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Licensing and Accreditation

The school names of our locations are:

Please feel free to contact Academy Management for a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation and its State and Federal approval and licensing.

You find more details and information and details on how to make a complaint in the Student Handbook of Pivot Point Academy and the Student Handbook of Wahl Barber Academy (section Complaint/Grievance Procedure).

State Licensure

Main Location in Bloomingdale, IL

Pivot Point Academy is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation which recognizes DFR, LLC (DBA Pivot Point Academy) as a Cosmetology School with the IL License number 013000817. Search for additional information about our IL License by selecting “COSMO” under License Type and entering “DFR” as a legal business name.

Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Wahl Barber Academy is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation which recognizes DFR, LLC (DBA Wahl Barber Academy) as a Barber School with the IL License number 008000159. Search for additional information about our IL License selecting “COSMO” under License Type and enter “DFR” as a legal business name.

All students or prospective students have the right to make complaints with the state of Illinois. To file a complaint online, print a complaint form, or look up the contact information of the Complaint Intake Unit click here.

Accreditation

Pivot Point Academy

Pivot Point Academy is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) without any provisions or limitations as the main location under the number 023008-00. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national agency for the institutional accreditation of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences, including specialized schools.

Search for NACCAS information like school number, status, program, etc. Enter “Pivot Point Academy” as the school name.

All students or prospective students have the right to make complaints with the Academy’s accrediting body in this case NACCAS. To download or print the complaint form click here and select Complaints Against Schools.

Wahl Barber Academy

Wahl Barber Academy is provisional accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) as an additional location under the number P23008-04. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national agency for the institutional accreditation of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences, including specialized schools.

Search for NACCAS information like school number, status, program, etc. Enter “Wahl Barber Academy” as the school name.

All students or prospective students have the right to make complaints with the Academy’s accrediting body in this case NACCAS. To download or print the complaint form click here and select Complaints Against Schools.

 

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🎥 This is what a relaxing facial shave with @my_barber_ali looks like! Using our favorite beard oil and lathering beard wash from @reuzel, and perfectly steamed hot towels, it's a treatment you don't want to miss out on. 

Are you next? Book online! Link in bio ⭐

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Saul is paving the way to what a future barber in our industry will be. Follow his journey with us! Click the link in our bio to read our Barber Spotlight on Saul and learn more about his experience so far. 

Then tell us in the comments what makes YOU the most excited for the next generation! 

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OPEN HOUSE 2024 was a SUCCESS! Thank you all for coming to support our current and next generation of barber professionals. You could feel the energy, love, and passion in the academy last night. 💈

✨ repost from @mrwrencuts: "Last night was all about the future professionals of the barber industry. The open house was a huge success! Thank you @wahlbarberacademy for giving me a platform to share a message and provide a haircut demonstration for the event."

📸 videography credit: @belmo.media 

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We are counting down to our Open House event this Wednesday! Experience the culture of Wahl Barber Academy, enjoy live showcasing by our barber students, live demo from our guest artist @mrwrencuts, and more! 

RAFFLES will be happening all night long. This is your chance to win @wahlpro, @reuzel, and @pivotpointintl tools, products, and gear! 🥳

Don't forget to RSVP! 📩 Email us at info@academy-pp.com
Our future barber industry leader leads by example: practicing your skills on friends not only sharpens your own abilities, but also inspires others to step up and lead with confidence. Together, we elevate each other! 

Follow along with us as we watch Saul's journey from barber student to professional!

"My friends and family have always believed that I could accomplish anything that I put my mind to. They believe in the person that they saw me as." - Saul @inosa_fades 

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Recognizing our evening barber crew for their hard work and dedication to their craft! These gentlemen show up every night ready to learn. 💪 

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📸 @me_hurrr: "Getting a lil creative - women's uniformly layered cut & style" 

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We’re excited for our friend @mrwrencuts to join us at our Open House event! Join us to Celebrate the Future of the Barber Industry - Wednesday, April 3rd.

More Info and RSVP: https://www.pivotpoint.edu/event/open-house-04-2024-celebrate-the-future-of-the-barbering-industry/

 

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POV: your next haircut & shave with #wahlbarberacademy student @compa.blendzz ✂️

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Meet Our Team! 

Dante Samson is a Master Barber with 31 years of experience, and a Barber Instructor with 15 years of experience. He is known as a hardworking individual dedicated to making sure his students learn the most of this amazing trade. Dante was an employee to Wahl Grooming Consumer Department for 7 years. 

Dante’s favorite quote: “The more you know, the better you will be.”

Thank you for your dedication, Mr. Samson! 

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A little barber ASMR to start your morning, with the help of the @wahlpro 5-Star Cordless Senior Clipper. What's your favorite Wahl Pro clipper? 

⭐ Check out barber student @ewill_chopped_it and give him a follow! 

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Welcome Corey, Wendy, Rodolfo, and Kobe to #wahlbarberacademy! We’re proud to give you the barbering education you deserve.💈 

⭐️ Did you know: our full-time barbering program is designed for completion in as little as 11 months! Contact us today for more info. 

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📣 Open House Event! 

Join us at Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, IL to celebrate the future of the barbering industry! This is an event you won’t want to miss:

✨LIVE DEMO from Wahl Professional Educator Steve Wren @mrwrencuts 
✨SKILLS SHOWCASE from Wahl Barber Academy student barbers
✨SPECIAL ACCESS to Wahl Professional Tools and Reuzel Hair Care
✨ADMISSIONS information on becoming a Wahl Barber Academy Student

Take a tour of the first and only Wahl Barber Academy in the world. Learn about our barbering program, and what we’re doing to shape the next generation of barbers.

This event is open to all! Licensed professionals are encouraged to attend. Friends and Family are Welcome!

Please share and RSVP: https://bit.ly/3v4NYhx

 #wahlbarberacademy #wahlbarberacademychicago #chicagobarber #barberschool #barberacademy #barberlove #barbereducation #professionalbarber #IndustryLeaders
Join us at Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, IL to celebrate the future of the barbering industry! This is an event you won’t want to miss:

✨LIVE DEMO from Wahl Professional Educator Steven Wren 
✨SKILLS SHOWCASE from Wahl Barber Academy student barbers
✨SPECIAL ACCESS to Wahl Professional Tools and Reuzel Hair Care
✨ADMISSIONS information on becoming a Wahl Barber Academy Student

Take a tour of the first and only Wahl Barber Academy in the world. Learn about our barbering program, and what we’re doing to shape the next generation of barbers.

This event is open to all! Licensed professionals are encouraged to attend. Friends and Family are Welcome!

RSVP Here: https://www.pivotpoint.edu/event/open-house-04-2024-celebrate-the-future-of-the-barbering-industry
Thank you, Gianni, for your feedback on a wonderful experience at #wahlbarberacademy! We're excited to see you back for your next cut & shave. 

✨Check out more of Gianni's student barbers' work: @salvcutshair 
✨Schedule your appointment online! Link in bio. 

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Please help us welcome the first #wahlbarberacademy evening barbers! William, Jose, Jorge, Justin, and Xavier are starting their journey in the professional barber industry. Tonight is night one to a new future! 👏 

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Ready for a fresh look? 💈✂️ Book your appointment let's sculpt your style. Click the link in bio to schedule your appointment, or call us now! 

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Watch the magic unfold with @spanishbombsxbarber - it’s more than just a cut, it’s an experience. #wahlbarberacademy #wahlbarberacademychicago #chicagobarbers #chicagobarberschool #barberacademy

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.