Pivot Point Academy

What Makes Pivot Point Academy a Top Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics and Beauty School in the Chicago Suburbs

Are you looking to obtain a Cosmetology, a Barber, or an Esthetics license? We believe in people and their potential to take a passion for the crafts of cosmetology, barbering, and esthetics and elevate them to an artist at our beauty school.

Our School is committed to enabling and helping you to earn a beauty school diploma.

The Pivot Point Difference

The experienced master educators at Pivot Point Academy are here to help you become the artist you were born to be! We strive to provide you with the tools you”ll need to progress professionally and artistically in the beauty industry. Our education is designed to teach why things are done a certain way, not just how to do them. We teach our students to think, see, create, and adapt to this constantly changing industry.

Inspired by you

Your training is not about one product line or personality: it’s about elevating your skills to the highest level of artistic creativity. Our educators are trained with Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching Professional, a proprietary development product to provide clear and consistent training making the most of your classroom and hands-on experiences.

Pivot Point Academy is About You

Pivot Point Academy is a beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois that offers beauty classes in the surrounding areas of Chicago. We offer collaborative and innovative cosmetology, esthetics, barber, makeup, and teacher courses to help you elevate your skills. Pivot Point Academy offers courses that are designed to prepare you for a future career in the beauty industry. Our instructors believe in people and their potential to take a passion for the craft of cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, makeup, or teaching and elevate them to art. We are committed to our mission. We empower you – the next generation of beauty professionals – with the education that allows you to design the career you want.

Pivot Point Academy Mission

The objective of Pivot Point Academy is to provide the educational tools needed for students to become exceptionally trained, qualified professionals in barbering, cosmetology, esthetics (skincare), nail technology, and teacher training. By providing each student with a comprehensive education in each of the above areas, Pivot Point Academy strives to provide opportunities for employment and advancement in the beauty industry.

Inclusive and Diverse

We are welcoming, inclusive, and diverse. Come as you are and you are beautiful! Watch what our students have to say.


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Students at Our Beauty Academy Will Learn Basic & Advanced Beauty Skills to Prepare For a Future Career

The education we provide at our hair school is designed to teach you “the why” behind “the how” in areas such as cosmetology, hairdressing, barbering, styling, esthetics, makeup, and other beauty concepts. Experienced instructors at our beauty school in Illinois own the knowledge beyond the basics to help students become proficient with advanced beauty skills and become confident and competitive in our industry. Our instructors will help you to become the artist you are meant to be. We teach you to see, think, create, and adapt to any client or situation.

Learn more about cosmetology, hairdressing, barbering, esthetics, makeup, and beauty in our classes in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Enhance your skills. We are a top beauty and barber college and offer the latest techniques, technology, and materials to prepare you for a future career in the beauty industry. Our educators are skilled and support you at all times.

International Connections

Are you looking for Pivot Point Education outside of the USA? Click here to find Pivot Point International schools and distributors throughout the world.


  • 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.