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December 14, 2020

Hair Texturizing Techniques Taught in Cosmetology Classes

Hair texturizing refers to the diverse range of haircutting and texturizing techniques used to construct bouncing, voluminous, and layered hair. Our school for cosmetologists relays the latest techniques in areas…

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10 Popular Hairstyles for Women in 2020

Changing up your hairstyle and hair color is an easy way to change up your entire look in 2020. Just like clothing, hairstyles and colors go in cycles. What used…

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December 13, 2020

12 Tips to Consider Prior to Applying Foundation

How to Apply Foundation to Your Face Foundation makeup is the literal foundation of your overall makeup look. You need to put your best beat forward if you want to…

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December 12, 2020

Business Training

Learn the business skills for the career of your dreams and increase your Salon Readiness. Love what you do and make money doing it Gone are the day’s service is…

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December 10, 2020

How to Obtain a Barber License in Chicago, IL, & the Surrounding Suburbs

Barbers are assets to our community. Everyone needs a haircut. In a culture where creative expression is a popular and encouraging outlook, barbers in the Chicago land area bear the…

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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…

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January 16, 2020

Techniques Used By Hair Stylists to Texturize Hair

Hair stylists are using specific techniques to texturize hair. One of them chunking shears. Similar to blending/thinning shears, chunking shears apply the same application, however, chunking shears are designed to…

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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…

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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…

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December 17, 2018

How to Perform a Facial Treatment: 9 Step Guide

Facials are among the most popular esthetic services for guests of all ages and skin types. If you’re thinking about attending esthetician training to learn how to perform facials and other skin care services, check out this blog post for a sneak peek at the basics of professional facial treatments.

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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.