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Learn about Beauty – Our Collaborative Learning Environment


Modularized, collaborative educational content, combined with LAB, offers curriculum planning flexibility, and the framing of each lesson provides you our student with structured guidance.

Our Beauty & Hair School in the Chicago Area offers a Digital Collaborative Social Learning Experience

This Platform Enhances The Skills You Learn in our Cosmetology, Esthetician, Barber, & Makeup Classes

Pivot Point’s LAB  is a ground-breaking digital social learning environment, that is offered at our cosmetology and beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois, and is available to students from various suburbs of Chicago. It is designed to help you enhance your skills in areas such as cosmetology, hairdressing, esthetics, barbering, and skincare.

LAB at our beauty academy is an incubator for talented future and current beauty professionals and combines best-in-class educational content, creativity, and a collaborative environment to enhance personal learning experiences. Request information to learn the latest techniques and prepare for a future career in the beauty industry.

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An Education Program Built For Every Student at Our Beauty & Hair School in the Chicago area

You are part of a new generation not defined by age. You want your information fast, you want to co-create education, and you learn best through collaborative efforts within a community. LAB provided by our beauty academy allows students to enhance the skills they learn in our cosmetology, hairdressing, barbering, esthetics, skin care, and makeup classes.

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As part of an industry that values design and creativity, it’s essential to always keep LAB fresh and contemporary, while adding new and meaningful features. LAB 2.0 reflects a contemporary design. Mobile compatibility fully included. Specifically designed for a digital environment, maximizing the potential for a blended learning experience.

Positive Comments about LAB

You have never seen anything like the LAB before. It’s the ultimate learning environment in the industry provided by our beauty academy. It’s easy to use and contains all the features necessary to capture your attention, inspire creativity and allow you to share your experiences with other students at our hair academy, barber program, cosmetology courses, and esthetics program.

Need help? If you are having an issue with LAB 2.0, please contact the Pivot Point support group listed on the login page of LAB where you can either Start a Live Chat or Call the Phone Number on the login screen.

Our School For Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Barbers, & Skin Care Specialists That Blurs the Line Between Learning & Fun

The educational content from our cosmetology, esthetics, barbering, skincare, makeup, and hairdressing courses is at the core of your LAB. The lessons at our beauty and hair school in the Chicago area are brought to life through a synergy of communication, collaboration, and engaging activities. Plus, there’s a bit of competitiveness, too.

A Beauty & Skin Care School That Has Transformed the Learning Environment

The instructors at our beauty school are fully dedicated to helping you succeed by providing best-in-class educational content, innovative delivery methods, and an unmatched school experience.


  • 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.