Barber Program

Our 1500-clock hour barber program was developed to address the skills that are needed today to compete in the men’s market of grooming.

High Demand for Well-Trained Professional Barbers

Barbering – There has never been more of a demand for a well-trained professional barber, as more and more men are looking to get a great cut and relaxing shave. Our barbering program was developed to produce industry-ready graduates with refined technical skills and business strategy. The curriculum at our barber school features hair cutting, men’s shaving, grooming, and basic skincare, along with all of the skills that give barbers a robust repertoire that is current with the industry trends.

A Fast Track for Growth – Crossover

Already have an active Illinois cosmetology license? Pivot Point Academy can accept up to 1000 hours toward the required 1500 hours. Our Barber Crossover program offers a multi-level barber program that provides hands-on training in; precision haircutting, color and texture, basic skin care, shaving, and grooming. Graduates will walk away with the skills necessary to successfully build/extend their careers.

Barber Master

Haircutting

In our barber school, master prominent haircutting techniques such as the scissors over fingers technique, scissors over comb technique, clipper over comb technique, and blade on skin technique.

Shaving

All students will learn facial hair techniques using a straight razor prior to becoming a barber. Once you are done with our barber program, students will be able to do beard sculpting, neck and beard trims, straight razor, wet shave, and more.

Styling

Master the hair styling principles that will allow you to perform tapered cuts, hair replacement, foundational cuts, and the trendiest hairstyles of the time.

Draping

Acquire the sanitary knowledge and requirements needed to protect the clients from infectious and contagious diseases.

Texturizing

Learn fundamental texturizing techniques that create directional texture and softness to the head while maintaining the masculine shape. Texturizing allows you to design styles suitable to your client’s hair.

Hair Coloring

Our barber program teaches students to effectively change the color of a client’s hair through techniques such as highlighting, bleaching, corrective coloring, and more.

Facial Hair

Acquire basic facial hair techniques that will allow you to replicate popular beard styles such as the short-boxed beard, circle beard, goatee, anchor beard, mutton chops beard, chin strap style beard, and more.

Student Kit Barber

At the start of each program, Pivot Point Academy equips students with a professional Barber Student Kit that includes high-quality tools, like Wahl Clipper, Trimmer & Shaver, 1600-Watt Tourmaline Ionic Blow Dryer, Styling Razor with 10 Blades, Aluminum Spray bottle and more you’ll need to begin your career in barbering. You also will receive an iPad needed to access our interactive learning platform Learn about Beauty (LAB).

Recommended Blogs

We have created a number of blogs for your reference. These blogs provide addition information during the phase of research and orientation. Barbering is a dynamic and exciting field.

Business Training – Increasing the Salon Readiness of our students.
How to Obtain a Barber License
For the Love of Barbering – A study from Pivot Point Academy Barber Students

Thinking of pursuing a career in cosmetology?🤔 Read this first! Learn everything you need to know about a day in the life of a cosmetologist. 💇 → Link in bio!
There’s nothing like a fresh fade to boost your confidence like this style by our student @jenafranceshair 💈 Are you ready to clean up your hair? Schedule your appointment with our barber clinic! → Link in bio! ⁠
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Is it chilly in here or is it these perfect icy tones created by our student @peytonkmua? ❄️ If you’ve always wanted to learn more about hair coloring and styling, contact us! We can tell you more about our cosmetology program and how soon you could get started at Pivot Point Academy. → Link in bio!⁠
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If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. Your future in barbering can start at Pivot Point Academy. ✂️ Our curriculum features hair cutting, men’s shaving, grooming, basic skincare, and more. We also offer a barber crossover program for those who have already completed their cosmetology program. Contact us to find out more and see if Pivot Point Academy is the perfect fit for you! → Link in bio! ⁠
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Our student @beauty_by_catieann did a deep conditioning treatment as well as a trim and some fresh facial layers on this client and we are obsessed! Talk about some healthy ends, this has us ready for our next trim too! ✂️ ⁠
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Self care is important! 💜 If you’re ready to relax, come visit our student spa. We can help you reach your skincare goals and feel that much more confident for your next selfie! Contact us to book your appointment. → Link in bio!⁠
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Featuring our LED treatment performed by Alyssa from our Esthetics program! ✨

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Sometimes all you need is a fresh chop and a blowout to start your week! We are loving this beautiful style created by our student @peytonkmua ✂️ ⁠
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If you’re passionate about creating and sharing beauty, a future in the beauty industry might be perfect for you. ✨  At Pivot Point Academy, we offer programs in:⁠
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We are loving this bright transformation created by our student @hairbygiannaspa! Who else could use some highlights in their life? ✨ If you’re ready for a change, visit our student salon! → Link in bio! ⁠
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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.