Category: Areas of Study

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 such as layering, thinning, point cutting, and more. Cosmetologists that are obtaining their cosmetology degree from our program will be able to apply different haircutting…

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10 Popular Hairstyles for Women in 2021

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 to be popular in the 1920s is popular now, just look at the comeback that bobs have made! If you are looking for some hair…

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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 go out feeling as good as you already look. If you’re new to makeup and need some guidance or are a budding makeup artist looking…

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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 days a service is all that matters. To be successful in this industry, you need in-depth business training to prepare you for a prosperous future. At Pivot Point…

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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 significant job of keeping up with the latest trends, while complementing an individual’s uniqueness with the haircut of his or her dreams. Pivot Point Academy…

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December 19, 2018

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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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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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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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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