April 7, 2017

2017 Spring Hair & Beauty Trends

A new season always presents new fashion trends. Springing forward this year are colorful plays on classic looks that evoke fresh vitality and fun. Ombre Orange-Red Lips Yes, this is a thing. Ombre lips have been done in a variety of colors, but these flaming hues have been hitting the runway with a variety of…

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March 20, 2017

What is Balayage Hair & Why Is It Trending in 2020?

What is Balayage Hair & Why Is It Trending in 2020? Whether it is makeup, hair, or clothing — there are always going to be new trends. This latest trend in hair color is really taking over. Move over highlights and lowlights! There is a new boss in town, and its name is balayage. This…

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February 27, 2017

Airbrush Makeup Workshop

Sunday April 9th and Monday April 10th, 9 am until 2 pm Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying makeup. In this session, we will show the airbrush techniques used to apply a flawless face, without being able to detect the actual application of make-up. Details: Tuition: introductory offer $750 (regularly $1200,…

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January 18, 2017

Domestic Violence Course

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS Available at America’s Beauty Show March 25-27, 2017 Effective January 1, 2017, the Cosmetology Renewal License Domestic Violence Course became law, requiring Illinois salon professionals to complete a one-time, one-hour awareness training about domestic violence and sexual assault for license renewal. Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) worked closely with Chicago Says No…

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December 13, 2016

Popular Haircuts for Men in 2020

Popular Haircuts for Men in 2020 There is nothing more satisfying than a fresh haircut. For 2020, revive your style with a bold new look! From a High Skin Pompadour to a Low Taper Fade, this year’s popular hair cuts for men bring a fun variety of both classic and modern styles worth exploring. Top…

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November 4, 2016

A Beautiful Career

There’s nothing more satisfying than enhancing people’s beauty and boosting their confidence – and that’s exactly what we do in the beauty industry. Just as satisfying are the variety of careers you can choose from. We’ve listed some great careers to help you get on the right track to beautifying the world.   Hairstylist Background…

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September 30, 2016

Don’t Give Up

We Are Here To Help As the announcement of the Regency closures has shocked the beauty industry, we are doing everything in our power to come up with ways to help those displaced students affected by these recent developments. Pivot Point’s global flagship academy has a long history of over 50 years of commitment to…

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September 21, 2016

Highlight/Shadow Makeup

Be our guest… Saturday, October 8th 12 pm until 2 pm Are you interested in Cosmetology, Make-up or Esthetics? Join us for an afternoon of fun, learning and experience what Pivot Point Academy is all about. Highlight/Shadow Makeup October 8th, 12:00 pm – 2 pm                         …

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June 23, 2016

Cosmetology Scholarship

August 16th Start Date Students enrolled in our August 16th cosmetology program will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 in total tuition. Do not miss your chance to take advantage of this life-changing offer to receive first-class cosmetology education at Pivot Point Academy and take your career in hair & beauty to new heights you…

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June 7, 2016

Cares For Kids #BEAUTYRAISER

We are looking forward to making a difference with you! In support of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, cosmetology schools nationwide have joined forces to raise funds and Pivot Point Academy is among them. On June 24, 2016, proceeds from services and other sale items in the Student Salon & Spa from 10 a.m….

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✨ walking towards the last clockout... what a moment & feeling! ✨Congratulations! 

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✨ moments like these are why we do what we do ✨ Congratulations!!!!!! 

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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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Our student salon, spa and barber clinic is back in action & ready to take appointments! Please call us at 847-985-5900 to book your appointments! Check out our website for our ✨ Gold Membership opportunities ✨
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@beautybycindy.xo  Alumni’s doing what they love most ✨ we love seeing them in action! 

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✨ have a happy holiday from Esthetics! ✨ 
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Congratulations Emma!✨ on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology! @hairbyemma_pearsall 

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✨ Ms. Ria & Ms. Marissa getting created with Phase 2! ✨ we love it!

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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.