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April 12, 2022

Stephanie’s personal story of her journey to becoming a beauty professional

Meet Stephanie, a Pivot Point Academy Cosmetology Student who is sharing her personal experience at our Academy and her path to becoming a beauty professional. Her story clearly reflects that…

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January 26, 2022

Teach the Next Generation of Barbers, Estheticians, and Hair Stylists as an instructor with our Teacher Training Programs

Cosmetology, Esthetics, and barber schools around the country are seeking instructors to guide their students toward success in the beauty industry. Earn a Pivot Point Academy instructor diploma and prepare you for the licensure exam in the state of Illinois.

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November 5, 2021

Stop the Spread

Vaccination Day at Pivot Point Academy Stop the Spread! Pivot Point Academy will become a Vaccination Site for one Day! You’ve taken all the necessary safety precautions up until this…

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September 2, 2021

The first day of a program

The start day of a new program is always a day full of excitement and discovery. It is the start date of your journey. This day includes activities like Pivot…

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June 10, 2021

5 Benefits of Being a Barber

Is barbering a good fit for you? From job satisfaction to helping others, the barbering industry is full of perks! Discover what benefits you could have with this rewarding career.

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May 2, 2021

Barbering Focus – Men’s Haircut and Beard Design

In the month of May 2021, we added 2 Men’s Haircut Classes with a focus on Barbering to our continuing education programs for licensed Cosmetologists and Barbers. These classes will…

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April 21, 2021

2022 – Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™

Pivot Point has proudly supported Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ since 2008. Our Academy offers at this international event complimentary selected services to cancer survivors on June 7th, 2022….

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April 20, 2021

8 Hours of Love Went into Making Your Mannequin

Ever wonder how Pivot Point International mannequins are made? There are many steps carried out by highly trained artisans that include cuticle smoothing, bathing, conditioning, drying, hackling, mask makeup, implantation,…

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March 15, 2021

What Is a Cosmetologist?

Wondering what a day in the life of a cosmetologist is like? Read our blog to learn what services cosmetologists can perform, career opportunities, benefits of the industry, and more!

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March 6, 2021

BLENDED BUT BOLD – A PIVOTING FOIL TECHNIQUE

Pivot Point Academy is proud to announce Shanna will run a HANDS-ON CLASS (4 CEU hour credited) to start our 2021 Continuing Education Classes for Cosmetology with a focus on…

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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.