Program Changing Careers of Tomorrow’s Leaders

It seems you often hear about the lack of direction available to help beauty school students with their career path.

Regardless of your role in the world of beauty, there is a program you need to know about: The Beacon Program, produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).

As evidenced at the 2009 PBA Beauty Week – Beacon has a program that provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with the guidance to achieve maximum career success in the beauty industry.

“The Beacon program is the best opportunity for currently enrolled cosmetology and esthetician students to get involved in the industry’s most exciting events, network with top industry leaders and to gain an early understanding of the business side of beauty,” said Bonnie Bonadeo, PBA’s director of education and program development.

Beacon brings together the country’s top 100 cosmetology students chosen based on their portfolio, professional resume and a self-marketing piece. The program is designed to be competitive to ensure all participants are truly dedicated. PBA has created online resources that students and schools can use to assist them with their submissions.

Winning students are invited to attend PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas. While the Beacon program has its own series of classes, group discussions and networking opportunities, students also participate in PBA Symposium and attend the North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA). For more information on Beacon, please visit

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