Beauty School in Chicago Area For Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Barbers, & Makeup Artists

Looking For a Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetic, & Makeup School in the Chicago Area? Enroll in one of our Programs.

Pivot Point Academy beauty school in the Chicago suburbs offers collaborative and innovative beauty & hair programs to students. At the core of our culture is teaching you the “why” behind the “how” in cosmetology, barbering, and esthetics.

The cosmetology, barbering, hairdressing, esthetics, makeup, and beauty classes at our beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois are state-of-the-art and feature hands-on instruction with the latest and greatest techniques. The tools and materials at our beauty and makeup school in the Chicago area are second to none in the beauty industry. Our Academy earned and excellent reputation among students because its instructors.

Pivot Point Academy offers beauty courses to students in Bartlett, Naperville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Addison, Schaumburg, Wheaton, St. Charles, Plainfield, and other suburbs of Chicago.Students are joyfull

Prosper U Business Training Now Part Of Our Cosmetology, Barber, and Esthetics Curriculum

Prosper U is an innovative, hands-on, results-driven company designed to create success for beauty and wellness future professionals. It includes revolutionary new methods to teach students how to attract, maximize and retain clients. Prosper U believes there are three keys to success in the beauty industry–the business skills, the technical skills and the soft skills like communication guidelines and chairside manners. Prosper U combines all three by giving future professionals the fundamentals and discipline for a great living. Of course Prosper U is fully integrated with the digital learning platform LAB provided by our beauty school in Chicago area.

Available Classes At Our Beauty School in Chicago

Our makeup, facial, barber, and hair school in the Chicago suburbs offers hands-on and interactive programs to help students elevate their skills in the beauty industry. We offer the following courses:

Cosmetology Program For Students in the Chicago Suburbs

Our beauty school in the Chicago suburbs offers Cosmetology classes that are designed to help you utilize your creativity to become a confident beauty professional. Our Cosmetology school will also help enhance your customer and retail skills to ensure you have all the tools you need to brand yourself as a cutting-edge hairdresser and cosmetologist. Our cosmetology program and hair school includes basic and advanced training in the following:

  • Hairdressing techniques
  • Skin care
  • Esthetics
  • Makeup application

Esthetician Program & School For Students in the Chicago Suburbs

Our beauty school in Chicago offers an esthetics education program that is designed to help you master the foundational and advanced techniques practiced in the field today. Our three-phase, 750-hour esthetician education program creates intelligent and skilled skin care professionals. You will graduate from our Chicago esthetician school with confidence knowing you are spa-ready and an asset to future employers in the beauty industry.

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Makeup Artist School & Classes For Students in the Chicago Area

Make-up Designory (MUD) is partnering with our beauty school in Chicago, Illinois to take makeup education to the next level. The design of Pivot Point Academy’s MUD Makeup courses is for those seeking to broaden and increase their knowledge in makeup application. This program is taught by MUD certified instructors.

Earn a Cosmetology Instructor License At Our Beauty School In The Chicago Area

A Pivot Point Teachers Training education is your first step toward becoming a valued mentor in the lives of cosmetology and barbering students. The instructors at our beauty school in Chicago help students learn and practice the latest hairdressing, nail care, skin care, and makeup techniques utilized in the industry by beauty professionals.

The Teacher Training Course at our beauty school in the Chicago area provides a classroom atmosphere that allows cosmetology and barbering trainees to practice the teaching theories and skills they acquire in our program under the guidance of a licensed cosmetology educator.

Barber Program & College For Students in the Chicago Area

Our beauty school in the Chicago suburbs offers a multi-level barber program that is available for students in Bloomingdale and various other areas of Chicago, Illinois. Our barber college provides hands-on training in precision haircutting, color and texture, skincare, shaving, and grooming. Our 1500 hour barber program is split into multiple areas of study that will mold and develop our students into industry-leading barber professionals. With our crossover barber program we accept up to 1,000 hours for applicants that currently hold an active IL cosmetology license.

We will soon start classes at our new Campus, Wahl Barber Academy, a barber school only. Located near O’Hare Airport and easily accessed from the CTA blue line, the Wahl Barber Academy has assembled a team of leading licensed instructors who demonstrate technical skills and the ability to inspire and motivate students.

Technical areas covered include:

  • Haircutting
  • Men’s shaving and grooming
  • Basic skin care
  • Hairpiece design, fitting, and maintenance

Our beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois offers classes and resources to students in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to help prepare students for a career in the beauty industry. Enroll in a class at Pivot Point Academy to learn more about industries such as cosmetologyestheticsmakeup certification, and barbering.


  • 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.