WHAT IS BEACON?
The Professional Beauty Association’s Beacon program is a renowned program designed to encourage and inspire beauty industry students to effectively prepare for successful careers. Consisting of two elements – a competition open to all qualifying students and a live, educational event in Las Vegas for top-scoring entrants – Beacon students gain the tools and confidence they need to jump-start their careers!
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.
To compete, you must be a student enrolled in an appropriate program (cosmetology, esthetics, nail technicians, etc.) in the u.s. or canada. former beacon attendees are not eligible to re-apply.
Eligibility dates for 2017 are november 1st, 2016 – january 19, 2017.
Note: you must be 18 years of age or older to attend the beacon event in las vegas.
WHAT YOU NEED TO ENTER
A crucial document for a professional trying to get their foot in the door, your resume holds high value in the judging process.
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LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Submit a letter of recommendation from a school administrator or professional. As a new job seeker, having a positive professional reputation in an important asset.
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PORTFOLIO OF IMAGES
This is the perfect opportunity to start or add to your professional portfolio. Submit three (3) images showcasing your talent in your chosen career path.
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PROFESSIONAL MARKETING PIECE
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.
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