Esthetician

Our Esthetician classes are designed to help students master moderate and advanced skills in skincare, make-up, and beauty concepts. Our 750-clock hour esthetician program creates intelligent and skilled professionals. You will graduate from our esthetician school with confidence knowing you are spa-ready and an asset to future employers in the beauty industry.

A career in Skin Care

Our Esthetician Program offers all the knowledge necessary to begin your career in skincare. We are an esthetician school that provides comprehensive esthetician classes and training for future estheticians.

Skin Care Techniques

Our curriculum covers a variety of skincare techniques and conditions while training you on facials, chemical exfoliation, hair removal, microdermabrasion, and more. You will graduate from our esthetician school with confidence knowing you are spa-ready and an asset to future employers in the beauty industry.

Woman applying lotion to her cheeks

Our Students prepare for Real-World Guest Scenarios

Our unique Skin Assessment and Recommendation System simplifies the skin analysis process by providing a foundation for our students to build critical-thinking skills. The unique process is segmented into four parts what our students learn:

Observe – Gather and document information; identify client concerns

We start by gathering the client information on a client intake form. This will allow us to identify demographic information, client concerns, health history, and lifestyle factors.

Analyze – Identify the current state of skin and treatment goals

During Analyze, we are identifying the skin type/condition(s), contraindications, and Fitzpactrick type. This will allow us to create a summary of the skin analysis.

Treat – Create and perform a customized service

After the skin analysis summary, we then perform a customized service to address the client’s needs. This would include making informed decisions on products, tools, devices, and an approach that would be utilized for the customized service the client will experience.

Teach – Recommend products and future services; educate the guest on their skin

Our final step is to Teach the client about the care of their own skin. We recap the service performed, observations made, post-care approach, recommend future treatments and products to use at home. Although this is the last step, we stress the importance of Teach the client.

MUD Level 1 Make-up and other Certifications included

Our Esthetician classes include MUD’s Exclusive 84-Hour Beauty Essentials Course and Level I Make-up Certification. Since 2018, our Esthetician school has provided students with the PCA Skin certification. Our School For Estheticians Has Partnered With the Dermalogica To Provide Students With Interactive Videos & Resources. Through our partnership with Dermalogica, a leader in advanced esthetics training, our Esthetician school and program provides our students online access to esthetics educational materials combined with cutting-edge technical videos and resources from Dermalogica.

Student Kit Esthetics

At the start of each program, Pivot Point Academy equips students with a professional Esthetics Student Kit that includes a Dermalogica product kit. You also will receive an iPad needed to access our interactive learning platform Learn About Beauty (LAB). For the makeup training, students will be provided a MUD Makeup Artist Training kit that includes high-quality tools you’ll need to begin your career in skincare. Additionally, during the advanced training segment, students will be provided with a PCA Skin product kit to complement the PCA Skin certification.

Recommended Blogs

Below some additional sources for your research during your orientation. The following blogs are available to you to broaden your knowledge base and continue your understanding of the Beauty Industry, especially skincare:

Business Training – Increasing the Salon Readiness of our students
9 Step Guide on How to Perform a Facial Treatment
12 Tips to Consider Prior to Applying Foundation – How to Apply Foundation to Your Face

A BIG Welcome to our new Cosmetologists! ✨ looking forward to following you on your journey!
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Agree or disagree: learning should be fun! ✨ At Pivot Point Academy, we do things differently. Our digital learning platform, LAB, is a fun and interactive way to master skills in esthetics,  cosmetology, and barbering. ⁠
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Take classes from your favorite industry professionals, engage with other students, and solidify your learning with quizzes. It’s time to take learning forward into the digital age. 💻 Are you coming with us? ⁠
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Congratulations to Cassie for completing 1500 hours of cosmetology! We wish you success in all your future endeavors. The beauty industry is lucky to have talent like you! ⁠
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Welcome our new Esthetician’s to the Pivot Point Academy family! ✨ 

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Ready to have glowing skin? This client came in for her first facial, and these results speak for themselves! 💯 Our student @makeup_by_a.marie used a high-frequency modality, which ⁠
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Stop by our student salon and try this service for yourself. Your skin will thank you! → Link in the bio.⁠
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Did you know that over one-third of all barbers are self-employed? 💈 💸 If you are ready to follow your entrepreneurial spirit and be your own boss, you may be destined to become a barber. ⁠
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Schedule your tour of Pivot Point Academy today to explore whether barber school could be your next step. →  Link in the bio. ⁠
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Wow, on a scale of 1 to 10, how amazing do you think this color is!? It’s definitely a 10 from us! 💯 Our student @coras_cuts did such a great job on this fun color. ⁠
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If you’re ready for a transformation, book an appointment with us in our student salon. ✨ Making your day is what makes our day! → Link in the bio. ⁠
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Congratulations to Margaret and Caroline for completing our esthetics program! We have loved being a part of your journey and know you will do great things. ❤️⁠
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We are loving this brow before and after by our student @skinby.nat_! If you’re ready for some self-care or a fresh wax, visit our student spa. ✨  Contact us to schedule your appointment!⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Take advantage of your time and turn it into doing something you love. ✨  You can pursue so many things in your life, and if you’re ready to do something creative, beauty might be the perfect option for you. ⁠
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At Pivot Point Academy we offer programs in:⁠
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We are stunned by this beautiful, berry-inspired hair! Our student @hope_the_beautician did a wonderful job on this client’s hair with this vibrant color and a fresh trim. 💜 ⁠
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In need of some hair care yourself? Visit our student salon and see what our students can do for you.⁠
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*All work performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.⁠
Your dreams don’t have to be just dreams, they could be a reality! Pursue a future you can be proud of and get started at Pivot Point Academy. 💗 ⁠
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Our instructors have experience working in and owning salons and can help you meet your goals. Contact us today to schedule a tour and see if a future in beauty is perfect for you!⁠
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*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
As Pivot Point Academy is a personal care facility, the mask requirement at our academy, student salon, barber clinic, and spa is still in effect until we have guidelines from the IL Department of Public Health. When additional information becomes available, we will let you know. Thank you for your understanding.⁠
We are loving how these curls turned out by our student @allthingsbeautifaly!⁠
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If you need a fresh trim, visit our student barber clinic! 💈 Contact us today to schedule your appointment. ⁠
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If you’re ready to pursue a future in beauty, let’s talk! We have experience working with the future professionals of the beauty industry, and we are passionate about training the next generation. 💗  We offer programs in:⁠
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Let’s talk about this beautiful haircut by our student @hairbychristinealexis! We are loving these soft, long layers that bring out so much dimension in her client’s hair. ✨⁠
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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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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

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.