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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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May 27, 2023

Why Attend A School That Teaches You About Money

MONEY EDU by Qnity is a turn-key financial literacy curriculum designed exclusively for students pursuing a career in beauty and wellness. Designed for a visual learner, this program is a…

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May 11, 2023

What to Expect on Your Financial Planning Appointment

Congrats, you’re in! You’ve made your choice and are gearing up for a beautiful education in hair and skin. As your first year of higher education comes into focus, you’ll…

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May 2, 2023

How to Get Your Barbering License in Illinois

Completing a training course in Illinois is an important first step toward achieving your dream of becoming a barber. To pursue your passion, there are a few ways to get started. Read our guide to learn more!

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April 30, 2023

5 Reasons Barbers Love Their Careers

Are you considering a career in barbering? While traditional four-year universities are a great option for some, the rise of the “gig economy” shows those who attend trade schools are…

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April 12, 2023

2023 – Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™

Pivot Point International has proudly supported Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ since 2008. During this international event, Pivot Point Academy offers complimentary selected services to cancer survivors on June…

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April 4, 2023

Academic Achievement Award

At Pivot Point Academy we are awarding commitment, dedication, and passion. We have created this award based on the excellence of our students. We have seen in the past some…

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March 1, 2023

How To Become A Cosmetologist in Illinois

Do you have a passion for hair, skin, and nails? Consider becoming a cosmetologist! If you’re wondering how to become a cosmetologist in Illinois, read our blog!

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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.