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PBA Announces 2014 Beacon Winners

The Professional  Beauty Association (PBA) announced the winners and honorable mentions of its 2014 Beacon competition, and nearly half are from Paul Mitchell Schools.

“We are extremely proud to have such a large number of Paul Mitchell Future Professionals among this year’s Beacon winners,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “We believe that our Paul Mitchell Schools should be inclusive of the entire beauty industry rather than exclusive, which is why we highly encourage our students to enter Beacon, NAHA, and similar programs and opportunities. Those who are fortunate enough to attend Beacon will experience a life-changing event.”

The 300 Beacon honorees were selected from more than 900 applicants based on the creativity, presentation, and content of their résumés, professional portfolios, and creative marketing pieces. Applications were judged by PBA members, including top manufacturers, distributors, and licensed professionals from across the country. The 2014 Beacon roster includes 51 winners and 83 honorable mentions from Paul Mitchell Schools.

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, July 12–14, 2014 in Las Vegas. Beacon winners receive free tuition, and honorable mention attendees pay a small fee, to attend PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas, which includes a full lineup of education tailored specifically to them. This year's guest speakers include multi-NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder, NAHA Hall of Leaders recipient Geno Stampora, Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara Director Sam Burns, and Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh who is also a NAHA Hall of Leaders recipient. Students can also tour the Cosmoprof North America trade show floor to meet beauty business leaders and attend PBA’s annual Business Forum where they can learn the role global distributors and manufacturers play in the industry. Beacon truly helps students recognize that they are not just choosing a job, but rather a lifetime profession.

Paul Mitchell Schools' 2014 Beacon Winners

Rachel Blanchard

The Hair Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Leah Petersen

The Hair Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Mackenzie Tereault

The Hair Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Erica Leuenberger

Imagine-Oklahoma, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Kerri Unruh

Imagine-Oklahoma, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Naomi Masiello

Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Rannel Foster

Paul Mitchell The School Austin

Schlee Meyer

Paul Mitchell The School Boise

Zachary Dowd

Paul Mitchell The School Chicago

Megan Hudgin

Paul Mitchell The School Chicago

Violet Velez

Paul Mitchell The School Chicago

Rana Hasan

Paul Mitchell The School Danbury

Catherine Pennell

Paul Mitchell The School Danbury

Brianna Quigley

Paul Mitchell The School Danbury

Iya Tauataina

Paul Mitchell The School East Bay

Dustin Bergeron

Paul Mitchell The School Esani

Ashley Hursey

Paul Mitchell The School Esani

Olivia Perry

Paul Mitchell The School Esani

Jon Michael Nance

Paul Mitchell The School Fort Meyers

Steven Sanchez Jr

Paul Mitchell The School Fresno

Mallory Rankin

Paul Mitchell The School Green Bay

Amy Kanakuri

Paul Mitchell The School Honolulu

John Paul Rivera

Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas

Nathalia Cook

Paul Mitchell The School Lombard

Cameo Kruse

Paul Mitchell The School Lombard

Alexandria Mercer

Paul Mitchell The School Memphis

Krista Derby

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan

Ashley Dossin

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan

Ebony Myers

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan

Robin Schafer

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan

Mickey Colon

Paul Mitchell The School Orlando

Britani Gilger

Paul Mitchell The School Orlando

Hector Morales

Paul Mitchell The School Phoenix

Jordan Beller

Paul Mitchell The School Schenectady

Nareh Khachadoorian

Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks

Mindie Mccullum Flores

Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks

John Gordon

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City

Michelle Gordon

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City

Richie Martinez

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City

Lauren Spatafore

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City

Kelley Wood

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City

Jennifer Ripple

Paul Mitchell The School Spokane

Amanda Perkins

Paul Mitchell The School Springfield

Leann Henderson

Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis

Stephanie Kimzey

Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis

Angela Cavalli Harris

Paul Mitchell The School Tyson’s Corner

Sharra Encarnacion

Rudy and Kelly Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Mariah Miles

Safavi Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Leah Rhodes

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Claire Allison

The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

Brianna Stumpp

The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School

 

View the entire Beacon 2014 winners list.

View the Beacon 2014 honorable mentions

Paul Mitchell Schools 2014 Beacon Press Release

Written By: Gail Fink, Paul Mitchell Schools

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