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 form alliances to come up with a comprehensive and structured approach in the area of continuing education.

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.

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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.

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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
Refresher Course

In planning, coming soon.

Your future as a barber could start sooner than you think. 💈 If you have a passion for cutting and styling men’s hair, our barbering program could be the perfect fit for you. Find out more about Pivot Point Academy and see if we’re the perfect fit for you.⁠
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Click the link in our bio!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
Welcome to our new cosmetology class!✨ #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Madison for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you!✨
Congratulations Lorena for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you! ✨ @glowinsidendout
Thank you! @sharondanielsalon
#learnforward #haircolor #colorist @sharondanielsalon  @hope_the_beautician
Your future is filled with so many opportunities, what will you choose to do next? ✨ If you have always wanted to learn more about the beauty industry, contact us! We offer programs in:⁠
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-Cosmetology⁠
-Barbering⁠
-Esthetics⁠
-& More!⁠
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Contact us today to find out more about how soon you can get started. We can’t wait to get to know you! → Link in bio! ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.⁠
Let’s talk about these gorgeous rose gold tones created by our student @jenn.leebeauty! 💗 Have you ever wanted to add some vibrant hues to your hair? Contact us to schedule an appointment at our student salon! → Link in bio! ⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Congratulations Evelyn for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you! ✨
#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #iampivotpoint #bloomingdaleesthetician #chicagoestheticians
Congrats Alyssa for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you! ✨
#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #iampivotpoint #bloomingdaleesthetician #chicagoestheticschool
Congratulations Natalie for completing the Esthetics program much success to you! ✨

#pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint #bloomingdaleesthetics #chicagoestheticians #iampivotpoint
And a good dream starts with a fresh haircut. 💈 If you’ve always wanted to learn more about cutting and styling men’s hair, our barbering program can be a great place to start. Contact us to find out more about how soon you could get started. → Link in bio! ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠
Is there any better way to start your week than with a trim? ✂️ Our student @allthingsbeautifaly did a beautiful job on this client’s hair! If your hair is ready for a little care, contact us to schedule your appointment at our student salon! → Link in bio! ⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Spring is here and it’s time to treat yourself. If you’re ready to kick the weekend off early, visit our student spa! 💕 We offer treatments including waxing, facials, exfoliation, and more. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. → Link in bio! ⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Congratulations Alyson @allthingsbeautifaly on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology!✨ 

#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Karen on completing 750 hours in Esthetics! ✨ 

#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Kaylee @kay_creates_ on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology!✨ 

#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Amy @beautyby.amy_  on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology!✨ 

#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
Congratulations Ally @hair.byallymedina on completing 1500 hours in Cosmetology!✨ 

#iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy #pivotpoint
What’s better for spring than some fresh highlights? We love the added brightness our student @jenafranceshair added to her client! 🌸⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
And more CEU classes are coming at @pivotpoint_academy. #cosmetology #colorful #learningmadefun
Congrats Karly for completing the Esthetics program. Much success to you!  #iampivotpoint #esthetician #beautyschoolstudent
What’s the next step in your future? If you’ve always dreamed about getting involved in the beauty industry, Pivot Point Academy could be the perfect place to start. 💜 Need a flexible schedule? Contact us today to learn more about our mid-day esthetics program! → Link in bio! ⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. ⁠

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.