Beacon Student Program | An Elite Program for Students
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Beacon is the elite program for students

applications open until Nov. 30!

PBA's Beacon is an elite program for students that provides top beauty industry students with a unique opportunity to gain career insights from leading beauty influencers and network with owners from the most prestigious salons across the United States.

Designed to inspire and prepare students for a successful career, the Beacon program accepts a limited number of applicants each year.

The Beacon 2023 Class will be April 2-3, 2023 in Anaheim, CA

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See the excitement of Beacon! View the photos from Beacon 2022!

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Why you should apply for BEACON

connect with mentors

At Beacon, you'll connect with some of our industry's top experts, salon and spa owners, and influencers.

be inspired

As a Beacon student, you will be a guest at the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA).

professional guidance

Meet and network with the most influential professionals in the industry to help inspire and prepare you for your new career.

elevate your career

Beacon students gain national recognition and access to a network of thousands of top salons across the U.S. Meet Beacon Alumni >

SCHOOLS: Access school resources to share Beacon with your students!

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BEACON alumni

Beacon alumni are leaders, educators, business owners and successful stylists. You could be one of them! Apply to Beacon and you could get the mentoring and guidance you need to ignite your career.

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JALIA PETTIS
@jaliadp

NAHA 2022 Makeup Artist of the Year Winner, Educator,
Owner of 3Jay Productions

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ELIZABETH FAYE
@heyelizabethfaye

NAHA 2022 Educator of the Year Finalist, Business Coach,
CEO of Hair Love University

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GINA BIANCA
@iamginabianca

Educator, Business Coach,
Owner of The Network Salon

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Byron Marcelle
@b_marcelle

Freelance Hairstylist
Beauty Changes Lives Ambassador

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DIDI HENRY
@itsthecurlsforme

Curl Specialist, Hanzo Artist
Stylist at CurlEnvy Salon

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Fallyn Mireault
@thegoodhairdays

Color & Extension Specialist,
Stylist at Samuel Cole Salon

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Tina Allen
@tinaallenhmuas

Owner of The Cashmere Faces Glam Bar

PAST BEACON mentors

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LAUREN MOSER SAMUELS & RODRICK SAMUELS

NAHA Finalists, Directors of Hair Lab Detroit Barber School

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MICHELLE O'CONNOR

Five-time NAHA Winner, Matrix Global Artistic Director

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MISSY MEGGINSON

Business Coach

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MICHAEL DEVELLIS

Owner of the Powder Group and On-Makeup Magazine

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JOHN MOSLEY

NAHA 2022 Educator of the Year Winner, CEO Popular Nobody Brand

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JAMAL EDMONDS

NAHA 2022 Texture Winner, Owner Lamaj in the City

how to APPLY

APPLICATION STEPS

  1. Find Out if You are Eligible
  2. Cosmetology, barber, esthetics, and nail students enrolled in an accredited program as of November 29, 2022, are eligible. Recent graduates are eligible if enrolled between January 1, 2022, and November 30, 2022.

  3. Create Your Canvas Me Profile
  4. Your portfolio and digital resume are the first impressions for prospective employers. It should highlight your skill, and experience, and showcase what sets you apart.
    MAKE YOUR PORTFOLIO STAND OUT

  5. Get a Letter of Recommendation
  6. Let those who know you brag a little! Ask an instructor or employer to tell us what makes you great.
    GET LETTER TIPS & REQUIREMENTS

  7. Build and Share Your Instagram Account
  8. Your social portfolio is essential to show employers and clients your skills and expertise.
    GET INSTAGRAM TIPS & REQUIREMENTS

  9. Create a Video Introduction
  10. We want to get to know you! Bring to life your excitement for Beacon 2023, introduce yourself, and let us know why you need part of the Beacon class of 2023.
    GET VIDEO TIPS & REQUIREMENTS

  11. Submit Your Application and Application Fee
  12. Entry opens on August 1, 2022, and your application must be submitted by November 30, 2022. Application fee: Members $50 | Regular $75

  13. Tell everyone you applied to Beacon 2023!
  14. Download graphics to let everyone know you applied to Beacon! Be sure to tag #Beacon2023!

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Beacon alum, Fallyn Mireault gives the rundown on how to apply for Beacon!

Career conversations

Hear first hand experiences from Beacon Alumni and industry experts, to learn how Beacon can ignite your career career in beauty!

PBA Student Membership Has Its Perks!

Join the PBA community for access to career building resources and education, discounts to major industry events, free magazine subscriptions, product and service discounts and so much more! 

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