About Us


Christie Rodriguez established the Academy of Cosmetology & Esthetics in 2011. The Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics utilizes the Pivot Point education system, the most widely accepted cosmetology training system in the world. It has been translated into thirteen languages and is used in 70 countries worldwide. Pivot Point uses a methodology that allows learning at the emotional, visual, analytical and manual level. Our delivery tools are interactive, providing students and educators with the most current in-depth knowledge of art and design theory as well as practical exercises and communication skills. Professionals in the industry appreciate the scope of Pivot Point training and are ready to hire graduates immediately because of it. As a Piviot Point School you'll receive one of the finest educations available. You'll also receive the knowledge and experience only a world-class salon organization can offer. You'll learn from a "designer" who not only knows the how's of hair design, but also the why's. We are a one-of-a-kind school. Visit us to see why. We are gorgeous. Everything you'll see reflects the finest in salon training.

We have the support of industry leaders like Michael Cole, Randy Kunkel and Kitty Victor.

Our programs are designed for students just like you who are looking for a long-term, successful career in the beauty industry. By attending ACE you will receive a well rounded education in hair, skin, nails or esthetics. All of our programs enable your success, significantly improving your earning potential and preparing you to become a future industry leader.

Innovative Training Techniques and Business Building Skills

At ACE, you will learn not only the latest trends and techniques in cosmetology, but also the critical business building skills—such as scheduling, running a front desk and communicating effectively with clients—needed to achieve greater success in the industry.

Educators Who Empower and Motivate

Our Redken trained educators are accessible, approachable and committed to your success. They will empower you to explore your creativity and gain confidence in your abilities though one-on-one, in the classroom and salon area instruction.

Leading-Edge Facilities Provide Real-World Learning

The Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics is a state-of-the-art facilitiy, modern in design and well equipped to offer the latest services. This offers you a positive, real-world learning environment to hone your skills while effectively communicating and interacting with clients.

Our classrooms are equipped with the best educational tools

Our styling area has salon quality styling stations, shampoo stations, manicure tables, pedicure thrones, esthetics beds, plus a makeup area and a full retail center.

We use computers at the front desk and in the offices to track student success. Students use the computers in the styling area to check their daily bookings and to work toward their goals. Computer readiness is important in the salon world of today.

We use and sell only professional products from leading manufacturers. Redken is our hair care line for both retail and professional use. Redken also provides education for our educators and students.