2010 NAHA and Beacon Entry Deadlines Fast Approaching

Attention stylists and students: hurry up and register for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) and Beacon 2010— the deadlines are approaching fast.

A look from 2009 NAHA Avant Garde category winner Darian Bishop

The NAHA deadline is February 8, 2010 and the event will be held on July 18 during PBA Beauty Week at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. This year, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, will introduce a new category – Salon MBA (Salon Master of Business Award). 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. To register, visit probeauty.org/naha. Each entry must include a completed registration form, a release form, a CD-ROM with images for one specific entry, printed images and payment.

The Beacon 2010 deadline is March 1, 2010 and will also be held during PBA Beauty Week at the Mandalay Bay Resort. 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. To apply, visit probeauty.org/beacon and include a professional resume, portfolio of images and professional marketing piece. Hurry up and register— only 100 cosmetology students will be chosen.

PBA Beauty Week is North America’s largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by PBA and is held in cooperation with Cosmoprof North America.