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Continuing Education

At Pivot Point Academy, we strongly believe becoming a “Student4Life” is key. We make continuous education affordable, available, and accessible.

More through Partnerships

To provide a great choice of classes and courses we created a network of outstanding partners and formed alliances to come up with a comprehensive and structured approach in the area of continuing education.

Welcome Wahl Professional to partner with us on Advanced Barber Seminars at our new Barber Only School in Chicago, IL

News

Advanced Barber Education

At our new location, Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, IL  Wahl Professional will offer Advanced Barbering Seminars.

Esthetics CEU Hours

We added 2 Esthetics CEU Classes to our 2023 calendar.

For dates, see the next start dates.

Cosmetology Refresher Program

Pivot Point is here to help you rejoin the Beauty Industry. ✨

With the successful completion of the 250-hour cosmetology refresher course, the student will receive an official transcript showing successful completion granted by Pivot Point Academy, an accredited and IL-approved Cosmetology School. Applicants who failed to pass a third examination must submit such an official transcript with the new application to take the cosmetology exam again.

For more details, see the information below.

Cosmetology 250-hour Refresher Program

With the successful completion of the 250-hour cosmetology refresher course, the student will receive an official transcript showing successful completion granted by Pivot Point Academy, an accredited and IL-approved Cosmetology School. Applicants who failed to pass a third examination must submit such an official transcript with the new application to take the cosmetology exam again.

Program Length

The intended time to complete the Cosmetology Refresher 250-hour program is around 5 months based on 18 hours per week. The following schedule is offered:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

For the next start date please request information or call (847) 985-5900 and asked for admission.

Program Description

The course will include:

  • Basic Training
  • Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment
  • Hair Styling/Hair Dressing
  • Shop Management
  • Esthetics Theory
  • Nail Technology Theory
  • Mock State Board Practice exams
  • Theory review study packets

Included is a LAB Seat to have access to our digital learning management platform, also a Cosmetology Exam Prep Book.

Sexual Harassment 1 hour Course (IL)

Gain knowledge about sexual harassment prevention including an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA, examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment, a summary of relevant federal and State statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment, including remedies available to victims of sexual harassment; and a summary of responsibilities of employers in the prevention, investigation, and corrective measures of sexual harassment.

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Skin care, eyelash, waxing and more

Available Live Streaming/Online Workshops

Presented 360WellnessEducation. To select click on overview and select

Available On-Demand/Campus Courses

Organized by UCo Learning Network. To select click on overview and select.

Crossover to barbering from cosmetology

Already have an active Illinois cosmetology license? Pivot Point Academy accept up to 1000 hours toward the required 1500 hours in the state of IL. Graduates will walk away with the skills necessary to successful build/extend their career.

Visit Barbering Program Page

MUD Makeup Certification

This course is a MUD exclusive 84-hour beauty essentials course and level I make-up certification. We blend current trends and traditional techniques so that you not only apply quality, crisp, and clean makeup but also take the initiative to explore and experiment. With this MUD makeup program, you earn 14 CE hours for Cosmetology and 10 CE hours for Esthetics.

Visit MUD Program Page

Business Training

Beauty as a Business (BaaB)

Learn social media and build your book of business. Why successful beauty pros developed this skills? Here is what they learnt:

  • Learn how to build your personal brand
  • Attract paying clients
  • Salons, barber shops and spas are looking for these skills when hiring

Testimonials

  • I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday.  Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights.  Even though I was there for 5 hours he took his time to make sure that the job was being done right and asked instructors for feedback etc when needed.

    Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features.   I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!

    I’m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up 😊😊

    Linda B.

    I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!

    Alissa M.
  • 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!

    Mikey D.

    Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!

    Gabby B.
  • I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.

    Savannah F.

    I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.

    Nathaly L.