Pivot Point LAB

We educate our students using the highly educational and interactive Pivot Point LAB system taught from both stylized books and your tablet, which comes as part of your student kit.


Education Built for You: The Connected Learner

You are part of a new generation not defined by age. You want your information fast, you want to co-create education, and you learn best through collaborative efforts within a community. California Hair Design Academy is proud to educate our students using Pivot Point LAB.  LAB allows you to take more control over your education.

Not All Online Learning Platforms are Created Equal!

You have never seen anything like LAB before. It’s easy to use and contains all the features necessary to capture your attention, inspire creativity and allow you to share your experiences with your peers.

Your education is delivered through an innovative online learning environment designed specifically for the beauty industry—the only one of its kind! This exciting industry is social and visual—and so are you—and LAB is designed it to reflect that, and be made yours. LAB is not just another cookie-cutter learning management system, like so many others. This robust, multi-faceted system approaches learning through four key dimensions—educational content, customization, communication and gamification—will help you get the best beauty education there is out there today.

  • Show the World Who You Are—Personalize your profile to let others know who you are, what inspires you and show off all your work.
  • Become Part of a Community—You’ll have access to your classmates, and so much more; you’ll be in touch with everyone who is connected to your organization. Network, share and inspire! 
  • Not Connected? No Problem.—Study anytime, anywhere, our downloadable ebooks and study guide don’t need an Internet connection for you to access (once downloaded), hey and they’re at no additional cost to you!
  • Organized Learning, Bit by Bit—Lessons have been carefully segmented into smaller sections to provide you with the most pertinent information necessary, when you need it. Whether you’re in the classroom, or somewhere else brushing up on your skills, you can access videos, eBooks, study tools, interactive activities, collaborative peer-driven exercises and fun, engaging assignments.
  • Compete—Like to show off? Well, you can in LAB! You will get points for almost every action you take. Login, get a point, finish a lesson, get lots of points; the top five in your community are showcased on the leaderboard on the home page for all to see.
  • Ready, Set, Test—Okay, so now you’ve completed all your lessons, gained tons of practice on the clinic floor and are almost ready for that licensure test, we’ve got you covered with Exam Ace in LAB. Exam Ace provides you with lots of tests to get you ready to take your exam. Take ‘em as many times as you want, no need to download apps or go elsewhere!

Experience for yourself how fun and engaging learning can be.



State of the Art Training

Students learn all of the techniques required to excel in the industry:

  • Hair Artistry
  • Hair Design, Blowout Styling and Finish
  • Spa Hair Treatments (conditioning, reconstructive and rejuvenating scalp therapy)
  • Hair Color Application and Techniques
  • Texture Application and Techniques (straightening and permanent waving)

We go beyond the basics with advanced training to meet the California State Board requirements and industry demands.

CHDA inspires students as a TIGI Artistic School utilizing the full TIGI Color Line and Bedhead Retail products for our students and clients.


Guest Artists

At CHDA we are privileged to regularly welcome guest artists from around the world.  Our guest lecturers offer students an opportunity to learn a variety of different techniques used in the industry. We regularly invite product representatives to showcase tools of the trade and introduce our students to retail education.

Student Competitions

Students are put to the challenge with school sponsored competitions. Our competitions have proven to be not only fun, but also an inspiring event for student to test their artistic abilities and advance their level of potential talent.

Hair Color Specialists

Many professional salon owners recognize CHDA as the school which produces students with top skills in hair color application.  Our educators take pride in being the most qualified and knowledgeable hair colorist in all of Southern California.  Both campuses have a thriving color clientele.  Our students excel because of the countless hours of practice they receive by applying their skills on actual clients.

State Board Preparation

With some of the highest California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology passing rates in the state, CHDA offers a curriculum that teaches and exceeds state board requirements.  We are not satisfied with just teaching the bare minimum.  Just ask us and we will be glad to show you a comparison of our passage rates with other schools in the area.  We prepare students to excel in their chosen career.

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