General Admissions Requirements

We’re so glad you’ve decided to change your life. You deserve this. You are worth it. You CAN do this … and we’re here to help!

Please take a moment to review our admissions requirements below. To begin the application process, please click here. To be considered for admission to Pivot Point Academy you must meet the following requirements:

  • Age: You must be at least 17 years of age.
  • Education: You must hold a high school diploma from an accredited high school or hold a GED.
  • Interview: You must complete an interview with an Admissions Representative.
  • Test: You must pass a basic English and math entrance exam.
  • Proof of Self: You must provide a valid form of identification such as a driver’s license or state ID card.

For information on financial aid requirements, please see our financial aid page. 

  • Transferring Credits: Please follow up with our Admissions department to discuss your options.
  • Military Benefits: Pivot Point Academy is approved for Veterans Educational Benefits. If you are a present or former member of the military or a military spouse, we can help you take advantage of the federal educational benefits offered.

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Forms to Download

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Guides to Beauty School

This information is meant to guide you and your family through the process of selecting your school and the program to start the journey to become a beauty industry professional.

Parent’s Guide to Beauty School

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We can’t take our eyes off this amazing blue color💙 from our student @beautyby.marisa!

Whether you want to try a new color or just need a trim to get ready for the holiday season, you can select from a variety of services at our student salon! → link in bio

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

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Are you ready to discover what it takes to obtain a cosmetology license? 

Pivot Point Academy offers an education designed to teach students to think, see, create, and adapt to the constantly changing beauty industry. 

Start your journey by learning more! → link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #mastereducator #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Check out this gorgeous color work💜 by @angsbeauty!

If you want to end the year with a fabulous new color or style, schedule an appointment at our student salon! → link in bio

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

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Barbering✂️ is one profession that allows you to express your creativity and even be your own boss! Are you interested in finding out if this career path is a good choice for you? 

Visit our website to learn about our barbering program and ask about our new Teacher Training Barber course. → link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpointlab #pivotpointbloomingdale #barberschool #futurebarber #barbering #becomeabarber
The start of the holiday season can be stressful, so take some time for yourself with a trip to our student salon!

Get ready for pampering and relaxation when you schedule an appointment with one of our talented student stylists.→ link in bio

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

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Follow your passion and discover the Pivot Point Difference! 

Visit our website to find out what makes Pivot Point Academy a great choice for students interested in cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, beauty, and Teacher Training. → link in bio
*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #mastereducator #cosmetologyschool #beautyschool #hairschool #futurecosmetologist
Vaccination Day at Pivot Point Academy! November 11, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Call to make an appointment. 847-985-5900
See link for full details! 
www.pivotpoint.edu/2021/11/stop-the-spread/
Let's hear it for our October cosmetology class! 🥳 👏 Welcome to the Pivot Point Academy family!
Find your future at Pivot Point Academy. ✨  Click the link in our bio to learn more. ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
At Pivot Point Academy, our Esthetician Program offers all the knowledge necessary to begin your career in skincare. ⁠
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Our new and improved curriculum covers a variety of skin care techniques and conditions while training you on facials, chemical exfoliation, hair removal, microdermabrasion, and more. Learn more about our esthetics program and how you can start your journey to a career in skin care. Our next class starts on December 8! ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futureesthetician #pivotpointacademy #pivotpointacademybloomingdale #learnforward #pivotpointlab #iampivotpoint #skincare
This burgundy color is PERFECT for fall! 🍂 Great work, @coszotology!⁠
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If you would like to refresh your hair, book your appointment in our student salon today. ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#redken #colorfusion #balayage #fall #fallhair #5rv #3nn #chicagohair #chicagohairstylist #chicagocolorist #illinoishair #pivotpointacademybloomingdale #illinoisbeautyschool #learnforward #learnaboutbeauty #lab #pivotpointlab #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #womenshair #illinoisbeauty ⁠
@Beards_fadesandblades is one of our talented future barbers. He tells us “I love what I do”, and you can too. ⁠
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If you’re ready to make a change and want to love what you do when you get to work each day, learn more about our barbering program.⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#fadesfordays #barberlife #pivotpointacademy #futurebarber #illinoisbarber #pivotpointacademybloomingdalel #learnforward #pivotpointlab #iampivotpoint ⁠
This colorful hair by @angsbeauty is absolutely MAGICAL! 🦄 We are mesmerized by the vibrant colors and pretty curls! Well done!⁠
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See what colors we could do for you 🌈Schedule an appointment in our student salon → https://bit.ly/pivot_point_student_spa ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#illinoishair #pivotpointacademybloomingdale #illinoisbeautyschool #learnforward #learnaboutbeauty #lab #pivotpointlab #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #womenshair #illinoisbeauty #cosmetologystudent #angsbeauty #chicagohair #chicagohairstylist #chicagocolorist
Congratulations to our recent grads, Liz, Emmy, Amanda, and Sandy!  We have loved being a part of your journey and know you will do great things. ❤️⁠
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Help us congratulate these lovely ladies in the comments! 👇⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#congrats #beautyschool #graduation #beautyschoolgrad #illinoishair #pivotpointacademybloomingdale #illinoisbeautyschool #learnforward #learnaboutbeauty #lab #pivotpointlab #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #cosmetologyschool #womenshair #illinoisbeauty
Joy, support, and friendship are beauty standards that never go out of style! 💖 At Pivot Point Academy, we strive to be more than a beauty school. We’re a community where you can make connections with fellow beauty enthusiasts as you pursue your passion. Whether it be your classmates or instructors, you can build friendships that last a lifetime!⁠
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To see if you vibe with our community, reach out to us! We would love to get to know you. → Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #futurebarber #cosmetologyschool #barberschool #esthetics #mudmakeup #nailart⁠
This is one of the most vibrant tri-color balayage we have ever seen! We love how each color stands out yets seamlessly transitions 🤩 Amazing work,@amandadeshair!⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #shorthair #tri-colorbalayage #colorfulhair #illinoiscosmetologist
Pivot Point Academy Student Barbers ! 💈These are all well-rounded barbers in every aspect! They learn hair sculpting, men’s shaving, grooming, basic skincare, current with the industry trends, and more. With earlier hands-on practice, learn business strategy, through our three-phase program, they will be industry ready!  We are proud! #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint 💈🔥💈🔥💈
Have you always enjoyed hairstyling? Are you the person who constantly helps your friends and family do their hair? If any of those ring a bell, our cosmetology program could be your next chapter! 🌟 You can learn about:⁠
Hairstyling⁠
Salon Business Management⁠
Nail Care⁠
Guest Services⁠
And More!⁠
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At Pivot Point Academy, we want to help YOU reach your potential. 🙌 Contact us to learn more today!→ link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #cosmetologyschool #womenshair⁠
We love this rich burgundy coloring done by @style.of.color! 😍How elegant is this shade? It’s so beautiful 👑⁠
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See what colors we could do for you 🌈Schedule an appointment in our student salon → link in bio⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #bangs #curtainbangs #pivotpointacademy #redhair #burgandyhair⁠
Do you want to share your beauty industry experience with future beauty professionals?🤔 Our Cosmetology Teacher Training Program can prepare you for a future in teaching.⁠
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If you have 2+ years of experience and maintain an active license, you could qualify for our 500-hour teacher training program! 🎉⁠
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To learn more about this program, reach out to us! We would love to help you get started.→ Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#pivotpointacademy #illinoisbeautyschool #beautyinstructor #cosmetologyteacher⁠
There’s nothing like a fresh style to make your hair GLOW! ✨@girardixbeauty did a great job with this client’s hair! Give them both a round of applause 👏⁠
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#illinoisbeautyschool #futurecosmetologist #pivotpointacademy #longhair #womenshairstyle #illinoissalon ⁠
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Want to be your own boss? If so, our barbering program could be the right fit for you! 💈 Learn all about:⁠
- Hair Cutting⁠
- Facial Hair Grooming⁠
- Basic Skincare⁠
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Come see what our barbering program could do for you! Schedule a tour of our barber school today. → Link in bio⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
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#illinoisbarberschool #futurebarber #pivotpointacademy #menshaircuts #barberlife
Check out this styling work and trim by @cosmobykiki! 🙌 We love how the waves shine in the light☀️⁠
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If you would like to refresh your hair, book your appointment in our student salon today. → link in bio ⁠
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*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals. ⁠
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#pivotpointacademy #longhair #cosmetology #hairstyling #futurecosmetologist #illinoiscosmetologist⁠
Welcome to our August Cosmetologists! So excited for your journey with us! 
#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint

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.