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The Beacon Experience: An Amazing Career Building Opportunity!


Inspiration, Passion, Excellence. Three words that perfectly sum up the Beacon experience for our 2016 Future Professional Beacon winners.

Beacon is a contest hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) for cosmetology students. This once in a lifetime event, is one that only the nation’s most promising students earn the right to attend.

Our Temple Frederick and Temple Annapolis A Paul Mitchell Partner School campuses were proud to have 10 Future Professionals chosen to be a part of this amazing opportunity in 2016.

“As a school, THE TEMPLE is proud to be cable to create an opportunity to encourage our students to be a part of Beacon each and every year. It is a wonderful chance for them to see a creative and inspiring part of our industry!” said Trish Kaiser, Executive Education Leader

Each student who enters the contest must submit three photographs of their original work, a letter of recommendation, a resume and one to three marketing pieces that represent their vision. The PBA chooses 100 winners and 200 honorable mentions from all of the applicants across the country. In the state of Maryland this year, only Temple Future Professionals were chosen for this honor!


Attending Beacon, which is held each July as part of Professional Beauty Week, can change the path of a Future Professional’s career. The insight, connections, and inspiration that are part of this event can create a special kind of magic that propels a career to the next level.

Winners and honorable mentions get the opportunity to attend intensive seminars that focus on helping them launch a successful career in the beauty industry. During the three days of learning, students are given the opportunity to hear advice and strategies for success from some of the best in the business.

“I loved the panel of Instagram artists who have found success! Their tips and ideas were for launching a personal 

brand were so great to hear!” said Breanna Grey, Future Professional and Beacon attendee from the Frederick campus.

As a part of the experience, students also had the opportunity to attend the North American Hair Awards. This star-studded show was a showcase of the most influential and talented stylists in the industry. Paul Mitchell’s own Lucie Doughty took home the coveted Editorial Stylist of the Year award.

“We are truly blown away by the caliber of work we see from our Future Professionals each year. We are so proud to be able to offer them the opportunity and guidance through the process and watch their careers blossom,” said Sharon Riser, school co-owner.