the BIGGEST names in the industry! Former speakers include, Tabatha Coffey, Vivienne Mackinder, Winn Claybaugh and more.

  • Attend the Hottest Industry Events

    Be there at the HOTTEST beauty industry events with top executives, platform artists and salon owners. Plus, attend the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)!

  • Network with Peers

    Network with the nation's top students, rising platform artists and manufacturer executives.

BEACON 2018 WINNERS

  • ALASKA

    S Salon and Studio
    • Brittany Hunziker
  • CALIFORNIA

    Aveda Institute Los Angeles
    • Eileen Espinoza
    • Fabiola Siewe
    • Asia Walker
    Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa
    • Savannah Faulstick
    • Alex Truong
    Paul Mitchell the School MTI
    • Elischa Wright
    Paul Mitchell the School San Jose
    • Chantelle Mendoza
    Paul Mitchell the School Temecula
    • Kristi Bahena
    • Miana Hurtado
    • Penny Schwantes
    • Makanamailani Smith
    • Inga Tulip
  • COLORADO

    Aveda Institute Denver
    • Lyn Edwards
    • Erica Treat
    Emily Griffith Technical College
    • Amalie Hursh
    Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs
    • Kirsten Calderon
    • Martina Rodela
  • FLORIDA

    Paul Mitchell the School Fort Myers
    • Larysa Chystyk
    Paul Mitchell the School Orlando
    • Lauren Giles
    Tenaj Salon Institute
    • Desiree Vazquez
  • GEORGIA

    Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta
    • Genise Jackson
    Paul Mitchell the School Esani
    • Makayla Kinlaw
  • HAWAII

    Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu
    • Emma Roberts
  • IDAHO

    Paul Mitchell the School Boise
    • Karlee Rensvold
    Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg
    • Devyn Bragg
    • Paige Di Bella
    • Taylor Dickskon
    • Alexis Helms
    • Alexa Johnson
  • ILLINOIS

    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Chicago
    • Rachel Benson
    Paul Mitchell the School Lombard
    • Payton Flowers
    Pivot Point Academy - Bloomingdale Campus
    • Sarah Desmedt
    • Bianca Douglas-Martin
  • MARYLAND

    The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
    • Tiffany Hunt
    • Jasmine Mauldin
  • MICHIGAN

    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Ann Arbor
    • KaTherine Harris
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - East Lansing
    • Kaylie Aichner
    • Alanah Bower
    • Elizabeth Hurd
    • Kaycee Ogle
    • Isabelle O'Neil
    • Faith Spalding
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Royal Oak
    • Germaine Gray
    • Lashondra White
    Paul Mitchell the School Michigan
    • Tj Benrowski
  • MINNESOTA

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis
    • Nina Hutchison
  • NEVADA

    Aveda Institute Las Vegas
    • Tabitha Denlinger
    Paul Mitchell the School Las Vegas
    • Rica Arenas
  • NEW JERSEY

    Parisian Beauty Academy
    • Chris Ruiz
    • Victor Wazir
  • NORTH CAROLINA

    Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte
    • Annalise Sheeler
    Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia
    • Joanna Wermter
  • OHIO

    Aveda Fredric's Institute Cincinnati
    • Kirsten Anderson
    • Gwyneth Kline
    Aveda Institute Columbus
    • Laura Crosby
    • Allison Harris
    • Angela Harvey
    • Keilia Johnson
    • Maggie Mogan
    • Jill Zettler
    Paul Mitchell the School Cincinnati
    • Samantha Jones
    Paul Mitchell the School Columbus
    • Rachel Hill
  • OREGON

    Aveda Institute Portland
    • Stephanie Bratcher
    • Hailey Guyette
    • Courtney Hermens
    • Alicia Mandt
    • Marissa Mckay
    • Ashonti Turner
    • Audrianna Young
  • PENNSYLVANIA

    Bella Capelli Academy - Monroeville
    • Anastasia Carrasco
    The Beauty Institute-Schwarzkopf Professional
    • Alisia Hines
  • SOUTH CAROLINA

    Paul Mitchell the School Columbia
    • Ashley Gonzalez
    Paul Mitchell the School Greenville
    • Lisa Anguilm
    • Taylor Reed
  • TENNESSEE

    Aveda Institute Nashville
    • Anna Wood
    Paul Mitchell the School Murfreesboro
    • Victoria Benson
  • TEXAS

    Ogle School Arlington
    • Ahshionna Beaman
    Ogle School Denton
    • Melody Tavlian
    Ogle School Fort Worth
    • Stephanie Looney
    • Kyndall Mansmann
    • Kristina Valtierra
    Ogle School Houston/Stafford
    • Illyanna Torres
    Ogle School North Dallas
    • Beverly Blair
    • Kendra Blankenship
  • UTAH

    Paul Mitchell the School Logan
    • David Rusnak
    • Jocelyn Berlage
    Paul Mitchell the School Ogden
    • Jaycee Child
    • Manny Hernandez
    • Brandi Palmer
    • Amanda Peters
    Paul Mitchell the School Provo
    • Katie Anderson
    • Jen Dombrowski/ Watson
    • Rachael Eppley
    Paul Mitchell the School Salt Lake City
    • Madison T. Hill
    • Hannah Thacker
    Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design - Orem
    • Kristiina Curtis
    • Chelsea Davis
  • VIRGINIA

    Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge
    • Nikita Griffin
  • WASHINGTON

    Gary Manuel Aveda Institute
    • Makaylin Askevold

BEACON 2018 HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • ARIZONA

    Aveda Institute Tucson
    • Morgan Miller
    Penrose Academy
    • Jillian Allen
    • Brittany Harris
  • ARKANSAS

    Imagine - Little Rock
    • Whitney Spencer
    Paul Mitchell the School Arkansas
    • Sandy Forest
  • CALIFORNIA

    Aveda Institute Los Angeles
    • Imani Cook
    • Alexandria Kaishar
    • Casey Wilson
    Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa
    • Sarah Berg
    • Elizabeth Tilomai Hill
    • Aundra Howard
    • Juan Tellez
    • Rachel Waugh
    Paul Mitchell the School MTI
    • Hayley Kimbrell
    Paul Mitchell the School Pasadena
    • Mercedes Esperanza Martinez
    Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento
    • Mary Nguyen
    • Lorianna Renteria
    Paul Mitchell the School Sherman Oaks
    • Makenna Young
    Paul Mitchell the School Temecula
    • Antonia Hamilton
    • Arlene La Place
    • Kyra Pettiford
    • Ashley Powell
    • Nuria Vidaca
  • COLORADO

    IntelliTec College - Pueblo
    • Hope Alley
    • Aneana Clark
    Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs
    • Jennifer Caraway
  • CONNECTICUT

    Paul Mitchell the School North Haven
    • Sophia Anne Hart
    • Kylie Pelletier
  • DELAWARE

    Paul Mitchell the School Delaware
    • Mikayla Maloney
  • FLORIDA

    Aveda Institute Jacksonville
    • Alexandria Butts
    Aveda Institute Tallahassee
    • Kali Killingsworth
    • De'Amber Pleas
    Paul Mitchell the School Fort Myers
    • Margarita Juarez
    Paul Mitchell the School Miami
    • Jasmin Alexander
    Paul Mitchell the School Orlando
    • Marwell Lopez
    Paul Mitchell the School Tampa
    • Allison Arcand
    Tenaj Salon Institute
    • Lea Barnwell
    • Caelee Carpenter
    • Chelsea Jones
    • Katrina Pickup
  • GEORGIA

    Paul Mitchell the School Esani
    • Rosalind Deshazo
    Toni & Guy Academy - Atlanta Campus
    • Terrell "Novae Davis" Jackson
  • HAWAII

    Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu
    • Alora Hibbitts
  • IDAHO

    Paul Mitchell the School Boise
    • Samantha Logan
    • Dani Mcland
    • Mandi Shippy
    • Waycee West
    Paul Mitchell the School Nampa
    • Abbigayle Bundy
    Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg
    • Shellie Bowen
  • ILLINOIS

    Paul Mitchell the School Chicago
    • Andrea Briano-Diaz
    • Mallory Herges
    Paul Mitchell the School Lombard
    • Emily Zimmerman
    Pivot Point Academy - Bloomingdale Campus
    • Alexa Kruel
    • Kelly Satinover
  • INDIANA

    Aveda Fredric's Institute - Indianapolis
    • Marissa Puntney
    Paul Mitchell the School Indianapolis
    • Madeline Burgher
  • KANSAS

    Eric Fisher Academy
    • Ashtyn Flower
    • Minerva Gallegos
    • Peighton Westmoreland
    Hays Academy of Hair Design-Salina Campus
    • Kaili Bradbury
    Paul Mitchell the School Wichita
    • Heather Dailey-Iverson
  • MARYLAND

    The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
    • Scout Washburn
    The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
    • Rachel Atwood
    • Ashley Leblanc
    • Ciarra Philpott
    • Madison Pizer
  • MICHIGAN

    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Ann Arbor
    • Abigail Schoonover
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - East Lansing
    • Esther Clement
    • Carly Gerould
    • Alicia Hicks
    • Allison Lay
    • Hannah Ploof
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Grand Rapids
    • Alexis Holappa
    • Jheresa Lewis
    • Dakota Malone
    • Michayla Nowka
    • Cortney Reynolds
    • Anna Roguska
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Royal Oak
    • Allison Deel
    Paul Mitchell the School Grand Rapids
    • Kat Brennan
    • Morgan Lake
    Paul Mitchell the School Great Lakes
    • Shelby Hamann
    Paul Mitchell the School Michigan
    • Madelynn Burtka
    • Lauren Lang
    • Kaitlin Maye
  • MINNESOTA

    Aveda Institute Minneapolis
    • Kyley Wolff
  • MISSOURI

    Ea La Mar's Cosmetology/Barber College
    • Emmanuelle Jones
    Paul Mitchell the School St Louis
    • Cheyenne Gale
  • NEVADA

    Aveda Institute Las Vegas
    • Ashley Todd
    • Jessie Trumbo
    • Jaci Vargas
    • Amparo Vila
  • NEW JERSEY

    Parisian Beauty Academy
    • Joshua Reid
    Raritan Valley Community College
    • Heather Baker
  • NEW YORK

    Ridley Lowell Business & Technical Institute - Poughkeepsie
    • Cassie Feighan
    • Brittani Lee
    Shear Ego International School of Beauty
    • Imani Humphrey
  • NORTH CAROLINA

    Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
    • Krista Bartik
    • Calvin Dean
    • Megan Radford
    • Jordan Stewart
    Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte
    • Brittany Butler
    • Dorian Hilton
    • John Lewis
    • Kara Pettit
    Paul Mitchell the School Fayetteville
    • Kelsey Sherrill
  • OHIO

    Aveda Institute Columbus
    • Cassandra Brown
    • Tara Byers
    • Nicole Cline
    • Kathryn Cover
    • Stormie Crews
    • Lindsey Foraker
    • Kelsie Hamby
    • Paige Jones
    • Naomi Lavertue
    • Nicole Longenette
    • Claire Wells
    Brown Aveda Institute - Strongsville
    • Elise Burnett
    Paul Mitchell the School Cleveland
    • Ashley Carpenter
    • Britjae Gadison
    Paul Mitchell the School Columbus
    • Taylor Carr
  • OREGON

    Aveda Institute Portland
    • Rachel Brau
    • Brandon Cornwell
    • Kristy Costanzo
    • Angela Gravelle
    • Elizabeth Kennedy
    • Alyssa Lavadour
    • Jennifer Lee
    • Alexaundra Sandoz
    • Robyn Turner
    • Katie Yozamp
  • PENNSYLVANIA

    Bella Capelli Academy - Robinson
    • Haley Wigand
  • RHODE ISLAND

    Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island
    • Tristin O'Hara
  • SOUTH CAROLINA

    Paul Mitchell the School Columbia
    • Alicia Snow
    Paul Mitchell the School Greenville
    • Ashton Holliday
    • Ricky "Troy" Waller
  • TENNESSEE

    Aveda Institute Nashville
    • Leslie Ashburn
    • Courtney Major
    Douglas J Aveda Institute - Knoxville
    • Sarah Hensley
  • TEXAS

    Hill College/CHI Cosmetology Partner School
    • Holly Jackson
    Ogle School Arlington
    • Erica Harrington
    • Pamela Potts
    Ogle School Dallas
    • Victoria Dean
    • Ebony Johnson
    • Geovanni Solano
    Ogle School Denton
    • Katie Echels
    Ogle School Fort Worth
    • Gabrielle Carrillo
    • Ashley James
    • Maddalyn Montes
    • Melissa Pavel
    • Ashley Shields
    Ogle School Houston/Stafford
    • Juanita Breedlove
    • Darray Davis
    • Leondrea Foots
    • Jasmine Harville
    • Jessica Mcwashington
    Ogle School Hurst
    • Kristopher Kennedy
    • Breanna Mccord
    • Nguyenha Tran
    Ogle School San Antonio
    • Courtney Flemming
    • Alexandra Galindo
    • Guadalupe Iniguez
    Paul Mitchell the School Arlington
    • Hannah Morgan
    Paul Mitchell the School Austin
    • Constance Deary
    • Gloria Johnson
    Paul Mitchell the School Houston
    • Devin Bates
    • Melani Orozco
    Salon Boutique Academy
    • Pam Bradbury
    • Christopher Luevanos
  • UTAH

    Avalon School of Beauty
    • Jansen Young
    Paul Mitchell the School Logan
    • Anna Atkinson
    • Victoria Ayala
    • Karrie Hunt
    Paul Mitchell the School Ogden
    • Jessica Allen
    • Gaby Romero
    Paul Mitchell the School Salt Lake City
    • Sarah Margaret Irvin
    • Guadalupe Mondragon
    Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design - Orem
    • Abigail Astorga
    • Brooklyn Fackrell
    • Mandy Hess
    • Paige Petersen
    Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design - West Jordan
    • Izabella "Bella" Burnett
    • Alyssa Workman
  • VIRGINIA

    Luckes Beauty Academy
    • Riley Smith
    Paul Mitchell the School Tyson's Corner
    • Kristen O'Keefe
    Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge
    • Lindsey Dryer
    • Hasani Irby
    Rudy and Kelly Academy - A Paul Mitchell Partner School
    • Olivia Mansberger
  • WASHINGTON

    Gary Manuel Aveda Institute
    • Cheyenne Fitch
    • Johnny Talmadge
    • Consuelo Vega-Bockelie
    Paul Mitchell the School Richland
    • Aldo Barragan
    • Ginger Corriell
    • Kris Kumm
    • Eden Shelby
    Paul Mitchell the School Spokane
    • Tiana Lavrova
  • WISCONSIN

    Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness-Milwaukee
    • Megan Redford

Attend Beacon as an instructor

We appreciate your support of the Beacon program and would love for you to attend PBA Beauty Week events and education with your students. School instructors and administrators who have at least one student from their school going to Beacon are eligible to attend at a special discounted rate. Spaces are limited and registration is first-come, first-served. Please email Kelley@probeauty.org with your contact information if you would like to be notified of this exciting opportunity!

BEACON 2018 TIMELINE

Entry Process Opens: November 13, 2017
Deadline to Enter: February 15, 2018
Winners Announced: April 23, 2018
Beacon Event in Las Vegas: July 28-31, 2018

Beacon Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to gain a competitive advantage? Advertising & Sponsorship provides unique opportunities to increase credibility, image and prestige by efficiently reaching the highly-targeted audience of beauty industry students and school administrators.


Why is Advertising & Sponsorship right for you?

  • Increases your reach, awareness, and visibility with future beauty industry leaders
  • Delivers exclusive benefits and special recognition during both the Beacon competition and event
  • Sets you apart from the competition

There are advertising and sponsorship opportunities to meet any objective or budget.

For more information on advertising & sponsorship opportunities, please contact kelley@probeauty.org.



Thank you to our 2018 Beacon Sponsors