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Pivot Point Academy

Pivot Point Academy - Bloomingdale, IL


Pivot Point Academy is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Pivot Point Academy is a name that is well recognized by beauty professionals. We have a strong commitment to our mission of empowering you - our next generation of beauty professionals. Through hands-on learning and a fun and active curriculum, we will prepare you for your future career in the beauty industry. Your education will help you be able to design the career you want in beauty.

We offer collaborative and innovative cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, makeup, and beauty classes for people in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about our programs, call 847-985-5900. We are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns about our Beauty School and classes for future beauty professionals. Please ask about our Pivot Point Alumni discount and check on available scholarships. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Our cosmetology, barber and esthetics programs include an iPad, where much of the curriculum is taught in conjunction with a social learning experience. Our salon & spa floor gives students the experience needed to develop their craft and work with clients. Our curriculum includes technical training along with state board prep.


1,500 hours (full time day)

Our Cosmetology program provides an innovative and comprehensive course to enhance your hairdressing and beauty skills. It is designed to give our graduates the skills and use your creativity to become a confident beauty professional. This Cosmetology class will also help enhance your client and retail skills to ensure you are able to brand yourself as a competent hairdresser and beauty professional. A portion of the Cosmetology program is dedicated to designing a resume and portfolio that displays your skills and experience.

Experience Cosmetology the way it should be taught. Hands on learning with highly educated instructors/educators, first on mannequins, then in a salon environment. The teaching staff provides fundamental skills needed along with business skills to prepare you for a successful career in beauty.


750 hours (day or evening schedule)

Our Esthetician program offers all the knowledge necessary to begin your career in skin care. We are an esthetician school that provides comprehensive esthetician classes and training for future estheticians. Our esthetics education programs and educators are committed to providing you the foundational and advanced techniques practiced in the field today. Through our partnership with The International Dermal Institute (IDI), a leader in advanced esthetics training, we provide our students online access to our esthetics educational materials combined with cutting-edge technical videos and resources from IDI. The Esthetic Program includes MUD's Exclusive 84-Hour Beauty Essentials Course and Level I Make-up Certification and since 2018 Pivot Point esthetic students are now also PCA certified!

Our curriculum covers a variety of skin care 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.

MUD Make-Up

Certification (day or evening schedule)

Make-up Designory is partnering with Pivot Point Academy to take make-up education to the next level. This exclusive 84-Hour Beauty Essentials Course and Level I Make-up certification provides leading education in the craft of make-up artistry, as well as in related fields that are specific to the needs of both the novice and the experienced artist. Make-up Designory (MUD) courses are designed for those seeking to broaden and increase their knowledge and are taught by MUD certified instructors. Each course requires specific tools for the class, while helping to build a kit for professional use. MUD promises quality, long-lasting wearability, flawless application and radiantly accurate color. With our systematic lines, precision tools, how-to guides and insider tips, we’ve eliminated the frustrating guesswork. Just simple, smart, versatile make-up.


1500 hours (part time evening)

Barbering – There has never been more of a demand for a well-trained professional barber, as more and more men are looking to get a great cut and relaxing shave. Our barbering program was developed to produce industry-ready graduates with refined technical skills and business strategy. Our curriculum features hair cutting, men’s shaving, grooming, and basic skin care, along with all of the skills that give barbers a robust repertoire that are current with the industry trends.

Our Barber Program was developed to address the skills that are needed today to compete in the men’s market of grooming.

Barber – Crossover (part time day/evening)

Already have an active Illinois cosmetology license? Pivot Point Academy can accept up to 1000 hours toward the required 1500 hours. Our Barber Crossover program offers a multi-level barber program that provides hands-on training in; precision haircutting, color and texture, basic skincare, shaving and grooming. Graduates will walk away with the skills necessary to successful build/extend their career.

Cosmetology Instructor

500/1000 hours

Are you ready to empower the next generation of artistic designers and cosmetology students with education and the experience you have gained in your career? Pivot Point’s Mindful Teaching™ coursebook 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. Our Cosmetology Teacher Training Program prepares instructors for a future career in the field of teaching.

To qualify for the 500 hours program students must have 2+ years of experience and maintain an active license the entire time.


144C East Lake Street




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