Category: Barber

January 10, 2021

For The Love Of Barbering

When seeking a definition of “barbering,” the words “cut,” “trim,” “shave,” and similar others are first to appear. But what also appear are the words “art” and “science.” The Latin word “barba” means “beard,” but today’s barbering professionals attend to so much more: Haircuts, specific styling techniques, shaved-in designs, facial-hair shaping, beard shaving and trimming,…

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Parent’s Guide to Beauty School

We applaud you for taking an interest in your child’s education and future career. A strong support system is key for your child to be successful on this journey. We know they will appreciate your guidance in choosing a career and supporting them while they are in school. In our Academy we like to connect…

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January 2, 2021

Guest VIP Treatment 2021

VIPs – Join our Gold Membership Programs at our Student Salon, Spa, and Barber Clinic in Bloomingdale, IL. Sample services you haven’t tried before, receive You’ll enjoy Priority Service appointments, and take advantage of great savings on all Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Barbering services as well as our retail products like those used during your services,…

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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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January 16, 2020

Techniques Used By Hair Stylists to Texturize Hair

Chunking Shears – Similar to blending/thinning shears, chunking shears applies the same application, however, chunking shears are designed to take off more hair than thinning shears. This device is especially beneficial for texturizing thicker and curlier hair types.  Finishing Shears – The final instrument for texturizing hair, finishing shears are used after creating texturized hair…

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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 style shorter hair, typically on male clients but women with shorter hair can also see a barber for styling. Professional barbers are also skilled in…

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August 4, 2017

The Benefits of Working in the Beauty Industry

The US beauty industry is constantly boasting impressive growth as the largest beauty market in the world. Thanks to the digital age of selfies, the Kardashians, and Instagram, cosmetology and hairstyling experts have had the perfect platforms to offer inspiration for younger generations. Actual statistics depict that the need and market for high-quality beauty industry…

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July 19, 2017

Where Are The World’s Best Hairstyling Schools?

Do you dream of becoming the next Jonny Ramirez, Chris McMillan or Jen Atkin? Because as we all know, hair stylists and colorists are the real stars behind every celebrity’s best look. Having searched all over the world, FAB has put together its non-exhaustive list of the best five hair styling schools. Let’s take a…

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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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