February 14, 2020

A Beginners Guide to Applying Eyeshadow & Makeup

The beginning stages of putting on eye makeup can be an absolute disaster. Where do you begin? What brush should you use? What eye colors should you choose? And how in the world do you blend your eyeshadow? If you’re a beginner with eyeshadow, you may feel discouraged by all your unanswered questions and ready…

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January 16, 2020

Techniques Used By Hair Stylists to Texturize Hair

Chunking Shears – Similar to blending/thinning shears, chunking shears applies the same application, however, chunking shears are designed to take off more hair than thinning shears. This device is especially beneficial for texturizing thicker and curlier hair types.  Finishing Shears – The final instrument for texturizing hair, finishing shears are used after creating texturized hair…

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Top 8 Hair Coloring Techniques

Color Your Hair in More Ways Than One The question is always lingering in the back of our heads: “What hair color should I try next?”  Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a drastic hair color to refresh your life  —  coloring your hair is always a way to give yourself the spark you’ve…

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December 19, 2018

5 Skills That Make A Successful Barber

With increased attention to hair and beard styling in men, barber shops are making a comeback and those with proper barber training are in high demand. Barbers cut, trim and style shorter hair, typically on male clients but women with shorter hair can also see a barber for styling. Professional barbers are also skilled in…

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Top 5 Skills Needed to Be a Cosmetologist

Thinking about going to cosmetology school, but want to know what exactly you’ll learn while there? We’ve gathered information on the top 5 skills needed to become a Cosmetologist in the beauty industry. 1.) Enhance Your Hairstyling Skills The most important skill you will be required to have prior to becoming a cosmetologist is hairstyling….

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December 17, 2018

How to Perform a Facial Treatment: 9 Step Guide

Facials are a relaxing way to exfoliate and hydrate the skin, creating a bright, beautiful complexion. There are many reasons why your clients may request a professional facial treatment: they could want clearer skin, may need hydration, or may understand the anti-aging benefits of a facial. Whatever reason they have for scheduling a facial, you’ll…

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4 Careers Cosmetology School Will Prepare You For

Do you have a passion for helping people feel their best? Cosmetology school will prepare you for more than a life of simply cutting hair. In many ways, cosmetology classes help you discover ways to enhance the natural beauty of your clients, often boosting their confidence as well. If you’re a creative person who enjoys…

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December 3, 2018

Introducing PCA Skin Care now at Pivot Point Academy

PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective products.  They have been known as the pioneers of chemical exfoliation/peels.  PCA SKIN addresses each skin condition holistically, with products combining the newest and most efficacious ingredients paired with proven, tried and true ingredients to create unparalleled, visible results….

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October 8, 2018

Top 4 Fall Hairstyle Trends for Women

Summer is waning, and we can’t help but think ahead to fall. As the fall season approaches, now is the time to consider adjusting your hairstyle. Opt for a new look regularly or mix it up at your convenience. Either way, you are sure to get some heads turning in your direction and ample compliments…

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August 23, 2018

The Top Five Careers in Cosmetology

Being part of the Beauty Industry is a terrific field for those with creative skills and social personalities. The positions available in this area, as part of the personal care industry, are always in demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 26.8 increase in employment for personal care and service occupation industries…

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Congratulations Anna on completing 750 hours in Esthetics! ✨ 

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Congratulations Brooke on completing 750 hours in Esthetics!✨ 

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Congratulations Emma!✨ on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology! @hairbyemma_pearsall 

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Congratulations Sam @missnewbeautyyy  on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology!✨ 

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Testimonials

  • After doing a ton of research, I chose to attend Pivot Point Academy to obtain my Cosmetology license. Their curriculum looked the best compared to other schools, and I’ve heard great feedback from friends that attended this beauty school.

    Lisa W.

    I recently attended the Cosmetology school at Pivot Point Academy to tighten up my skills. Great instructors that facilitate a collaborative learning experience that is not only based on concepts – but also hands-on practice to help enhance your skills.

    Sophia B.
  • Attending Pivot Point Academy for my cosmetology training was the single most important career decision I’ve made. From the strongest in fundamentals to a vast network, I wouldn’t be the traveling artists I am today without it. In one word: Blessed!

    Julianna P.

    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!

    Natalie G.