Designed to provide students the knowledge and skills to use their creativity to become confident and salon-ready hairdressing professionals.
Students will graduate with the confidence knowing they are spa-ready and ready to begin a career in skincare, make-up, or related industries.
Teacher Training, Makeup, Continuing Education… More Programs
From the first phone conversation to your first visit to our Academy, we ensure that you'll feel welcomed, included, excited, and a part of the Pivot Point Family. You will enjoy your learning experience, being immersed in the salon, barber clinic and spa surroundings with like-minded people. Soon you will say, “I am Pivot Point”.
Your instructors are experienced, award-winning educators. Highly motivated, and extraordinary professionals. Our master educators are trained with our proprietary Mindful Teaching Professional Development product, and provide clear, consistent training to make the most of your fun, interactive, classroom, and hands-on experience.
Our mantra that sums up our style: positive vibes in a fun environment while maintaining the orientation of learn forward to an outcome of success. Visits from guest artists who'll share their stories, their techniques, and their talents to support your growth as future beauty professionals during workshops. Providing you with unique opportunities to form relationships with these industry experts.
You will experience real, hands-on practice in our professionally managed student salon, barber clinic, and spa. Actual customers will support your development and enjoy your continually improving services at value prices while receiving ongoing promotions and bundles offerings. IN 2019 around 5,400 services were performed.
All of our programs include test preparation, including a mock State Board Exam, in order to prepare you for the Illinois State License exam.
Our graduates are highly sought after by the most successful salons, spas, and barbershops in Chicagoland and beyond. Career opportunities for our students and graduates are frequently posted on our website by our area partners. Career Fairs hosted at our academy offer you opportunities to build relationships for strong alliances in your future career.
A beauty career is all about helping others to look and feel their best. Through our teachers’ guidance, our students are encouraged to reach out and share beauty to those in our communities who may need our services the most, and Pivot Point Academy supports all of these efforts.
Mastery of fundamentals plus proficiency in technical aspects will allow you to discover the artistic side of your profession. Together with Pivot Point Academy’s business-focus training, every student’s salon readiness will flourish.
Competition is an adventure of discovery. It stretches your artistic talent and skills further than you thought possible. Pivot Point Academy encourages students to compete; those interested are provided a coach and a mentor. Students who compete maximize their creativity and improve their speed, skills requisite for excelling in the profession.
We at Pivot Point are singularly focused on our students. We are beauty-obsessed and education-obsessed. You’ll benefit from the fun of a creative and nurturing learning environment that trains you in developing your skill and artistry while advancing your career and employment options.
The beauty industry is social and visual, inclusive and so are you. You will experience just how fun learning can be! Your education is delivered via an innovative online learning experience. “Learn About Beauty" (LAB) is designed specifically for our industry. A mix of online collaboration, class-room, workshops and hands-on training sessions including soft skills, business, and social media elements.
During your tenure at Pivot Point Academy and after graduation, you have access to specialized tools at a discounted price. Continuing education support is paramount, and advanced classes will be at your disposal at a discount for any additional licenses or certifications that you would like to add to your portfolio of education.
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!Julianna P.
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!Natalie G.
Our Financial Services team is here to assist you in creating your financial planning. Full support from start through graduation. Provide support to fill out the FAFSA application and evaluate access to Title IV programs for post-secondary education and eligibility. Discover and help to apply for available scholarships you may qualify for.
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