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Pivot Point Academy

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

We invite you to belong

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

We try harder every day to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Join us in our quest. Your purpose is our passion. Focus you!

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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 the most unifying elements in our visual identity.

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Current Mask Requirements

At this time, the mask requirement at our academy,  student salon, barber clinic, and spa is optional until we have different 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?

We established strong partnerships with beauty industry leaders and have built strong relationships with Barbershops, Salons, and Spa in the Chicago land area. Being the research academy for Pivot Point International provides access to new trends, modern tools, and up-to-date curriculums. Our learning material is relevant, collaborative, and innovative. We added elements of business training like Prosper U and Beauty as a Business, to build the foundation to become a successful beauty professional.

Pivot Point Academy partners with Denise Provenzano of Zano Salons. Click to read the complete article.

Looking for a movie night recommendation? Watch the documentary on our founder Leo Passage, a story of passion and inspiration. Now streaming on a device near you. Watch Here!

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

Monday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, and  Saturday 9:00 am – 4:45 pm at (847) 985-4321 in person or 24/7 via online chat, email info@academy-pp.com, or request information.

 

Contact Us

Are you passionate about all things skincare? Our esthetics classes begin on November 28, so begin your enrollment process by talking to one of our awesome admissions reps. Turn your dream into a reality at Pivot Point Academy!

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Check out this amazing brow transformation from @esthetically.natalie! All it took was a brow tint to achieve these stunning results. ✨

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Congratulations to some of our recent graduates!! ✨ we are proud! 
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Little details make a big difference when it comes to haircuts. It’s great to hear that our student paid close attention to detail and left this guest with a beautiful new haircut! 💇

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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@megan_theee_stylist did an incredible job with this guest’s hair! She lightened it to this beautiful shade of blonde while also keeping it long and healthy! ✨

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#blondehair #blonde #babylights #hairideas #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Congratulations to some of our Cosmetology graduates! We are proud!✨
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Congratulations to some of our Cosmetology graduates! We are proud!✨
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Welcome autumn! 🍂 The start of a new season is the perfect time to start a new adventure. If enrolling in beauty school sounds exciting to you, take the first step and call us at 847-985-4321!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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This haircut by @demiadidthat looks stunning from every angle! The layered haircut and curtain bangs suit this guest perfectly. 🤩

Are you ready for your next haircut? You’re welcome to visit our student salon in Bloomingdale, IL!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#haircut #curtainbangs #layeredhaircut #hairideas #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Teachers can make a long-lasting impact on the lives of their students. If you want to teach future beauty professionals, our Teacher Training program could be right for you! Visit our website for details about the program. → Link in bio⠀
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.⠀
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#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #teachertraining #mastereducator #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #barberschool #estheticsschool #continuingeducation⠀
Congratulations to our very own Mr. Ken, Lead Barber Educator, @kenneth_washburn_jr  for being a finalist @modernsalon #indieproaward ! 💈✨ 
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Thank you @barbernas for being our guest artist, speaker & mentor for our barbers! 💈 
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Welcome our newest Licensed Cosmetologists crossing over to get their Barber License💈 to Pivot Point Academy! Looking forward to your journey with us! ✨ 
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Welcome our newest Barbers 💈 to Pivot Point Academy! Looking forward to your journey with us! ✨ 
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We’re loving this dimensional blonde hair! @hairby.daniellec gave this guest a partial highlight and lowlight to achieve this gorgeous look. 💖

Are you a current student hoping to build your clientele? Let us help out! Just tag us in your work for a chance to be featured on our social media.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#dimensionalhair #blondehair #blonde #hairideas #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Barbering is about more than cutting hair – it’s about helping people look and feel their best! Are you ready to start your barber education? If so, visit our site for details about our barbering program! 💈 → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #futurebarber #barberstudent #barber #barbering #barberschool #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool
Waiting for your sign to turn your dream into a reality? It's time to take that first step into a future you are passionate about. Classes begin on October 18, so start your enrollment process today and make Pivot Point Academy your stepping stone into the beauty industry!
This guest enjoyed a signature facial from @esthetically.natalie. ✨ Natalie used a variety of products and techniques to cleanse, exfoliate, and rejuvenate the guest’s skin. We don’t know about you, but we could definitely go for a facial like this!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#spafacial #esthetics #skincare #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #estheticsschool #estheticsstudent #futureesthetician
Congratulations to Mr. Ken! He is our Lead Master Barber Educator at our Academy in Bloomingdale, IL
@kenneth_washburn_jr
Thank you, Kevin, for the kind words about our students and staff. We hope to see you again soon! 💇‍♂️

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Welcome Nicole! Our Esthetics & Mud makeup teacher in training!  She is a Pivot Point Academy Alumni ready to give back her knowledge and educate the future of our industry!✨

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You don’t need super long hair to rock a gorgeous balayage. @kelley_hairandmakeup gave this guest a balayage and it turned out incredible! 🤩

To book an appointment at our student salon, visit our website or call us at 847-985-5900.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#balayage #hairideas #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Welcome our August 2022 Cosmetology class to Pivot Point Academy! We are so excited for your journey with us!✨ 
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From cutting hair to shaving, barbers help guests feel more put together and confident. If you’re ready to start your barber journey, visit our website to enroll in our barber program! 💈 → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #futurebarber #barberstudent #barber #barbering #barberschool #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool
We don’t know what we love most about this hair: the gorgeous shine✨ or the red peekaboo highlights❤️! Beautiful work, @sydstylesss!

If you’re a current student and want a chance to be featured on our social media, make sure to tag us in your work.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

#vivids #redhair #highlights #peekaboohighlights #hairideas #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist

Testimonials

  • I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday.  Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights.  Even though I was there for 5 hours he took his time to make sure that the job was being done right and asked instructors for feedback etc when needed.

    Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features.   I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!

    I’m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up 😊😊

    Linda B.

    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.