Pivot Point Academy

Pivot Point Academy empowers beauty school students and professionals with the leading cosmetology, barber, and skincare education.

Pivot Point Academy Focuses on You – Learn Forward

Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession.

Pivot Point Academy is colorful

Life happens in color. Color captures passions, inspires emotions, and connects people. Bright and energetic, pure and beautiful, the PivotPoint Academy colors add vibrancy to communications and are among one of the most unifying elements in our visual identity.

Due to being a personal care facility at this time, the mask requirement at our academy,  student salon, barber clinic, and spa is still in effect till we have guidelines from the IL Department of Public Health. When additional information becomes available, we will let you know. Thank you for your understanding.

What makes us your beauty school in Chicagoland?

Review/Quote: “The best education, incredible support, outstanding teachers, the student body is amazing. If you are considering Beauty School, Pivot Point Academy is the BEST!” – Therese K.

Review/Quote: “A new team of management, world-class teachers, and highly motivated students. Modern digital tools, great classrooms, and a wonderful student salon. You have to see it.“ – Frank E.

Beauty News

Looking for the latest news on Pivot Point Academy and the beauty industry? Check out the newest happenings, hints, tips, biggest events, and student stylist special.

Career Opportunities

Whether you’re a student looking for a career in cosmetology, esthetics, nails, or other beauty professions, our career board provides you with a network of opportunities to get you out into the field.

Now Accepting Applications

Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm in person or 24/7 via online chat or submitting a request for information.

Call us at 847-985-4321
Email to info@academy-pp.com

Contact Admissions for more details.

A BIG Welcome to our new Cosmetologists! ✨ looking forward to following you on your journey!
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Agree or disagree: learning should be fun! ✨ At Pivot Point Academy, we do things differently. Our digital learning platform, LAB, is a fun and interactive way to master skills in esthetics,  cosmetology, and barbering. ⁠
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Take classes from your favorite industry professionals, engage with other students, and solidify your learning with quizzes. It’s time to take learning forward into the digital age. 💻 Are you coming with us? ⁠
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Congratulations to a few of our recent graduates! @pnb_by_evelin @kali_galena @beautybydom ✨ #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
So happy for you!
Congratulations to Cassie for completing 1500 hours of cosmetology! We wish you success in all your future endeavors. The beauty industry is lucky to have talent like you! ⁠
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Welcome our new Esthetician’s to the Pivot Point Academy family! ✨ 

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Ready to have glowing skin? This client came in for her first facial, and these results speak for themselves! 💯 Our student @makeup_by_a.marie used a high-frequency modality, which ⁠
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- Acts as a germicide to stubborn acne. ⁠
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Stop by our student salon and try this service for yourself. Your skin will thank you! → Link in the bio.⁠
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Did you know that over one-third of all barbers are self-employed? 💈 💸 If you are ready to follow your entrepreneurial spirit and be your own boss, you may be destined to become a barber. ⁠
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Schedule your tour of Pivot Point Academy today to explore whether barber school could be your next step. →  Link in the bio. ⁠
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Wow, on a scale of 1 to 10, how amazing do you think this color is!? It’s definitely a 10 from us! 💯 Our student @coras_cuts did such a great job on this fun color. ⁠
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If you’re ready for a transformation, book an appointment with us in our student salon. ✨ Making your day is what makes our day! → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Congratulations to Margaret and Caroline for completing our esthetics program! We have loved being a part of your journey and know you will do great things. ❤️⁠
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Show these amazing ladies some love in the comments! 👇⁠
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We are loving this brow before and after by our student @skinby.nat_! If you’re ready for some self-care or a fresh wax, visit our student spa. ✨  Contact us to schedule your appointment!⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Take advantage of your time and turn it into doing something you love. ✨  You can pursue so many things in your life, and if you’re ready to do something creative, beauty might be the perfect option for you. ⁠
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At Pivot Point Academy we offer programs in:⁠
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Contact us to see if we’re the right fit for you!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
We are stunned by this beautiful, berry-inspired hair! Our student @hope_the_beautician did a wonderful job on this client’s hair with this vibrant color and a fresh trim. 💜 ⁠
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In need of some hair care yourself? Visit our student salon and see what our students can do for you.⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Your dreams don’t have to be just dreams, they could be a reality! Pursue a future you can be proud of and get started at Pivot Point Academy. 💗 ⁠
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Our instructors have experience working in and owning salons and can help you meet your goals. Contact us today to schedule a tour and see if a future in beauty is perfect for you!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
As Pivot Point Academy is a personal care facility, the mask requirement at our academy, student salon, barber clinic, and spa is still in effect until we have guidelines from the IL Department of Public Health. When additional information becomes available, we will let you know. Thank you for your understanding.⁠
We are loving how these curls turned out by our student @allthingsbeautifaly!⁠
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If you need a fresh trim, visit our student barber clinic! 💈 Contact us today to schedule your appointment. ⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
If you’re ready to pursue a future in beauty, let’s talk! We have experience working with the future professionals of the beauty industry, and we are passionate about training the next generation. 💗  We offer programs in:⁠
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Contact us today to find out more about how you could get started at Pivot Point Academy!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
Let’s talk about this beautiful haircut by our student @hairbychristinealexis! We are loving these soft, long layers that bring out so much dimension in her client’s hair. ✨⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Your future as a barber could start sooner than you think. 💈 If you have a passion for cutting and styling men’s hair, our barbering program could be the perfect fit for you. Find out more about Pivot Point Academy and see if we’re the perfect fit for you.⁠
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Click the link in our bio!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
Welcome to our new cosmetology class!✨ #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Madison for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you!✨
Congratulations Lorena for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you! ✨ @glowinsidendout

Testimonials

  • 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.