Beacon Student Program | An Elite Program for Students

meet the Beacon class
of 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 VIP guest at the International Salon + Spa Expo in Long Beach and attend 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.

Applications for the Beacon Class of 2023 will open in Spring 2022. Sign up here to be the first to know about applications, resources and more.

Career conversations

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


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


  1. Find Out if You are Eligible
  2. Cosmetology, barber, esthetics and nail students who are enrolled in an accredited program as of July 7, 2021 are eligible. Recent graduates are also eligible if they were enrolled between July 7, 2021 to November 1, 2021.

  3. Create Your Canvas Me Profile
  4. Your portfolio and digital resume is the first impression for prospective employers. It should highlight your skill, experience, and showcase what sets you apart.

  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.

  7. Build and Share Your Instagram Account
  8. Your social portfolio is essential to showing employers and clients your skills and expertise.

  9. Create a Video Introduction
  10. We want to get to know you! Bring to life your excitement for Beacon 2022, introduce yourself, and let us know why you need part of the Beacon class of 2022.

  11. Submit Your Application and Entry Fee
  12. Entry opens July 7, 2021 and your application must be submitted by November 1, 2021.

  13. Tell everyone you applied to Beacon 2022!
  14. Download graphics to let everyone know you applied to Beacon! Be sure to tag #Beacon2022!

Applications for the Beacon Class of 2023 will open in Spring 2022. Sign up here to be the first to know about applications, resources and more.

Beacon was an amazing life changing experience for me! Everything went wrong in the days & weeks prior to me going, it was like something was trying to keep me from being there.... I am so glad I didn’t give up & made it! I may not have had but $50 to my name but I left there extremely wealthy! I hope to return as an alumni!

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