Category: Barber

June 10, 2021

5 Benefits of Being a Barber

Is barbering a good fit for you? From job satisfaction to helping others, the barbering industry is full of perks! Discover what benefits you could have with this rewarding career.

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May 2, 2021

Barbering Focus – Men’s Haircut and Beard Design

In the month of May 2021, we added 2 Men’s Haircut Classes with a focus on Barbering to our continuing education programs for licensed Cosmetologists and Barbers. These classes will allow you to have a better and deeper understanding of men’s haircutting and beard design as well as Cosmetology hours will be gained. Seven hours…

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April 21, 2021

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™

Pivot Point Academy proudly supports Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ on June 1st, 2021. Complimentary Appointment Student Salon and Barber Clinic Pivot Point Academy is volunteering to offer any of 2 services complimentary on this day for cancer survivors. Cancer Survivors are able to book any services in our Student Salon and Barber Clinic…

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April 20, 2021

8 Hours of Love Went into Making Your Mannequin

Ever wonder how Pivot Point International mannequins are made? There are many steps carried out by highly trained artisans that include cuticle smoothing, bathing, conditioning, drying, hackling, mask makeup, implantation, and much more. This carefully executed process gives you the most realistic educational experience possible! Quality and Ethics Pivot Point International mannequins are ethically manufactured…

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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. Experience services you haven’t tried before.  You’ll enjoy Priority Service appointments and take advantage of great savings on all Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Barbering services as well as our professional 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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