Cosmetology

Our 1500-clock hour Cosmetology program is exceptional and provides innovative and comprehensive learning experience to enhance your hairdressing and beauty skills. It is designed to help you earn your Cosmetology diploma and prepare you for the licensure exam in the state of Illinois.

Design

Pivot Point’s Cosmetology curriculum is designed to give our graduates the skills and use your creativity to become a confident beauty professional. This Cosmetology class will also help enhance your client and retail skills to ensure you are able to brand yourself as a competent hairdresser and beauty professional. A portion of the Cosmetology program is dedicated to designing a resume and portfolio that displays your skills and experience.

Learning Experience

Experience Cosmetology the way it should be taught: Through Hands-on learning with highly experienced instructors, first on mannequins, then in a salon environment. The educators provide fundamental skills needed along with business skills to prepare you for a successful career in beauty.

Phase 1 - Master the Foundation of Cosmetology

Phase 1 is designed to help students apply the four cornerstones of thinking like a designer: SEE, THINK, CREATE and ADAPT! During this phase of cosmetology classes, students explore the fundamentals of Sculpture (Women’s and Men’s), Hair Design, and Long Hair Design. Pivot Point Academy promotes the goal of educating its students on multiple types of hair textures.

Phase 2 - Take a Hands-on Approach

Phase 2 prepares you for a Cosmetology diploma by giving you hands-on training in our Student Salon and Spa. Participate in advanced workshops to build on content areas learned in Phase 1 of our Cosmetology course. In this phase, you will dive into Color and Texture and enhance your technical and communications skills.

Phase 3 - Advance Your Skills in Cosmetology

During Phase 3 you embrace areas of study such as Nail Care, Skin Care, Makeup and Salon Business. This phase will strengthen your skills in guest relations and efficiency. All phases will always tie into previous instruction.

Phase 4 - Work & Prepare

Phase 4 of our future cosmetologists’ education program prepares you for the final diploma testing and the professional licensure exam in the state of Illinois while perfecting your craft as a stylist in the Student Salon.

Student Kit

At the start of each program, Pivot Point Academy equips students with a 400 + Piece Cosmetology Student Kit that includes high-quality tools you’ll need to begin your cosmetology career. You’ll also receive an iPad which you’ll use to access our digital learning platform LAB (Learn about Beauty).

Recommended Blogs

As an additional resource for your research and orientation, the following blogs are available to you to broaden your knowledge base and continue your understanding of the Beauty industry:

Business Training – Increasing the Salon Readiness of our Students.
Hair Texturizing Techniques – Taught in Cosmetology Classes.
Exciting Facts – Cosmetology a Career Full of Creativity and Art.

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Congratulations Anna on completing 750 hours in Esthetics! ✨ 

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Congratulations Brooke on completing 750 hours in Esthetics!✨ 

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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.