Aveda Institute San Antonio student wins Beacon 2014

Beacon Award winner 2014 - Monica Hayes, Aveda Institute San Antonio

The results are in! Our very own Monica Hayes was just announced a student winner of Beacon 2014.

She was named as one of the winners out of many student applicants from across the nation. As a winner of Beacon, she will be able to attend the PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas this July. While there, she will be able to take specialized classes and network with the biggest names in the beauty industry.

Beacon student entrants were judged on creativity, professionalism and content of their professional portfolio. Check out some of her work in the picture.

Congratulations, Monica. We are proud of you!


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Kristin Mahon – Beacon Winner
Kristin Mahon – Beacon Winner

Ursula Rae – Honorable Mention
Ursula Rae – Honorable Mention

Beacon began in 2001 and has had over 1100 students participate in the program! Every year, hundreds of students apply to be a part of Beacon, but only the best are chosen. PBA Beauty Week 2011 will take place July 30 – August 2, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Beacon provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, held each July in Las Vegas. Beacon students attend specialized classes with the biggest names in the industry, get up close and personal with NAHA finalists and get a firm understanding of the business of beauty.


Aveda Beauty School Student Wins Beacon Competition!

Crystal Moore, a student from the Aveda Institute San Antonio, demonstrated a strong competitive streak and put forth her best efforts as a beauty school professional, securing her spot in the 2010 Beacon program. Nearly 600 students applied, with 100 selected to participate. This is the second consecutive year that the Aveda Institute San Antonio has had Beacon winners.

Beacon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for cosmetology students to spend two full days with masters of the salon industry. With a focus on business skills, marketing and leadership, the Beacon program is designed to encourage career development and professional growth. The 2010 program will be held July 17 – 19 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature some of the industry’s’ best. There will be breakout sessions hosted by Michael Baker, Geno Stampora, JC Penney and others.

The Beacon application process involves students creating a professional resume, portfolio of their work and a professional marketing piece. The portfolio must consist of three before and after looks, while the professional marketing piece allows applicants to show off their creative marketing skills. All the applications were judged by a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) Beacon Committee, which includes very prominent and successful salon and spa owners, distributors and manufacturers. Winning entries were selected based on creativity, presentation and content.

The Beacon program is held in conjunction with PBS Beauty Week, North American’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. This week of beauty features PBA symposium, the North American Hairstyling Awards, Best Practice Club, City of Hope and BEACON. PBS Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association in Cooperation with Cosmoprof North America.




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