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Cosmetology Essentials

Aspiring cosmetologists have a lot to absorb in the beginning of their certifications. Pivot Point’s groundbreaking educational tools equip cosmetologists with the tools for success that will carry them through to their professional careers.


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Staying on top of current trends while learning timeless methods is at the cornerstone of cosmetology education. Pivot Point provides each of its students with materials that take you beyond basics and link concepts to unified art and design theory. Among course literature is a coursebook, study guide, and exam prep, plus a 24-month series of downloadable ebooks, web books, learning activities, and license components. These resources stretch far beyond a YouTube tutorial, and can stay with you for the duration of your career.



Hair specialists and cosmetologists need models on which to practice the various techniques. Our kits provide both man and woman mannequin heads in a variety of preset styles. The men’s options include fully bearded, nape, and multi-use plans.

For women, Pivot Point is at the center of educational innovation with its internationally patented Snap Cap® mannequin heads. They are a space-saving, detachable 100% human hair training tools available in a wide range of lengths, so students can perfect cutting, coloring, texture, and finishing techniques. The caps are reusable and recyclable for endlessly efficient educational opportunities. The hair caps are implanted with natural human growth patterns to make the learning process as realistic as possible.



Makeup and hair brushes are requisite to any cosmetologist or hair stylist. Hair brushes and combs should be in a variety of sizes to accommodate for different hair lengths, textures, and applications. This includes both hard and soft bristled brushes and combs of varied thickness; these factors also affect the end styling result. For example, teasing combs create styles with more volume. Detangling combs are also vital for getting knots out of wet hair before you begin cutting or drying.   

As far as makeup brushes go, make sure you have one for each step in the makeup application process: foundation, powder, blush, eyeshadow, and bronzer brushes. All come in an assortment of sizes and shapes depending on the specific look your client(s) may be going for, so having a few of each never hurts.



Scissors are a staple for cosmetologists and hair stylists. They are what truly take drab to fab by shaping the client’s hair to frame his or her face. There should be more than one kind of scissors in your kit: one for cutting, and one for texturizing and shaping bangs. Scissors with teeth are used for layering hairs instead of blunt chops. Trimmers are also necessary for grooming and closer cuts to napes of necks, beards, and mustaches.



For “hot” hairstyles, you need to apply heat. Blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners will help you sculpt refined, consistent styles. For men, we supply a quality clipper and trimmer to teach how different razor lengths can impact style and skin type.



Makeup artists will have everything they need to bring out their clients’ best features. These are not your average makeup kits: complete with texturizing shears, extra combs and brushes, color wheels, and more. Everything is at the student’s disposal. An extra travel bag contains palettes, lipstick, eye pencil, powders, blush, and cosmetic sponges for even application of foundation, highlighter, and/or contour. The right applicators are just as important as having the right makeup for diverse skin tones.



Extra tools every beauty professional will appreciate include: aprons, spray bottles, a mirror, color bowls, clips, hair shapers, and a maintenance kit stocked with tweezers and fingernail clippers to address the details that not only deliver quality styling, but a quality experience. The devil is in the details when it comes to satisfying clients’ needs; we make sure you don’t miss a beat.


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Pivot Point Academy
144 East Lake Street, Suite C
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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