Cosmetology Continuing Education Schools in South Carolina

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Charleston Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

8484 Dorchester Road
Charleston, SC 29420

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Cosmetologist Continuing Education in South Carolina

South Carolina Cosmetology 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 cosmetologists in South Carolina is $20,230 ($9.73/hour). This is lower than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

When you begin a career in the cosmetology field, you may find that there are many responsibilities that you take on as a professional. These responsibilities don't end inside the salon. In fact, it's part of your job to keep up on changing techniques, trends, and protocols in the beauty industry.

Find out more about continuing education programs to take the steps you need to make the most of your career.

Education Details

Many salons and employers have guidelines for which type of continuing education hours employees may need. As you start your education, you may attend short seminars and conferences that touch up your skills and bring you up-to-date on developments in the beauty industry. Other in-depth courses may explore cosmetology laws and standards, new products being used in salons across South Carolina techniques, and effective management skills for salons and spas. You may want to attend events throughout the year so that you can be armed for great customer service in every season and occasion.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

12 Hours

Continuing education required

Operators are required to get 12 hours of cosmetology continuing education during every 2-year licensure period; the requirement is the same for cosmetology instructors.

South Carolina Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in South Carolina

As is the case in most other states, salaries for cosmetologists in South Carolina differ quite a bit. Overall, the average salary for a South Carolina cosmetologist is $20,230 per year. From 2016 through 2026, job openings for South Carolina cosmetologists are excpted to increase by 13%.

With a few exceptions, continuing education may not considerably change your career. Continuing education may simply make you better at what you do and help you keep your skills from becoming stagnant. If you want to change your career or what you do on a daily basis, you need to plan for it and work hard. For example, if you're up for a management position at your salon, consider a continuing education course that focus on salon management and leadership. If you'd like to take advantage of new trends that are spreading throughout your community, take a course that teacher you to how to execute those trends successfully. A little bit of planning can go a long way in continuing education.

Contact the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology

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