EMPOWER THROUGH EDUCATION

 

At Pivot Point International, we believe it’s our responsibility to evolve hair and beauty education, challenging the status quo. For over 50 years, our continual commitment to creating rich educational experiences and developing best-in-class educational content, has enabled us to foster over 1 million individuals, on six continents, as they realize sustainable careers within the beauty industry. We know what drives beauty professionals to succeed—what they see as relevant to further their career; we provide education, tools and a community in which to thrive. Pivot Point International’s philosophy of lifelong learning, combined with our offerings, encourage growth and professionalism in an industry that is built on products and services that help everyone look and feel their best.

LEAD TEAM

PAUL SUTTLES  

PAUL SUTTLES

Senior Director, Education Implementation

Paul’s goal as Senior Director of Education Implementation is to capitalize on the strengths of each team member to ensure we bring our customers a well-rounded implementation strategy, with progressive tools that will inspire, motivate and empower the industry to continue to raise the bar of excellence.

Paul has diverse and dedicated experience within the beauty industry. He has directed and participated in a number of editorial photo shoots with renowned artists, including celebrated photographer Babak, and has been featured in industry trade publications that include Modern Salon, South African Hairdressers Journal, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, Penteados, Beauty & Hair, Estetica Italia, Inspire and Canadian Hairdresser.

     
DANIEL DUNWORTH  

DANIEL DUNWORTH

Field Educator + Education Coordinator

As a licensed Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Instructor, Daniel has the privilege of sharing Pivot Point® education globally. Mixing technology within the classroom and seeing others find inspiration in the hair designs he creates fuels his passion as a Field Educator. Daniel has performed hair on stage at ABS and has provided education in almost all of the 50 United States!

     
JASON RUSSELL  

JASON RUSSELL

Field Educator

Sharing Pivot Point education globally as a stylist and licensed Cosmetology Instructor is a dream come true for Jason. His goal when working with students, stylists and instructors around the world is to ignite passion for the beauty industry and provide each one with a phenomenonal educational experience that will lead to a long and prosperous career. The greatest joy that he experiences from his job as a Field Educator comes from helping thousands of beauty professionals hone their creativity and practical skills. Jason has facilitated trainings at all major events: ISSE, ABS, Premier, Creative Jam, CEA and AACS. He is involved with on-set production for Pivot Point educational materials and trend releases and his work has been featured in Modern Salon Magazine and on Modernsalon.com.


ORIENTATION CLASSES

FUNDAMENTALS OVERVIEW

LAB OVERVIEW

METHODOLOGY
CLASSES GENERAL SESSIONS

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

LIFECYCLE OF A LEARNER

TEAM BUILDING

THEACHING RETAIL SUCCESS

METHODOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY

CONNECTED GENERATION

BLENDING TECHNOLOGY

ENRICHING THE BLEND

FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM

METHODOLOGY
MINDFUL TEACHING

101 - ANSWERING THE CALL: MINDFUL TEACHING + YOU

201 - BRAIN BASICS + LEARNING

301 - PREPARING TO TEACH

401 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

501 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

601 - ACCESSING LEARNER PROGRESS

701 - THE ART OF TEACHING

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

META: MEN

FUNDAMENTALS HAIR DESIGN

FUNDAMENTALS COLOR

FUNDAMENTALS SCULPTURE

SALONABILITY - CUT&COLOR

SALONABILITY - LONG HAIR


ORIENTATION CLASSES

FUNDAMENTALS OVERVIEW

The Fundamentals Overview teaches you how to successfully implement a revolutionary learning system that helps students transform information into learning that deepens meaning and relevance. This comprehensive beauty education library is designed for successful passing of licensure and entry-level proficiency.

6 HOURS 

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LAB OVERVIEW

LAB Overview helps you connect with today’s tech-savvy learners in new ways. Learn how to make positive changes to your classroom and ensure this connected generation not only learns, but has fun sharing, connecting and curating an enjoyable experience.

6 HOURS

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METHODOLOGY CLASSES

GENERAL SESSIONS

MODERN MOMENTUM: 4 “E's” LEARNING STRATEGIES

Maintaining classroom engagement with today’s students can be more challenging than ever. The trick is to cultivate a learner-centered environment that is the perfect blend of fun, challenges and motivation. Understanding the “Four E’s”—Explore, Engage, Experience, Expand—will enhance engagement and bring your students into a world of active learning.

4 HOURS

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LIFECYCLE OF A LEARNER

Successful beauty education professionals know the power of word-of-mouth advertising and that transforming doubt into joy is key to shaping a learner’s experience. Join Pivot Point as we take you through the lifecycle of a learner, where we reveal the key milestones in the student’s emotional journey through various stages of their program. You’ll leave the class with concrete examples of how to recognize and define learner milestones, transform their moments of doubt into joy and provide students with a positive learning experience they will share everywhere.

1.5 HOURS

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TEAM BUILDING

Reenergize and reconnect your team with this fun and motivating session. Teams will explore and build upon communication, understanding, motivation, support and many other concepts that help unite individuals and build momentum for collaborating in the workplace.

3 HOURS

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TEACHING RETAIL SUCCESS

Retail results are improved through the use of professional recommendation skills. Just like passing on a good recommendation to someone we know, professionals use their recommendation skills to help clients achieve successful results. Throughout this presentation educators are offered tips for improving retail results through education.

1 HOUR

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METHODOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

CONNECTED GENERATION

Understanding Today’s Tech-Savvy Learner I What exactly is the Connected Generation? Find out what motivates and drives “Gen-C” learner–the ones who have redefined social, commercial and educational interactions! By “getting” this latest generation who’s entered the classroom, you’ll be able to create a more fullfilling educational experience, keeping students socially and educationally engaged—encouraging for both you and your learners.

1.5 HOURS

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BLENDING TECHNOLOGY

Suggestions for Incorporating Technology in the Classroom I “Blending Technology” is an educational seminar that will provide an inside look at the latest in educational tools, websites and apps used in successful learning environments. Educators will learn how to maximize the use of personal devices to create engaging learner-centric educational content. You will gain insight into the purpose and principals for incorporating devices into your classrooms; explore unique strategies for using technology in the classroom; compare various website and app suggestions; and identify ways to show proof of learning from the student. Learn how incorporating technology in the classroom helps educator maximize the use of electronic devices in their classroom and help with the discovery and practice of information in a fun, energetic and collaborative environment.

4 HOURS

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ENRICHING THE BLEND

Increase Engagement Level Through Technology | Technology can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to start! Learn progressive strategies for incorporating technology in your classroom. Bring invaluable tools like the web, apps and proven learning tools like Bloom’s Taxonomy to your classroom with a step-by-step method. Discover why it’s important to blend education and technology and how to best align it with classroom activities–making sure your students get the most out of learning.

2 HOURS

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FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM

Modernizing Classrooms for Today’s Learners |Shake things up by creating a more learner-centric environment instead of taking the traditional lecture-and-homework approach. Learn about the “flipped classroom,” where educators coach students as a “guide-on-the-side” and learners collaborate in a modernized, energetic environment. Explore strategies on how to “flip” your classroom using pre-recorded lesson content and by recording your lectures and presentations.

4 HOURS

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METHODOLOGY

MINDFUL TEACHING

101 - ANSWERING THE CALL: MINDFUL TEACHING + YOU

Top-notch educators are enthusiastic learners who answered a calling from within. They know it takes passion, hard work and a commitment to lifelong learning to be successful. Learn to tap into your own internal motivation, understand the personal and professional realities of teaching, and explore practical guidelines for finding a job in your new career.

  • 101.1 Qualities of a Mindful Teacher - 2 hrs
  • 101.2 Responsibilities of a Mindful Teacher - 2 hrs
  • 101.3 Challenges of Modern Teaching - 2 hrs
  • 101.4 Qualifications for Teaching - 2 hrs
  • 101.5 Employment Opportunities - 2 hrs

10 HOURS

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201 - BRAIN BASICS + LEARNING

The human brain is a supercomputer tailor-made for learning and growth. Once you understand how it processes new information, you’ll be able to tap into that knowledge and implement various instructional strategies that reach students in deeper and more meaningful ways.

  • 201.1 Brain-Compatible Learning - 2 hrs
  • 201.2 Attention - 2 hrs
  • 201.3 Memory - 2 hrs
  • 201.4 Retention - 2 hrs
  • 201.5 Transfer - 2 hrs
  • 201.6 Readiness Phase - 2 hrs
  • 201.7 Delivery Phase - 2 hrs
  • 201.8 Performance Phase - 2 hrs
  • 201.9 Transfer Phase - 2 hrs

18 HOURS

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301 - PREPARING TO TEACH

Would you like more control of the classroom? Savvy educators know that those who prioritize content and plan lessons in advance make the best use of class time. Learning some tools and strategies in preparation for teaching will put you in control–not them–and help keep learners engaged and motivated.

  • 301.1 Organizing the Course Syllabus - 2 hrs
  • 301.2 Prioritizing Content - 2 hrs
  • 301.3 Developing Learning Outcomes - 2 hrs
  • 301.5 Structure of the Lesson Plan - 2 hrs
  • 301.6 Developing + Evaluating - 2 hrs

12 HOURS

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401 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Respect and cooperation in the classroom don’t have to be the exception! When you learn solid classroom management skills, you can create an environment where students have a confident, self-reliant approach to learning and actually work together to accomplish their goals..

  • 401.1 Managing the Physical Space - 2 hrs
  • 401.2 Dealing with Classroom Disruptions - 2 hrs
  • 401.3 Recognzing Achievement - 2 hrs
  • 401.4 Promoting Cooperation - 2 hrs
  • 401.5 Promoting Responsibility - 2 hrs
  • 401.6 Frequently Asked Quesitons About Classroom Management - 2 hrs

12 HOURS

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501 - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The secret to assisting discovery in today’s fast-paced classrooms is blending best practice instructional methods with an interactive process that takes learning beyond the textbook. Learn techniques and methodologies for this that model the natural cycle of learning.

  • 501.1 Fundamentals of Instruction - 2 hrs
  • 501.2 Introduction of a Lesson - 2 hrs
  • 501.3 Lecture - 2 hrs
  • 501.4 Discussion - 2 hrs
  • 501.5 Demonstration - 2 hrs
  • 501.6 Application - 2 hrs
  • 501.7 Assessment - 2 hrs
  • 501.8 Questioning - 2 hrs
  • 501.9 Instructional Support Materials - 2 hrs
  • 501.10 The Four Phases of Mindful Teaching - 2 hrs
  • 501.11 Activate Learner Interest - 2 hrs
  • 501.12 Connet to Prior Knowledge - 2 hrs
  • 501.13 Communicate Expectations - 2 hrs
  • 501.14 Frame the Content - 2 hrs
  • 501.15 Exchange Ideas - 2 hrs
  • 501.16 Probe With Questions - 2 hrs
  • 501.18 Apply - 2 hrs
  • 501.19 Assess - 2 hrs
  • 501.20 Validate - 2 hrs

40 HOURS

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601 - ACCESSING LEARNER PROGRESS

Ongoing communication about where learners stand in their learning progress helps them take responsibility for their own learning. This ability, known as “self-directed learning,” helps learners succeed throughout their careers. By highlighting the link between assessment and learning, this unit helps build relationships with learners that motivate and inspire them to reach their full potential.

  • 601.1 Why Assessment Matters - 2 hrs
  • 601.2 How an Assessment System Works - 2 hrs
  • 601.3 Assessment Methods - 2 hrs
  • 601.4 Feedback - 2 hrs
  • 601.5 Scoring and Grading - 2 hrs
  • 601.6 Standardized Achievement Tests and Licensure - 2 hrs

12 HOURS

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701 - THE ART OF TEACHING

Learn and practice the art of teaching in ways that will make your journey to teaching excellence more stimulating, inspiring–and less confusing–for both educators and students.

The mediocre teacher tells;
The good teacher explains;
the superior teacher shows;
And the mindful teacher inspires.

  • 701.1 Checklists and Planning Organizers - 2 hrs
  • 701.2 Presentation Skills - 2 hrs
  • 701.3 Student Salon Supervision - 2 hrs
  • 701.4 Teaching Strategies - 2 hrs
  • 701.5 Challengin Teaching Scenarios - 2 hrs
  • 701.6 Special Learing Needs - 2 hrs

12 HOURS

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HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

META: MEN

This hands-on training offers 8 looks, 4 classic and 4 contemporary, to inspire stylists and arm them with fresh ideas to share with their male clients. The versatile designs are suitable for a range of men from busy professionals to trendy low-maintenance looks.

2 DAYS

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FUNDAMENTALS HAIR DESIGN

Gain a deeper understanding of Pivot Point’s unique hair design concepts in this in this theory and hands-on combination class. You’ll grasp new, high-impact ideas on form, balance, direction and texture, while working on concepts that include base control, roller control, air forming and thermal ironing techniques.

1 DAY

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FUNDAMENTALS COLOR

Explore how color combines with form and texture to create a total design composition. Learn how to visualize, then create unique color designs, while gaining a firm understanding of color considerations and placement.

1 DAY

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FUNDAMENTALS SCULPTURE

Explore strategies to engage students in ladies and men’s hair sculpting. This theory and hands-on combination class includes the concepts of the four basic forms, sculpting procedures, and women’s and men’s techniques.

1 DAY

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SALONABILITY - CUT&COLOR

Our clients are individuals and their hairstyles should be as well! Cut&Color’s hands-on workshops will help you be able to create and adapt length and weight variations while learning to adapt techniques according to various client hair types and styles.

2 DAYS

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SALONABILITY - LONG HAIR

Explore a range of high fashion techniques that will leave your clients breathless. Long Hair delivers a bold approach to reinventing vintage beauties into modern marvels. Expect to inhance your skill level and add numerous trend techniques to your creative tools box as we guide you through Salonability’s most fashion-forward designs.

2 DAYS

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