July 30, 2018

Six Common Makeup Mistakes & How to Fix Them

How to Care For Your Skin & Prevent Wrinkles or Aging Summer is the time to shake off those dry flakes from the cold and let your skin be free and exposed. But here are some tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing all year long. And of course, these techniques will give your…

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June 5, 2018

5 Types of Hair Colors to Try This Summer 2020

If you’re searching for a new hair color that will help you stand out from the crowd this summer, there are a variety of new coloring trends to choose from. To help you make a decision, we’ve summarized 5 types of hair colors to experiment with in the summer. Warm Blonde, Brunette, & Red Tones…

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May 7, 2018

2018 Hints and Tips Edition 2

Makeup Application Hints and Tips Six Common Makeup Mistakes and How to Fix Them The world of cosmetology is full of different shades, products, and makeup application techniques, which makes it easy to fall into a few mistakes when applying makeup. Lucky for you, we put together a list of some of the most common…

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March 12, 2018

50 Shades of Skin Demonstration

Come join us for a demonstration on the art of professional makeup for various skin tones. We will discuss foundation color choices, mixing and matching, color correction for pigmentation, application techniques and product recommendation. We will focus on a commercial style of makeup, that will allow you to transition it from bridal to film work….

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How to Apply Airbrush Makeup to Your Face

How to Apply Airbrush Makeup to Your Face Airbrush makeup was one of the most popular makeup techniques of the past, and it’s a popular trend that is here to stay. Airbrush makeup is characterized by three main components: a powered compressor to regulate air pressure and flow; a hose connecting to the makeup gun;…

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March 8, 2018

Dermatologist vs Esthetician: Differences & Similarities

Trying to achieve your skin care goals? A face mask here and there and a healthy diet may not always be enough to keep your skin thriving. Sometimes you need an expert opinion from skin care professionals to reach real results. So where do you go? Should you seek a dermatologist or an esthetician? Many…

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January 29, 2018

Award-Winning Looks For Valentine’s Day

We’re all aware that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’ve watched TV at all over the past month, you also know that it’s awards season. Every year, Hollywood’s finest emerge to showcase not only support for each other’s impressive works, but new, red carpet-ready trends and styles. •     Want to learn…

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January 19, 2018

2018 Makeup Trends

Look Great in 2018 With These New Makeup Trends There’s so much to look forward to in the new year, but as cosmetologists, the new year stands out for one big reason: new makeup trends! This year, we’ve studied the runways and learned new looks to try on ourselves and clientele. We’re so excited to…

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November 27, 2017

Top 6 Makeup Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Gone are the days of glitter eyeshadow, bronzer as finishing powder, and wearing so much lip gloss that your lips looked constantly wet (of which we were all guilty). However, just because we’ve made it past these atrocities doesn’t mean we’re not still making makeup mistakes in our daily lives. These makeup “mistakes” we’re referring…

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What These 5 Popular Lipstick Colors Say About Your Personality

What These 5 Popular Lipstick Colors Say About Your Personality If your lipstick could talk, what would it say about you? The Cosmetology students and instructors at Pivot Point Academy get to help people convey their unique personalities through makeup. Of all the makeup mediums, lipstick is one of the most impactful ways to add…

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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!

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