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Academy Alumni

Networking Opportunities

One of the leading purposes of alumni associations is to support a network of former graduates who will, in turn, help to raise the profile of the university. Just like most other university student organizations, alumni associations aim to bring together like-minded individuals.

Success Stories

With a career in hair and beauty, exciting opportunities are at every turn. Pivot Point Academy’s objective is to prepare students and professionals alike to be industry leaders and enable them to focus on what they do best in a way that inspires them, fits their lifestyle, and achieves their personal goals.ย  We reach our objective by relying on Pivot Point’s curriculum. A curriculum has a proven track record around the world. Here is a sample community of accomplished Pivot Point Curriculum educated alumni.

Jose Schnekenburger

Man styling hair while female student observes

“The education I received from Pivot Point has allowed me to travel the world, be creative, be an individual, all while loving what I do! It is the closest thing to being a rock star!”
Jose Schnekenburger
Lock & Loaded (Co-founder/Creative director)

Matt Belding

Man styling another man's hair

“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 artist I am today. In one word. Blessed!”
Matt Belding
Designer at Zano Salon & Spa
Lead Educator for Lock & Loaded Men’s Grooming

Testimonials

  • I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday.ย  Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights.ย  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.ย  ย I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it ๐Ÿคฃ!!

    Iโ€™m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Linda B.

    I chose pivot point intentionally because Iโ€™ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum Iโ€™ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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 wouldโ€™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.