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SMU Homecoming is an annual tradition that brings Beauty Education & the Beauty Industry together to celebrate beauty! It's a week-long celebration that occurs in the fall and culminates in a Hair Battle and Hair Styling & Cut parties. Homecoming is a time for SMU's students, alumni, and the community to come together to celebrate the beauty industry spirit and pride.  


SMU Homecoming is a highly anticipated tradition that brings together Beauty Education and the Beauty Industry in a week-long celebration of beauty. As the first cosmetology school to have a homecoming celebration, we take great pride in creating events that showcases the talents and spirit of our students, alumni, and the community. The week is filled with exciting events, including  Hair Styling & Cut parties, Special guest speakers, student ran activities and our Beauty School Hair Battle which culminate in a grand celebration of the beauty education.


This year, our 4th Annual Homecoming weekend will take place on October 26th and 27th, 2024. 


SMU's Homecoming History: 

Experience the history of SMU's Homecoming, from our inaugural event in 2021 with over 100 community supporters to our thrilling victories in the Homecoming Hair Battle. Witness the excitement and beauty pride at our 4th Annual Homecoming, where our Peacocks will once again showcase their talent and skills in a battle for the top prize and our alumnus are welcomed back to campus.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this grand celebration of beauty education at SMU's Homecoming. Stay tuned for more details on the 4th annual battle and join us in creating unforgettable memories in the world of beauty.

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Har Battle

Hair battle 

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Exciting news for this year's 4th annual Tailgate Hair Battle! We are thrilled to announce that this year, we are expanding the competition to hair schools from all around the globe. With a maximum of 3 hair schools participating, the stage is set for the ultimate Beauty School Homecoming Hair Battle champs. Each school will compete in three categories: the Pretty Hair Battle, the On Stage Cut Battle, and the Fantasy Hair Battle.

Registration is now open, and we invite beauty and hair schools to join us in the spirit of friendly competition, Beauty Education, and the advancement of future Beauty Professionals. This competition is judged by some of the world's best Professional Beauty & Barber experts. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your talent, creativity, and passion for the beauty industry. Join us for an unforgettable experience at this year's Hair Battle!

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We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to this year's events: the Fantasy Nail Battle! In this pre-done fantasy nail contest, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their creative nail designs to our esteemed panel of judges. Your entry will be judged based on your imagination, creativity, and skills, all inspired by our Peacock theme. We are excited to see your best fantasy nail designs and give you the freedom to bring your creative vision to life.


We invite 10 Nail Schools or currently enrolled students in a nail program or master cosmetology program to compete for the title of the 2024-2025 Next Up Iconic Nail Professional(s). Registration is now open, and we can't wait to see the amazing talent that will be showcased in this exciting competition. Join us and be a part of this innovative and creative event!


Vendors Wanted

Attention, vendors! Get ready to seize an amazing opportunity in the dynamic beauty industry scene! Position yourself at the forefront, directly in front of top Beauty & Barber bosses, talented cosmetology students, ambitious entrepreneurs, influential trendsetters, and the crème de la crème of the largest industry on the planet!


Calling on all vendors! This is the chance to showcase your products and services in an unparalleled beauty event. Act now and secure your spot among the best of the best!

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