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Students learn in both a theory and practical environment by having dedicated classroom time for course work and student salon time where students put their knowledge into action and learn hands on experience and important client relations.

Students will learn from Pivot Point International Inc.’s Salon Fundamentals Text Book series.

“I invite you to explore with us the uniqueness of Pivot Point International, Inc.  Join our artistic community.  Embark on your own journey of lifelong learning.  Let us help empower you to reach the highest levels of artistic hair design.  Our designers analyze, envision and plan their work.  Then, and only then, do they begin to create the finished hair design.  At Pivot Point we believe in the importance of teaching a hair designer why as well as how something works.”

Leo Passage
Founder, Pivot Point International, Inc.


LAB

Students will have access to LAB “Learn About Beauty” a unique and truly creative online learning experience!  Take your education to the next level with technology.  LAB combines social media and education materials into an electronic version that is accessible on internet connected devices.  Just imagine your textbooks, assignments, daily objectives, and classmate interactions all within the touch of a finger!

LAB is currently available for cosmetology students.  A version for nails and esthetics is coming soon!

Cosmetology Course Overview

Students can expect to complete this program between 12 – 15 months depending on the course scheduled elected by the student and satisfactory progress is maintained.

Course Objectives

The objective of the cosmetology course is to acquaint students with all aspects of cosmetology to receive the well-rounded educational foundation needed to successfully pass the state licensing examination and become successful designers.  

Course Description

The cosmetology course (SOC Code 39-5012) is offered through four Phases of instruction.

Phase One Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Trichology, Hair Design, Chemical Texture, Hair Sculpting and Salon Success.  Study in these areas will explore sculpting and designing services for all hair types

Phase Two Students continue their education with classes in Electricity, Skin Care, Nails, Wigology, Color, Salon Success, and advanced workshops in Sculpting.  Students will put their education into action starting in Phase Two by working on guests in the student salon.  Students will work on developing communication and technical skills and the practice of appropriate infection control and safety procedures as they work on clients under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Phase Three Students will learn topics including Professional Development, Salon Ecology, Anatomy/Physiology, Chemistry, Salon Business, Design Decisions, Salon Success, and advanced workshops in Hair Design.  Students will work on improving guest relations, technical skills and efficiency.  

Phase Four Students will review and prepare for state licensure, and continue with advanced workshops in Sculpting, Texture, Hair Design, and Color.

Cosmetology Phases of Instruction

  • Phase One / 270 Hours
  • Phase Two / 360 Hours
  • Phase Three / 510 Hours
  • Phase Four / 360 Hours

Instructional Methods

Within the course students will be taught through audiovisual presentations, lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences, questions and answer sessions, discussions, and written and practical testing.

Grading and Evaluation Procedures

Students are evaluated and tested based on their technical skills and theoretical knowledge.  The evaluation of progress is administered through written tests and practical exams.  Students are required to take all exams and complete all assignments within the course curriculum and described and/or assigned.  Written exams are graded on a point system that is then converted to a percentage.  The converted percentages will be used when determining the grade average.  Practical exams are graded with a pass/fail system. Students receive a pass/fail on specific criteria know as Elements.  Each passed Element within a practical exam will receive a point. Points are then tallied and issued a percentage score based upon total number of Elements covered.  All students are required to pass all phases/segments in order to move on to the next phase/segment.  Exams may be timed in order to assess the student’s timing and efficiency against the standards in the beauty industry.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is based on percentages.  Letter grades are not issued.  Scores of 85% to 100% are considered to be satisfactory (passing).

Esthetician Course Overview

Students can expect to complete this program in 6 months and satisfactory progress is maintained.

Course Objectives

The goal of the esthetics course (SOC Code 39-5094) is to instruct students on the artistic and scientific principles of esthetics including theory, concepts and applications.  The course includes the study of esthetics.  With a strong technical background and strong people skills, graduates will have the resources necessary to become successful estheticians.

Course Description

Esthetics students study the art of skin care in theory, concept, and application in addition to the study of skin and the analysis of skin types, conditions, maintenance, and corrective facial treatments.  Students further receive training in the art of makeup application for both day and evening.  Techniques for hair removal, using strip and non-strip wax techniques (excluding electrolysis), will also be covered.

Student will also discover the proper procedures to sanitize and disinfect equipment, implements and supplies, including the appropriate sanitary measures for the protection of oneself, the sap/salon, and the client.

Areas of Study

Sanitation and Disinfection
Chemistry
Safety Precautions
Theory Demonstration
Client Consultations

Personal Hygiene
Hair Removal
Law and Rules
Other Related Theory
Skin Care

Professional Ethics and Salesmanship
Anatomy and Physiology of Skin
Use and Maintenance of Equipment
Skin Conditions and Treatments
Professional Makeup Practical

Total Clock Hours 600

Instructional Methods

Within the course students will be taught through audiovisual presentations, lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences, questions and answer sessions, discussions, and written and practical testing.

Grading and Evaluation Procedures

Students are evaluated and tested based on their technical skills and theoretical knowledge.  The evaluation of progress is administered through written tests and practical exams.  Students are required to take all exams and complete all assignments within the course curriculum and described and/or assigned.  Written exams are graded on a point system that is then converted to a percentage.  The converted percentages will be used when determining the grade average.  Practical exams are graded with a pass/fail system. Students receive a pass/fail on specific criteria know as Elements.  Each passed Element within a practical exam will receive a point. Points are then tallied and issued a percentage score based upon total number of Elements covered.  All students are required to pass all phases/segments in order to move on to the next phase/segment.  Exams may be timed in order to assess the student’s timing and efficiency against the standards in the beauty industry.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is based on percentages.  Letter grades are not issued.  Scores of 85% to 100% are considered to be satisfactory (passing).

Manicuring Course Overview

Students can expect to complete this program in three months if they attend full time and are in satisfactory progress.

Course Objectives

The objective of our Manicuring Course (SOC Code 39-5092) is to acquaint students with all aspects of nail technology in order to provide them with the well-rounded background they need to become successful nail technicians.  The Manicuring course is designed to prepare students for the state-licensing exam and for entry into the professional nail industry.

Course Description

Students will learn the important aspects of sanitation and disinfection; the basics of all nail services, as well as product application and techniques.  Also included is the artistic side of nails, namely nail art, In addition, students will receive preparation for the state licensing examination, which must be passed in order to practice in the profession.

The Manicuring Course consists of 350 hours of theoretical and practical instruction.  Subject matter covers manicures, pedicures, nail diseases and disorders.

Total Clock Hours = 350

 

Instructional Methods

Within the course students will be taught through audiovisual presentations, lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences, questions and answer sessions, discussions, and written and practical testing.

Grading and Evaluation Procedures

Students are evaluated and tested based on their technical skills and theoretical knowledge.  The evaluation of progress is administered through written tests and practical exams.  Students are required to take all exams and complete all assignments within the course curriculum and described and/or assigned.  Written exams are graded on a point system that is then converted to a percentage.  The converted percentages will be used when determining the grade average.  Practical exams are graded with a pass/fail system. Students receive a pass/fail on specific criteria know as Elements.  Each passed Element within a practical exam will receive a point. Points are then tallied and issued a percentage score based upon total number of Elements covered.  All students are required to pass all phases/segments in order to move on to the next phase/segment.  Exams may be timed in order to assess the student’s timing and efficiency against the standards in the beauty industry.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is based on percentages.  Letter grades are not issued.  Scores of 85% to 100% are considered to be satisfactory (passing).