At Pivot Point Academy, our 1500-hour cosmetology program goes far beyond the basics. As a student, you can learn “the why” behind “the how,” and master technical skills building from simple to complex. We teach you to see, think, create, and adapt to any client or situation.
You can prepare for success in the salon and become the artist you are meant to be with our four-phase program.
At Pivot Point Academy, we are bringing learning into the future. Our digital online classroom, Learn About Beauty (LAB) is a fun and interactive way to make learning stick. Here are just a few ways LAB and other resources help our beauty school create confident, competitive graduates.
Gone are the days of lengthy textbook chapters that are difficult to read! LAB is learner-centered and makes it easier for you to study and remember skills.
We aren’t just making graduates, we are making salon professionals.
That’s why LAB has several features to help students build resilience, self-esteem, and salon-savvy:
We want our students to succeed in the industry long-term, not just out of school. At Pivot Point Academy, we provide students with relevant information, guidance, and support to help them stay in the industry longer.
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, including:
You’ll also receive an iPad which you’ll use to access our digital learning platform LAB (Learn about Beauty).
Learn the basics behind having a successful career in cosmetology, such as:
Gain foundational knowledge in basic cosmetology that you will build upon in later units:
Get started as a beginner hair stylist with these foundational skills:
Advance your skills by learning how to chemically manipulate hair. You will learn:
Become a well-rounded cosmetology student by gaining skills in nail technology:
Understand the science of healthy skin and skincare basics. You will learn:
To be applied by the instructor to strengthen student performance; supervised field trips; or other related training.
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:
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.
I just graduated from the teacher training program and I want to share my appreciation for the school, I’ve learned so much! I truly have enjoyed my time there. The staff & students have been wonderful. I just truly love the atmosphere, curriculum, and basically everything about this wonderful school.Brittany S.
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