January 2010

NAHA and Beacon Entry Deadlines

NAHA 21: Entry Deadline – Feb. 8, 2010 The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is one of the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. NAHA 2010 will be held on July 18, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Resort during PBA Beauty Week. NAHA will include a new category - Salon MBA (Salon Master of Business Award) for 2010. This new category is open to strategic, business-savvy salon owners generating at least $300,000 and provides an opportunity for owners to showcase their salon. Entering NAHA has never been easier. Entrants should visit probeauty.org/naha to begin the online entry process as well as access tools designed to help make entries as successful as possible.

BEACON 2010: Entry Deadline - March 1, 2010 Beacon offers an opportunity for cosmetology students to gain in-depth knowledge of the industry, as well as to network with and learn from some of the most successful salon/spa owners. At Beacon, students learn valuable insight into what salon owners are looking for in new talent and how to market themselves to potential employers. Beacon is limited to just 100 cosmetology students and is held during PBA Beauty Week.

For 2010, all Beacon entries must be submitted online. Student entries, which must include a professional resume, portfolio of images and professional marketing piece, are judged on creativity, presentation and content. The skills in the entry process help take entrants from student to interviewee to salon professional, even if they are not selected as a Beacon attendee. For information on Beacon and how to enter, go to probeauty.org/beacon.