Paradigm: Cutting Class

By Alison Alhamed | 12/29/2011 3:10:00 PM


Celebrating 50 years of operation in 2012, Pivot Point International’s award-winning educational programs are used in cosmetology schools and advanced centers in 80 countries.

Pivot Point International artist Vic Piccolotto demonstrates the Paradigm technique to create a strong shape with bright, clean variations of blonde tones. High graduation is used in the exterior, while layers in the crown overlap the back exterior. Graduated lengths are cut in the sides and front, softly blended with the crown lengths.

Hair: Vic Piccolotto for Pivot Point International
Photography: Lisa Sciascia and David Placek
Make-up: Sharon Casey for
Fashion styling: Patric Chauvez and Sam Sok for






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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india  |  January, 04, 2012 at 11:45 AM


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pa  |  February, 28, 2012 at 09:23 PM

What color was used?

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February, 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM

My school has Pivot Point, finish next month. Best program ever, love it! Many awesome sculpts (cuts) like this!

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VA  |  February, 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM

I take Pivot Point at my school. Excellent program, love it! Many awesome sculpts (cuts) like this and much much more.

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