Learn Beauty

If you’ve ever dreamt of a career in the beauty industry, Pivot Point 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, 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 Pivot Point Academy. Since we believe beauty professionals should have business skills, business management and social media training are part of our curriculum.

Teacher Training, Makeup, Continuing Education… More Programs

This burgundy color is PERFECT for fall! 🍂 Great work, @coszotology!⁠
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If you would like to refresh your hair, book your appointment in our student salon today. ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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@Beards_fadesandblades is one of our talented future barbers. He tells us “I love what I do”, and you can too. ⁠
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If you’re ready to make a change and want to love what you do when you get to work each day, learn more about our barbering program.⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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This colorful hair by @angsbeauty is absolutely MAGICAL! 🦄 We are mesmerized by the vibrant colors and pretty curls! Well done!⁠
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See what colors we could do for you 🌈Schedule an appointment in our student salon → https://bit.ly/pivot_point_student_spa ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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Congratulations to our recent grads, Liz, Emmy, Amanda, and Sandy!  We have loved being a part of your journey and know you will do great things. ❤️⁠
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Help us congratulate these lovely ladies in the comments! 👇⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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Joy, support, and friendship are beauty standards that never go out of style! 💖 At Pivot Point Academy, we strive to be more than a beauty school. We’re a community where you can make connections with fellow beauty enthusiasts as you pursue your passion. Whether it be your classmates or instructors, you can build friendships that last a lifetime!⁠
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To see if you vibe with our community, reach out to us! We would love to get to know you. → Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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This is one of the most vibrant tri-color balayage we have ever seen! We love how each color stands out yets seamlessly transitions 🤩 Amazing work,@amandadeshair!⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
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Pivot Point Academy Student Barbers ! 💈These are all well-rounded barbers in every aspect! They learn hair sculpting, men’s shaving, grooming, basic skincare, current with the industry trends, and more. With earlier hands-on practice, learn business strategy, through our three-phase program, they will be industry ready!  We are proud! #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint 💈🔥💈🔥💈
Have you always enjoyed hairstyling? Are you the person who constantly helps your friends and family do their hair? If any of those ring a bell, our cosmetology program could be your next chapter! 🌟 You can learn about:⁠
Hairstyling⁠
Salon Business Management⁠
Nail Care⁠
Guest Services⁠
And More!⁠
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At Pivot Point Academy, we want to help YOU reach your potential. 🙌 Contact us to learn more today!→ link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #cosmetologyschool #womenshair⁠
We love this rich burgundy coloring done by @style.of.color! 😍How elegant is this shade? It’s so beautiful 👑⁠
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See what colors we could do for you 🌈Schedule an appointment in our student salon → link in bio⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #bangs #curtainbangs #pivotpointacademy #redhair #burgandyhair⁠
Do you want to share your beauty industry experience with future beauty professionals?🤔 Our Cosmetology Teacher Training Program can prepare you for a future in teaching.⁠
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If you have 2+ years of experience and maintain an active license, you could qualify for our 500-hour teacher training program! 🎉⁠
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To learn more about this program, reach out to us! We would love to help you get started.→ Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#pivotpointacademy #illinoisbeautyschool #beautyinstructor #cosmetologyteacher⁠
There’s nothing like a fresh style to make your hair GLOW! ✨@girardixbeauty did a great job with this client’s hair! Give them both a round of applause 👏⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #longhair #womenshairstyle #illinoissalon ⁠
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Want to be your own boss? If so, our barbering program could be the right fit for you! 💈 Learn all about:⁠
- Hair Cutting⁠
- Facial Hair Grooming⁠
- Basic Skincare⁠
- And More⁠
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Come see what our barbering program could do for you! Schedule a tour of our barber school today. → Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbarberschool #futurebarber #pivotpointacademy #menshaircuts #barberlife
Check out this styling work and trim by @cosmobykiki! 🙌 We love how the waves shine in the light☀️⁠
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If you would like to refresh your hair, book your appointment in our student salon today. → link in bio ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#pivotpointacademy #longhair #cosmetology #hairstyling #futurecosmetologist #illinoiscosmetologist⁠
Welcome to our August Cosmetologists! So excited for your journey with us! 
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Give a round of applause to Amani, Cora, Aileen, Elena, and Jena! 👏 They’ve worked so hard! We are amazed by their talent and cannot wait to see how they make their mark in the beauty industry!⁠
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Congratulations grads!🎉⁠
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Have you always been passionate about hair, skincare, or makeup? 💇💄 Take your passion to the next level with a professional education! At Pivot Point Academy, we offer programs in ⁠
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- Cosmetology ⁠
- Esthetics⁠
- Barbering⁠
- MUD Makeup ⁠
- Teacher’s Training ⁠
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Your dream career could be just around the corner. ✨ Contact us today to learn more! → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Wow, this client’s skin is positively GLOWING! ✨ If you want fresher, more vibrant, youthful-looking skin, try a microdermabrasion service. You may be surprised at what a difference it can make! ⁠
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This service was done by our student @lejlascreations. Amazing job, Lejla! ⁠
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Are you looking for a creative career where you can inspire others? ✨ Beauty could be the perfect career path for you! Learn more about what this exciting industry has to offer and explore your future in beauty today. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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We know getting a quality education is important to you. 💯 That’s why we train our instructors with our patented Mindful Teaching® Professional Development product. Receive clear, helpful instruction from our master educators to prepare yourself for the real world. ✨⁠
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We love a good before and after! ✨ Check out this gorgeous blonde done by our student @hairbykatlynincolor. Bye-bye, brassiness! ⁠
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If you need a color refresh, come visit us in our student salon! We can’t wait to meet you. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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We believe learning happens best when many minds come together. 🤝 That’s why our school provides a collaborative learning environment, both in our classrooms and on our patented digital platform, LAB. 🙌⁠
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Come see the difference a Pivot Point Academy education could make for you! Schedule your tour of our school today. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Have you ever wondered what the difference between a balayage and foilyage is? 🤔 These are two techniques that can be used to achieve a similar look! ⁠
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- Balayage: hand-painting lightener onto the hair. ⁠
- Foilyage: mimicking the hand-painted look of balayage with foils. ⁠
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While they achieve similar looks, these techniques do better on different hair types. 👱‍♀️ 👩‍🦱 Wondering which is better for you? Ask your stylist! ⁠
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This gorgeous foilyage was done by our student @amandadeshair. It looks beautiful! 👏 ⁠
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Book your appointment in our student salon today. → Link in the bio.⁠
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Gone are the days of lengthy textbook chapters that are difficult to read! 🙌 LAB is learner-centered and makes it easier for you to study and remember skills.⁠
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- Streamlined text eases the learner’s reading burden.⁠
- Online learning makes classes available anytime, anywhere.⁠
- Social collaboration exercises create community and make sharing information easy.⁠
- Earn points for completed modules to make learning fun.⁠
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At Pivot Point Academy, we are all about YOU! Contact us to learn more today. → Link in the bio. ⁠
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You deserve to pursue a future that makes you happy and can allow you, in turn, to make others happy. In the beauty industry, you can brighten someone’s day with the right cut or color, and turn their whole week around. If you’re ready to get started on a fulfilling career, contact us to see if Pivot Point Academy is perfect for you.💜 → Link in the bio. ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#pivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #indianahair #indianabeauty #beautyschool #cosmetologyschool #barberingschool #esthetics #beauty⁠

Testimonials

  • 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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