Where students become professionals


Event dates

July 23-26, 2016
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Professional Beauty Associationís Beacon program is a renowned program designed to encourage and inspire beauty industry students to effectively and aggressively prepare for successful careers. This program provides the nationís most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industryís highest profile salon owners, professionals, and stylists during PBA Beauty Week.

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.

The 2016 Beacon Winners & Honorable Mentions Have Been Announced!
   Click here to watch the video!

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

Learn all about the Beacon program
and why you should enter in this webinar!


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


Scholarship Opportunities Available For Applicants    Click here to learn more

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.