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. Our curriculum features hair cutting, men’s shaving, grooming, and basic skin care, along with all of the skills that give barbers a robust repertoire that are 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 skincare, shaving and grooming. Graduates will walk away with the skills necessary to successful build/extend their career.

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

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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.