South Carolina Cosmetology and Beauty Schools

Interested in attending a top South Carolina beauty school to complete your cosmetology education?  South Carolina is a great state to receive more one-on-one training, as the state doesn’t allow more than 60 students to be taking classes at a time, which is smaller class sizes than many states.  Search to help you determine which program is best for you and get started in the beauty industry today.

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In order to be eligible to apply for your cosmetology license, you must meet the education training required by the South Carolina Board of Cosmetology.  Be sure your school program meets the following hours needed per cosmetology specialty.

  • Cosmetologist: 1500 training hours
  • Nail Technician:  300 training hours
  • Esthetician: 450 training hours
  • Cosmetology Instructor: Current cosmetology license + 2 years of experience + 750 additional hours of training

If you are interested in becoming a licensed massage therapist or barber, you will need to meet the education requirements established by the South Carolina Massage/Bodywork Panel or the South Carolina Board of Barber Examiners.

  • Massage Therapist: 500 training hours
  • Barber: 1,500 training hours

You may also choose to receive your barber training through an apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed barber.  In order to do so, you would need to complete a year of full-time training, or roughly 1,920 hours.

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