Barbering Schools in South Carolina

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Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering

225 Richland Avenue East
Aiken, SC 29801

B-Unique Beauty and Barber Academy – Accredited

10 Liberty Lane
Greenville, SC 29607

Barber Tech Academy – Accredited

1650 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Carolina Barber Institute – Accredited

305 D North Limestone Street
Gaffney, SC 29340

Collins Barber School

622 Washington Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Denmark Technical College

1126 Solomon Blatt Boulevard
Denmark, SC 29042

Express Cuts Barber School – Accredited

1225 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Paul Mitchell The School Charleston – Accredited

4952 Centre Pointe Drive Suite 114 Suite 114
North Charleston, SC 29418

Paul Mitchell The School Columbia – Accredited

700 Gervais Street Suite D Suite D
Columbia, SC 29201

Paul Mitchell The School Greenville – Accredited

1215 A Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607

Personal Touch Beauty and Barber College – Accredited

128 West Mill Street
Kingstree, SC 29556

Top of the Line Barber College – Accredited

1904 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407

Williams Barber Training School

417 North Main Street
Mauldin, SC 29662

Your Professional Image School of Barbering

4107 West Beltline Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29204
Accredited School

You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Barber in South Carolina

South Carolina Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 12 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in South Carolina is $40,705 ($19.57/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers nationally.

With a career in cosmetology, you can have a positive impact on many people's lives and beauty routines.

If you prefer to work with men and would like to serve them as your main demographic, you may want to look into barbering schools in South Carolina

Education Details

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Barbering is an art and a craft, which you'll notice if you ever step foot into a barber shop. Part of what you may learn involves setting the right mood for customers. They may want to relax and unwind from an otherwise busy schedule when they sit in your chair. You may learn how to communicate with customers without bothering them and get the information you need as quickly as possible. Hands-on skills are a crucial component of your barbering education. Plan on spending quite a bit of time on understanding facial, learning how to style it, and finding out how to keep skin clean and smooth. Of course, male hair care is equally important. By learning about male hair growth patterns and upkeep techniques, you may be able to get your clients in and out of your chair quickly.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

12 Hours

Continuing education required

The South Carolina Board of Barber Examiners is where you’ll have to go to renew your barber license in this state. The master barber renewal fee is $125, and the reinstatement fee is $175, if you are getting your license back in action. You will have to renew your South Carolina barber license every two years by June 30th. The board of examiners offers online or paper renewal forms. There are no additional hours or courses barbers must take to keep in good standing.

South Carolina Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in South Carolina

The income you earn as a barber depends on many different patterns. Currently, the average salary for a South Carolina barber is $40,705 per year (ZipRecruiter, 2021).Barbers are often tipped employees, so your income may depend on the size of your client base and how well you give your customers what they need. Between 2012 and 2022, job openings in this specialty are expected to increase by 12% (O*Net, 2012).

While working through your curriculum and getting started in your career, you may learn about what it's like to work in a barber shop. Work settings that hire barbers often want to make customers comfortable and entertained. You may need to get to know your clients so that you can give them the best barber shop experience possible. Throughout the course of your career, you may discover how to use different tools and techniques to achieve different looks.

Contact the South Carolina State Board of Barbering

Labor License Regulation

South Carolina is a state where becoming a barber has certain benefits due to the cherished tradition of the industry there. Interested applicants consult these reference points to start.

South Carolina Board of Barber Examiners
South Carolina Barber Candidate Handbook
South Carolina Barber Testing Portal

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