The Beacon Entry components, detailed below, prepare cosmetology graduates for successful job searches and careers. Check out "What You Need To Enter" below to get started on your professional portfolio.
Here's your opportunity to be creative and tell future employers and clients who you are, what you can do and what your career goals are. Create a marketing piece to sell yourself as a future salon/spa professional or to sell/market an industry idea you are passionate about. Click here for examples of professional marketing pieces
$35 for PBA Student Members*
$50 for non-members**
The entry fee can be paid online by credit card at the time of entry, or can be paid after the entry is submitted only by a school administrator. Administrators will be invoiced directly and do not need to download and submit a school payment roster. Detailed payment instructions are provided during the online entry process.
*PBA member pricing is based on the student's membership status, not that of the school.
**To learn more about PBA's membership benefits and to become a member, please visit probeauty.org/membership.
A panel of top salon and spa owners, manufacturers and distributors from across the country judge and score all entries. Each component is weighted and combined for an overall score.
By submitting an application to the Beacon competition, 100 winners and 200 honorable mentions* will be chosen to attend PBA Beauty Week with specialized Beacon education in Las Vegas, Nevada.
*The top 100 scoring entries will receive an invitation to attend the live event with free tuition. The next 200 highest scores will be invited as honorable mentions and pay a discounted tuition fee of $199. Both winners and honorable mentions are responsible for registering for the program as well as booking and paying for all travel and hotel accommodations.
2017 Beacon Timeline
Watch this 10 minute video for insider tips on creating a winning entry!
Beacon was an incredible experience! I loved getting to know successful industry professionals and connecting with them one-on-one. The non-stop education was truly inspiring."
- Paige Miller
For Beacon 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities please contact, Kelley McCarthy at 480.455.3438 or email@example.com
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.