Hair Design

As a Pivot Point member school, our Hair Design course encompasses a time-tested and internationally recognized curriculum, delivered through a systematic, step-by-step, hands-on approach that uses engaging and personal attention delivery methods.

Hair Design taken as a stand-alone program is 1700 clock hours in length. Depending upon your schedule and attendance, it takes approximately 12 months to complete. Hair Design can also be taken in combination with Esthetics and Nail Technology in a 2300 clock hour program.

Please note that the following combination programs are not currently being offered: Hair Design & Nail Technology,  2050 hours, and Hair Design & Esthetics, 1950 hours.

It all starts with the basics in our pre-clinic classes where we teach how to sculpt (cut) the 4 basic forms – that when properly combined, can create any hair design. We educate you about color theory and techniques so that you can artistically formulate hair color and highlights to achieve desired results.  We teach you about styling techniques that range from braiding to classic hairdressing to airwave styling and flat-iron finishing.  In addition, our training covers many elements of texture which includes various permanent waving and chemical relaxing techniques.

“Knowing why allows for the freedom to create.”  – Leo Passage, founder Pivot Point International

After completing the pre-clinic classes, our students begin practicing in our largest classroom – the student salon.  Students are closely supervised and assisted by experienced and licensed professional educators who provide encouragement and support as students continue learning on real people. Learning to communicate with your clients and understand their needs, providing excellent customer service and learning how to recommend professional products are some of the soft skills students practice along with the technical skills of hair design artistry.

Some other features of our programs:

  • Students progress through our programs in levels
  • Weekly lab classes build upon the skills developed in pre-clinic – our courses are designed to keep students learning the entire time they’re in school
  • Academic classes prepare students for the state licensing exam and consumer safety
  • Career development classes teach students the business basics of the professional beauty industry
  • Written and practical evaluations so students can monitor the development and progression of their knowledge and technical skills
  • Individual progress meetings with the campus Director every 7 weeks keep students informed of how they’re progressing through the program and help to keep them on track


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