Wahl Barber Academy in Chicago, IL will equip future barbers with the skills needed to perform at the industry’s highest levels. 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.

Wahl Barber Academy

Welcome to Wahl Barber Academy, a fresh addition to the vibrant barbering scene in Chicago, IL. Built for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, our academy is for those who are seeking to join the barbering world.

State-of-the-art Facility

Our brand-new Academy comes with all the amenities of a high-end barber academy.


Comprehensive Education

Top-notch education from experienced barber educators and barber guest artists. Pivot Point Barber fundamentals: curriculum, Pivot Point and Wahl tools combined as an amazing kit and high-end products create an outstanding learning experience.


Day Hours
Monday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–4:45 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–4:45 pm
Sunday Closed

These hours are subject to change.

Programs Offered at Wahl Barber Academy

Our barber program can provide comprehensive training across all facets of the trade, encompassing the art of haircuts, shaves, beard grooming, and beyond. Led by seasoned instructors who bring a wealth of experience, our hands-on learning environment offers the ideal platform to refine your skills and cultivate a profound mastery of the craft. Embrace the opportunity to unleash your potential and embark on a transformative journey at Wahl Barber Academy.

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Exploring Chicago’s Barbering Community

Chicago stands as an exceptional location for students eager to immerse themselves in the art of barbering, thanks to its thriving community and rich cultural heritage surrounding this craft. The city has an unwavering passion for barbering, evident in its countless barbershops and dedicated professionals who have elevated the trade. Students embarking on their barbering journey in Chicago can not only be exposed to a diverse clientele but also can be immersed in a supportive community that embraces and celebrates the significance of grooming and style.


  • 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.