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Teacher Training

Are you ready to empower the next generation of students of artistic designers, barbers, estheticians, and cosmetologists with the education and experience you have gained in your career?

Gain an Instructor License in the Beauty Industry

The objective of all Teacher Training Courses is to prepare the licensed professional to become a well-trained and well-rounded instructor. Pivot Point Academy strives to teach a variety of techniques and principles that graduates will be able to rely on throughout their teaching careers.

We offer an exclusive 500 Clock Hour (additional requirements for qualification), 750 Clock Hour (Esthetics only), or a 1000 Clock Hour Teacher Training Program (Barber, Cosmetology) to gain your instructor license. These are on-campus courses with 10% distance learning for the 1000 clock hour program. These programs are available for:

  • Barber (new!)
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics (new!)

Course Description

All Teacher Training Courses consist of theoretical and practical instruction. The students demonstrate their knowledge of all subject matter in theory and application, through the completion of required written and practical applications. This curriculum and course of study are designed to instruct a student in basic teaching methods and Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™ while instructing with the latest in interactive education and technology. It is anticipated, for the effective implementation of this course, that the student is proficient in the art and practice of their licensed profession.

Following sound training principles, the course provides an opportunity for each student to observe and assist experienced teachers in the performance of their duties, to perform skill demonstrations, to have supervised practice teaching, and to thoroughly study the principles of teaching. The course permits the student to apply, in a classroom atmosphere, the practices and theories to which they are exposed in the course while under the supervision of a licensed educator.

Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching

Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™ sourcebook consists of theoretical and practical instruction. The cosmetology curriculum and courses of study are designed to instruct a teacher trainee in teaching methods that are efficient and effective in the classroom. In addition, we include a seat for the following business training programs:

  • Prosper U
  • BaaB (social media training)

Teaching Students

Teacher Training (Cosmetology)

Our Teacher Training (Cosmetology) course is your first step toward becoming a valued mentor in the lives of Cosmetology students. The Cosmetology instructors at our beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois help students learn and practice the latest hairdressing, nail care, skincare, and makeup techniques utilized in the industry by beauty professionals. Our cosmetology instructor class and the program will help you gain the necessary skills to earn a Cosmetology instructor license and prepare you for the IL state exam.

Additional Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admissions requirements, the applicant must be a currently licensed cosmetologist or esthetician. Proof of active license is required. In the state of Illinois, cosmetology teachers may also teach esthetics and/or nail technology provided they have demonstrated skills in these areas.

To qualify for the 500 Clock Hour Teacher Training, you need to have at least two years of practical experience as a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician within 5 years preceding the examination.

Course Phase 1 (240 Hours)
During Phase 1 students will receive instruction on seven modules including Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™, Brain Basics, and Learning, Preparing to Teach, Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, Assessing Learner Progress, and The Art of Teaching. This phase will also review the state licensing requirements and business methods.

Course Phase 2 (260 Hours)
As students will progress to Phase 2 they will begin interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and student salon and spa and shadowing a cosmetology teacher.

Course Phase 3 (500 Hours – only for the 1000 Clock Hour Course)
Phase 3 students will continue their postgraduate training on all areas of the teacher training course while interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and student salon and spa while completing an intern development journal.

Teacher Training Barber

The barbering industry is an exciting and growing business. Do you have a passion for sharing and inspiring future barbers? Do you want to be one of the top educators in the industry? Look no future with our proven teach techniques you will do just that.

Our Teacher Training Barber course is your first step toward becoming a valued mentor in the lives of future barbers.  Our barber instructor class and the program will help you gain the necessary skills to earn a Barber Instructor license and prepare you for the IL state exam.

Additional Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admissions requirements, the applicant must be currently a licensed barber. Proof of active license is required.

To qualify for the 500 Clock Hour Teacher Training, you need to have at least three years of practical experience as a licensed barber within 5 years preceding the examination.

Course Phase 1 (240 Hours)
During Phase 1 students will receive instruction on seven modules including Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™, Brain Basics, and Learning, Preparing to Teach, Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, Assessing Learner Progress, and The Art of Teaching. This phase will also review the state licensing requirements and business methods.

Course Phase 2 (260 Hours)
As students will progress to Phase 2 they will begin interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and student salon and barber clinic and shadowing a licensed barber teacher.

Course Phase 3 (500 Hours – only for the 1000 Clock Hour Course)
Phase 3 students will continue their postgraduate training on all areas of the teacher training course while interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and student salon and barber clinic while completing an intern development journal.

Teacher Training Esthetics

Our Teacher Training Esthetics will enable you to earn an Esthetics Instructor license and prepare you for the IL state exam.  With confidence in core teaching knowledge, needed critical thinking,  and successfully mastering the IL state exam, you are qualified to teach and empower the next generation of skincare professionals beyond entry-level proficiency and necessary skills to start their journey for a sustainable career.

Additional Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admissions requirements in this handbook, the applicant must be a currently licensed esthetician or cosmetologist. Proof of active license is required.

In addition at least two years of practical experience as a licensed professional in the field of study within 5 years preceding the examination.

In the state of Illinois, esthetics teachers may also teach cosmetology and/or nail technology provided they have demonstrated skills in these areas.

Course Phase 1 (240 Hours)
During Phase 1 students will receive instruction on seven modules including Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™, Brain Basics, and Learning, Preparing to Teach, Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, Assessing Learner Progress, and The Art of Teaching. This phase will also review the state licensing requirements and business methods.

Course Phase 2 (260 Hours)
As students will progress to Phase 2 they will begin interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and sand spa environment.

Course Phase 3 (250 Hours – only for the 750 Clock Hour Course)
In the final portion of this course, Phase 3 students will continue their postgraduate training on all areas of the teacher training course while interning under the direction of a licensed instructor in the classroom and spa environment while completing an intern development journal.

Student Kit Teacher Training

At the start of each program, Pivot Point Academy equips students with a Student Teacher Training Kit that includes high-quality tools you’ll need to begin your educator career. You also can add an iPad (optional) needed to access our interactive learning platform Learn About Beauty (LAB).

Recommended Blogs

These blogs are here to provide you with information for your journey towards becoming an instructor.

Mindful teaching – Teach the Next Generation of Barbers, Esthetieticians, and Hair Stylists as an Instructor with our Teacher Training Programs.

Business Training – Increasing the Salon Readiness of our students.

This is what our Teacher Training Participants say
Teacher Trainer Cosmetology

Brittany S. Teacher Trainee with students phase 2

Student Teacher Trainee Brittany S“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., 2021

We strive to make our student salon a positive, fun environment. Guests like this get to enjoy some pampering and our students get to practice beauty techniques! ✂️

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Check out this stunning hair transformation! @hairbydensity added some pink to her mom’s hair to switch up her look. ✨

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Is it your dream to teach students about cosmetology, barbering, or esthetics? If so, our Teacher Training Courses can help you get started! Visit our website to learn more. → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Pamper yourself with a relaxing LED light therapy treatment🧖‍♀️, like this one performed by our student @lueurdeluna.artistry!

If you’re a current student, don’t forget to tag us in your work for a chance to be featured on our social media!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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If you’re passionate about men’s grooming, our barber program might be perfect for you! Students in this program can learn hair cutting, men’s grooming, shaving, and more. 💈 The next start dates are June 6th and July 11th!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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If you've always wanted to pursue your passion for beauty, there's no time like the present. We have classes beginning in June, so make sure to start the application process today! We can't wait for you to start your journey!
This guest wanted blue hair and @beauty.by_katiew made it happen! 💙 If you suddenly want vibrant hair now, come and see one of our amazing students!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Interested in the world of beauty but are wondering what exactly a cosmetologist is? Look no further! We have all the information on cosmetologists and what they do! Learn more about this industry at our blog!
Interested in mentoring young beauty students? Learn to teach the next generation of beauty students with our teacher training programs! Watch this video to discover the best teaching path for you! 🤩
If you’re passionate about beauty, there’s a program for you here at Pivot Point Academy. ✨ Our programs include:

- Cosmetology
- Barbering
- Esthetics
- Teacher Training
 
Whether you’re new to this industry or you’ve been a beauty professional for years, we can help you level up your skills. Visit our website for more information! → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Look at these gorgeous highlights done by @emma.moffittbeauty! 🤩 She did a great job, especially considering it was her first time providing a color service to a guest!

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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We’re glad to hear this guest was happy with his haircut! If you’ve visited our student salon or attended our school, feel free to leave us a review as well. We love getting feedback from both guests and students.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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May 16th 10:00-12:00 @nolanthebarber 
In-Depth Freestyle Education in Sculpting (2 CEU hours credited) 
-Develop a better understanding of your own creative flow
-Open a new perspective to structure your graphics 
$25.00 for 2 hour CEU class/credit 
Reserve your seat on our website: 

https://www.pivotpoint.edu/event/sculpt-your-mind-depth-freestyle-education-by-nolanthebarber/
@hairbykaitlinalice refreshed this guest’s dark brown hair and added some peekaboo highlights. We love the way it turned out! 💖

If you’re a current student, we want to help you build your clientele! Tag us in your photos, use our location tag, or use #pivotpointacademy for a chance to be featured on our social media.

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Are you a licensed professional looking for a way to share your love for cosmetology, barbering, or esthetics? Our Teacher Training Courses are designed to prepare licensed beauty professionals to become well-informed, versatile instructors. Learn more on our website! → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Welcome to our newest Pivot Point Academy Barbers! Looking forward to your journey with us! ✨💈#pivotpoint #iampivotpoint #pivotpointacademy
@celli_cutz  @chevelito
Congratulations to Israel @beards_fadesandblades 💈on being the first 1500 hour Barber of Pivot Point Academy!✨ we are proud! #iampivotpoint #pivotpoint #pivotpointacademy
No bleach or hair color was needed for this hair transformation! Our student @kelley_hairandmakeup freshened up her classmate’s hair with a quick, beautiful haircut. Well done! ✂️

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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You can express your creativity and boost people’s confidence by pursuing a future in barbering. 💈 The first step is starting your barber education, so visit our website to find out if our barber program is right for you! → Link in bio

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Being proud of your work is what it is all about. ✨ Practice makes improvement! @eye.yah.nahhh 
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We’re obsessed with this sunset-inspired hair done by @desigirl_cosmo! ☀️ Vivid hair doesn’t get much better than this! 

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Thank you @salonbuzzchi for educating our students today!! ✨ #iampivotpoint #pivotpoint #pivotpointacademy
Ready for your future in beauty to begin? Pivot Point Academy is ready for you! Classes begin this spring so get started with your application process today! 
Barbering Start Dates:
💈April 4
💈May 2
Cosmetology Start Dates:
✂️April 26
✂️June 21

Testimonials

  • 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.