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.
At Beacon, you'll connect with some of our industry's top experts, salon and spa owners, and influencers.
Meet and network with the most influential professionals in the industry to help inspire and prepare you for your new career.
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.
NAHA 2022 Educator of the Year Finalist, Business Coach,
CEO of Hair Love University
NAHA Finalists, Directors of Hair Lab Detroit Barber School
Five-time NAHA Winner, Matrix Global Artistic Director
Owner of the Powder Group and On-Makeup Magazine
NAHA 2022 Educator of the Year Winner, CEO Popular Nobody Brand
NAHA 2022 Texture Winner, Owner Lamaj in the City
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.
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
Let those who know you brag a little! Ask an instructor or employer to tell us what makes you great.
GET LETTER TIPS & REQUIREMENTS
Your social portfolio is essential to show employers and clients your skills and expertise.
GET INSTAGRAM TIPS & REQUIREMENTS
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
Entry opens on August 1, 2022, and your application must be submitted by November 30, 2022. Application fee: Members $50 | Regular $75
Download graphics to let everyone know you applied to Beacon! Be sure to tag #Beacon2023!
Beacon alum, Fallyn Mireault gives the rundown on how to apply for Beacon!