Thank you for your interest in Pivot Point Academy | Wahl Barber Academy!

We’re excited to tell you more about everything our school has to offer.

Here’s what you can expect to happen next:

    • An admissions representative will contact you.

Our admissions team will give you a call so we can get to know more about you! This is a great time to discuss the program you’re most interested in. It’s also a good opportunity to ask any initial questions you may have.

    • You can schedule a tour.

Taking a tour of our school is the best way to get a feel for the student campus experience at Pivot Point Academy or Wahl Barber Academy! You’ll be able to check out our classrooms and student salon floor and even meet your future instructors and peers. You can learn a lot online these days, but a tour is a great way to understand our school’s culture and vibe.

    • You can learn more about financial aid.

Paying for beauty school is a big question for most students. That’s why we offer scholarships and financial aid* to those who qualify. Our financial aid officers can answer any questions you may have about financial aid. Whether you ask on your tour or over the phone, we’re here to help!

The experienced educators at Pivot Point Academy and Wahl Barber Academy are here to help you become the artist you were born to be!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify

About Pivot Point Academy

At our beauty school in Bloomingdale, Illinois, we offer innovative education in cosmetology, barbering, makeup, esthetics, and teacher training. Our objective is to not just teach the “how” of beauty techniques, but the “why” behind it. We seek to train creative, confident, adaptable beauty professionals who are ready for careers in the industry.

About Wahl Barber Academy

At our barber school in Chicago, Illinois, 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.

Want to see what our students are up to?

Follow us on Facebook (@PivotPointAcademy) and on Instagram (@pivotpoint_academy)!

Follow us on Facebook (@WahlBarberAcademy) and on Instagram (@wahlbarberacademy)!

Watch the magic unfold with @spanishbombsxbarber - it’s more than just a cut, it’s an experience. #wahlbarberacademy #wahlbarberacademychicago #chicagobarbers #chicagobarberschool #barberacademy
Meet Our Team! 

Nicholas Cobb is a committed husband, father, mentor, and Master Barber Instructor with 20+ years of technical and theoretical experience. He has a passion for education and the overall success of every student that crosses his path.

Nicholas’s goal is to cultivate the minds of our youth on the endless possibilities of the billion-dollar barbering industry and prepare every student to be career ready immediately after high school.

Thank you for your dedication, Mr. Cobb! 

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Empowered through every snip ✂️💁‍♀️ Breaking boundaries, one cut at a time. @firstlady_fadez 

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Wahl Professional @wahlpro is our proud partner of Wahl Barber Academy, a first of it’s kind barber-only school shaping the future of the barber industry. Meet some of our students and Academy leaders! 

Learn more about Wahl Barber Academy and request info: https://www.pivotpoint.edu/wahl-barber-academy/
Thank you, Sudeep, for your feedback and testimonial on our barber services! We're glad to lead the way for the future barber industry professionals, starting with training in razor-sharp skills. 

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From classic strokes to the finest details, every shave is a testament to our dedication to the art of grooming. ✨

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Watch as precision meets perfection! ✂️💈 Our barbers sculpting with razor-sharp finesse. #SmoothMoves #BarberArtistry #WahlBarberAcademy
Drumroll, please! Excited to announce the winners of our leadership scholarship. 🎓🏆 

Please meet Saul Espinosa and Alexandra Rodriguez!

In September of 2023, we opened up our leadership scholarship opportunity - we were looking for two people to be the next leader and influencer of the beauty and barbering industry. 

Our candidates submitted a written application and video application, explaining why they should be recognized as a leader. We were looking for candidates who have the capability and passion to become a contributor to the beauty industry going forward. This person would demonstrate high potential of leadership, be willing to become a role model for other beauty professionals, and demonstrate creativity and willingness to show up.

After a long process of collecting applications and working with our expert industry panel to find our two winners, it was ultimately decided that Saul (Wahl Barber Academy) and Alexandra (Pivot Point Academy) were our leaders.

Congratulations to you both for your dedication and passion - it has truly shone through. Here's to the next chapter of academic success! 📚✨ 

We invite you to follow Saul and Alexandra's journey, from beauty and barber school student to professionals. More information coming soon, be sure to follow us for more! 

#ScholarshipWinners #BeautyWithaPurpose #BrightFutures #CelebratingSuccess #FutureLeaders #IndustryLeaders
Elevate your style with just a click. ✨ Book your next cut online and let's redefine your look together. 💈✂️

 #BookNow #FreshCuts #StudentBarbers #wahlbarberacademy #chicagobarber #chicagobarbercuts
Transforming fades into masterpieces ✂️💈 Barber students perfecting the art of high top fades. 

#BarberLife #FadeGoals #StudentBarbers #wahlbarberacademy
Part 2: Interview with @wahlpro educator @mrwrencuts and our student barber @mthebarber ! We’re inspired by the passion for our industry 🙌

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Part 1: Interview with @wahlpro educator @mrwrencuts and our student barber @mthebarber ! We’re inspired by the passion for our industry 🙌

#wahlbarberacademy #wahlbarberacademychicago #wahlpro #chicagobarberacademy #chicagobarberschool
Welcome Mihir and Santino to Wahl Barber Academy! We can't wait to watch you grow as future barber professionals.

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Our student barbers are ready to see you! Our full-service clinic is open Monday - Friday for all your grooming needs. Call us at (847) 383-9780 or schedule online. Link in bio! 

 #wahlbarberacademychicago #wahlbarberacademy #chicagobarberschool #chicagobarbers #barberworld #barbertraining #BarberingJourney #chicagobarbers #chicagobarbershop  #chicagobarberstylist
Take a look inside our classroom 📚 Our curriculum doesn't define hair sculptures as "womens" or "mens" cuts. We believe that barbers should be trained in all sculpture techniques, long or short. 

Preparing the future generation of barbers to take on anything with confidence! 

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To prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, and guests, we will be closed Friday, January 12th. Please stay safe & stay warm! 

Our team is still available via e-mail or text (224) 308-1600 ❄️ Resuming regular business hours Monday, January 15th.


  • 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.