April 1, 2024

Barber Student Spotlight: Meet Saul

In the ever-evolving barber industry, talent and dedication are the cornerstones of success. Today, we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on one of our own—a barber student whose passion and…

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February 15, 2024

2023 in Review: Our Favorite Looks by Students

Throughout the year, our students have showcased their skills and passion for hairstyling, experimenting with a variety of trends and techniques. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the standout hair looks that stole the spotlight in 2023.

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January 19, 2024

2024 Newsletter

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our 2024 newsletters. Be ready to discover exclusive news regarding Pivot Point Academy | Wahl Barber Academy. You will find all newsletters…

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December 29, 2023

7 careers you can have as a cosmetologist

If you’re wondering what kind of career you can have as a cosmetologist, you’ve come to the right place. Discover the potential of a cosmetology license for your future

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October 27, 2023

6 Careers You Can Have as an Esthetician

As health and wellness take the spotlight, there is a growing demand for skincare and natural beauty services. Estheticians can work in many different contexts allowing a licensed esthetician to find their dream job. Let’s explore 6 careers you can have as an esthetician.

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October 17, 2023

2023 Newsletter

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our 2023 newsletters. Be ready to discover exclusive news regarding Pivot Point Academy – Wahl Barber Academy. You will find all newsletters…

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October 11, 2023

Why Estheticians Should Consider Cosmetology

If you’re considering esthetics, let’s dive into why you should consider cosmetology and the reasons why obtaining a cosmetology license can open up a world of opportunities and help you follow your passion.

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September 14, 2023

Gold Memberships at Wahl Barber Academy

Don’t miss out on our GOLD MEMBERSHIPs¹. Available at Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, IL. Experience services you haven’t tried before.  You’ll enjoy Priority Service appointments and take advantage of…

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August 22, 2023

Scholarships 2023

The upcoming Beauty with a Purpose Event on Sun Sep 17 2023 at 09:00 am at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort (3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL) looks to empower…

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August 2, 2023

Cosmetology vs Barbering

A future in cosmetology or barbering can offer opportunities to help others look and feel their best, but they differ in some aspects. Let’s explore the differences between cosmetology and barbering to help you make an informed decision about which path aligns better with your interests and goals.

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  • 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.