February 15, 2024

2023 in Review: Our Favorite Looks by Students

As we welcome the new year, it’s time to reflect on the incredible talent and creativity displayed by the students at Pivot Point Academy. Throughout the year, our students have showcased their skills and passion for hairstyling, experimenting with a variety of trends and techniques. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the standout hair looks that stole the spotlight in 2023.

A Pop of Purple

One of the boldest and most eye-catching trends of 2023 was the incorporation of vibrant colors into hair designs. A pop of purple was a popular choice among our students, bringing a burst of energy and individuality to hairstyles. Whether it was a subtle lavender highlight or a full head of rich, royal purple, our students mastered the art of incorporating this bold color into their creations, proving that creativity knows no bounds.


Textured Mullet

In the ever-evolving landscape of hairstyling, trends come and go, but every so often, a classic look gets a modern makeover that captures the imagination of stylists and clients alike. Enter the textured mullet – a daring reinvention of a hairstyle once synonymous with the edgy rebels of yesteryears.

From tousled waves to choppy layers, the textured mullet offers endless possibilities for customization, making it a favorite among those who crave individuality and attitude in their hairstyles. Whether paired with bold colors or kept natural with subtle highlights, this trend celebrates the spirit of self-expression and self-confidence.


Vivid Bright Pink and Red

If 2023 had a theme color, it was undoubtedly the vivid bright pink and red hues that dominated the hair scene. Our students embraced the bold and fearless spirit of these colors, creating stunning looks that turned heads wherever they went. The creativity and versatility of our students were on full display, proving that they are not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional hairstyling.



Texture and movement took center stage in 2023, with layers making a strong comeback. Our students demonstrated their understanding of hair dynamics by skillfully layering locks to create volume, depth, and a sense of effortless movement. Whether it was long cascading waves or a shoulder-length shag, the layering techniques applied by our students showcased their ability to enhance the natural beauty and texture of each individual’s hair.


Summertime Blonde

As the temperature rose, so did the popularity of summertime blonde hues. Our students embraced the sun-kissed trend, creating beautiful blends of warm blonde tones that perfectly captured the essence of summer. From golden honey to sandy beach blonde, these looks radiated warmth and captured the carefree spirit of the season, proving that our students are not only skilled but also attuned to the ever-changing trends in the world of hairstyling.


Contrasting Money Piece

A bold and dynamic trend that gained momentum in 2023 was the contrasting money piece. This face-framing highlight became a signature look for many of our students. The strategic placement of these vibrant accents showcased the precision and attention to detail that our students bring to their craft, adding a touch of edginess to their repertoire.



For those special occasions or a desire for a polished look, updos proved to be a timeless choice in 2023. Our students demonstrated their proficiency in creating a wide range of updo styles, from classic buns and chignons to more intricate braided designs. The versatility displayed in their updo creations reflected the well-rounded skill set of our students, proving that they are ready to tackle any hairstyling challenge.


Bronde Balayage

Blondes and brunettes found common ground in the bronde balayage trend. The seamless blending of blonde and brunette tones created a natural and sun-kissed effect that was both flattering and low-maintenance. Our students perfected the art of balayage, showcasing their ability to customize and personalize this trend to suit each client’s unique style and preferences.



As the leaves changed colors, so did the hair trends. Fall-ayage emerged as a standout look for our students, featuring rich and warm tones reminiscent of autumn foliage. Deep reds, chestnut browns, and golden caramels took center stage, creating a cozy and inviting aesthetic that perfectly complemented the seasonal transition. Our students demonstrated their ability to capture the essence of fall in their color palettes, proving that they are not just hairstylists but also artists in their own right.



A metallic hue that took the spotlight in 2023 was copper. Our students embraced the warmth and vibrancy of copper tones, creating looks that ranged from subtle highlights to full-on copper transformations. This trend showcased our students’ ability to stay ahead of the curve, incorporating the latest color trends and techniques into their repertoire.


Book An Appointment With Our Students!

2023 was a year of incredible creativity, skill, and innovation at Pivot Point Academy. Our students have not only embraced the latest trends but have also elevated them to a new level of artistry. As we move forward into 2024, we invite you to experience the exceptional talent firsthand by booking an appointment with our dedicated students. Whether you’re looking for a pop of color, a classic cut, or a trendsetting style, our *students are ready to bring your vision to life. We look forward to seeing you!

*All students supervised by licensed professionals