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If you’ve ever dreamt of a career in the beauty industry, Pivot Point Academy – Wahl Barber Academy can turn that dream into a reality. Being part of the beauty industry can provide you with countless opportunities. You can become self-employed and set and work on your own schedule.  By enrolling in Pivot Point Academy – Wahl Barber Academy, you learn beauty industry skills, meet new people, and build lifelong professional relationships.  We can help enhance your creative skills, find your purpose, and live your passion.  Our courses include hands-on training and cover many areas of hair and skincare. From cutting and coloring to makeup and shaving, there’s a lot to learn here at our Academy. Since we believe beauty professionals should have business skills, business management, and social media training are part of our curriculum.

Great news. We just received approval from the state of Illinois and open for Business: Wahl Barber Academy, a barber school only. Located near O’Hare Airport and easily accessed from the CTA Blue Line, the Wahl Barber Academy has assembled a team of leading licensed instructors who demonstrate technical skills and the ability to inspire and motivate students.

Teacher Training, Makeup, Continuing Education… More Programs

We’re AACS Golden School Award Winners

We’re proud to announce that we have won two 2022 Golden School Awards. We couldn’t have done this without the hard work of our amazing instructors, staff, and our students of course. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we’re excited to see what the future holds for Pivot Point Academy!

Advanced Barbering Seminar offered by Wahl Professional at Wahl Barber Academy Chicago, IL. Have a look https://www.wahlpro.com/events
First Day Barber-1500 hour class planned to start beginning of October 2023. Enroll now! https://www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy/
Have a look at the kit coming with the Barber 1500 hour program. Amazing! www.pivotpoint.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/PPA_Student_Barbering_Kit_May_2023-2.pdf
Yes! Open for Business! Get started https://www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy/
This leadership scholarship is created for the next generation of leaders to join the beauty industry.
Wahl Barber Academy proudly sponsors a Barber full-tuition scholarship. This leadership scholarship covers all tuition and registration fees.
See link below on how to apply: www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy/
Wahl Barber Academy proudly sponsors a Barber program full-tuition scholarship to support the upcoming Beauty with a Purpose Event on Sun Sep 17 2023 at 09:00 am at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort (3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL). Apply for scholarship here www.pivotpoint.edu/2023/08/scholarships-2023/
All inspections passed, just one more approval from the state for our new second campus - barber school only.
Happy 4th of July! In 1776, 13 states signed the 
Declaration of Independence drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
Getting closer to open by the day. Last inspections are scheduled. We will keep you posted.
Wahl Barber Academy will use MONY as its financial literacy training as this powerful curriculum will help to create economic empowerment for future professionals with critical money education b4 they enter the workforce. www.pivotpoint.edu/2023/05/why-attend-a-school-that-teaches-you-about-money/
@americasbeautyshow teachers from @pivotpoint_academy and @wahlbarberacademy are in the house. Learning made fun!
It’s coming together. First sneak look at our barber clinic floor.
Coming soon!
#opportunity #learning #training 
Coming soon! Pending approval from the IDFPR Division of Professional Regulation. Approved!

The perfect choice for those with an entrepreneurial mindset. Our program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of barbering, including haircuts, shaves, beard grooming, and more. With experienced instructors and a hands-on learning environment, you can have the opportunity to hone your skills and develop a deep understanding of the craft.


  • I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!

    Alissa M.

    I chose Pivot Point because of its professional but fun atmosphere. I feel that they took cosmetology as seriously as I did but everyone was still warm and welcoming! I am now working at a Redken elite salon in Chicago and I feel like I’ve found a home in my rising salon!

    Mikey D.
  • Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!

    Gabby B.

    I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.

    Savannah F.
  • I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.

    Nathaly L.

    I just graduated from the teacher training program and I want to share my appreciation for the school, I’ve learned so much! I truly have enjoyed my time there. The staff & students have been wonderful. I just truly love the atmosphere, curriculum, and basically everything about this wonderful school.

    Brittany S.
  • After doing a ton of research, I chose to attend Pivot Point Academy to obtain my Cosmetology license. Their curriculum looked the best compared to other schools, and I’ve heard great feedback from friends that attended this beauty school.

    Lisa W.

    I recently attended the Cosmetology school at Pivot Point Academy to tighten up my skills. Great instructors that facilitate a collaborative learning experience that is not only based on concepts – but also hands-on practice to help enhance your skills.

    Sophia B.
  • Attending Pivot Point Academy for my cosmetology training was the single most important career decision I’ve made. From the strongest in fundamentals to a vast network, I wouldn’t be the traveling artists I am today without it. In one word: Blessed!

    Matt B.

    I felt the most comfortable at Pivot Point Academy when I did my walk-through, I can tell the staff really cared about me and are down to earth. Pivot point truly cared about wanting me to succeed and go far in this industry and supported me throughout school and even after graduation. Pivot Point Academy has instilled in me the professional that I have become, and for that, I am forever grateful. After I completed both cosmetology and barber school, I have been building a solid clientele and been loving it every day! With having such an awesome educational background I truly can go forth with confidence for any client that sits in my chair. I am so fortunate to have made such close friends while in school that I will have for a lifetime!

    Natalie G.

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