Esthetician Schools in South Carolina

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7474 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

(803) 776-1007
Cosmetology, Esthetics

98 Davenport Street
Goose Creek, SC 29445

(843) 285–5469
Cosmetology, Esthetics

2375 Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

(803) 328–5166
Cosmetology, Esthetics

1515 John B White Sr. Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29301

(864) 587–6000
Cosmetology, Esthetics

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Advanced Aesthetics Academy – Accredited

40 Okatie Center Boulevard South Suites 200 & 300
Okatie, SC 29909

Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering

225 Richland Avenue East
Aiken, SC 29801

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29526

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology – Accredited

2443 West Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29501

Miller-Motte College

8085 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406

SHB International Hair Academy

1403 Third Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

South Eastern Esthetics Institute – Accredited

1644 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Strand College of Hair Design – Accredited

423 79th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

VSKI Cosmetology School – Accredited

2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
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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 Esthetician in South Carolina

South Carolina Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 450* 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 estheticians in South Carolina is $31,540 ($15.17/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 15% job increase between 2016–2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

If you're looking for a way to channel your love of beauty into a new career, look no further than the world of skin care. Skin care has gotten plenty of attention in recent years, leading millions of people across the United States to regularly seek out estheticians for facials, skin peels, and body wraps.

In South Carolina, where there is a huge tourism industry, you have the chance to make a name for yourself in this field.

State License Requirements

450* Education Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

Through the South Carolina Board of Cosmetology, you may apply for a beauty license. They require all applicants for a South Carolina esthetician license to provide proof of at least 450 hours of training. You can then take your licensing exams. You must pass both exams to get your license.

*While South Carolina requires a minimum of 450 hours to apply for your license, be aware that most accredited programs are 600 hours long.

Education Details

Finding the right training program is a crucial part of getting an SC esthetician license. You want a school that fits your learning style and fully trains you on the services that are most popular in your region. At licensed South Carolina schools, you can plan on covering certain core topics in your training.

Required Esthetics Training Topics

  • Bacteriology and sanitation
  • Salon management practices
  • Dermatology, anatomy, and physiology
  • Facial massage and benefits
  • Electrical current facials
  • Manual facials
  • Chemical facials
  • Hair removal, including depilatories, tweezing, threading, and waxing
  • Makeup
  • Body wraps
  • South Carolina law

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

12 Hours

Continuing education required

A licensing fee is required every 2 years to keep the license valid in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in South Carolina

With a background in skin care, you may be able to work in many different beauty settings. Spas are one of the main employment options for estheticians, ranging from fast-paced spas that focus on efficiency to resort spas that indulge clients with full days of relaxation. You can also work at local hair salons, since more and more are offering separate esthetics services to draw in customers. Overall, CareerOneStop expects job openings for South Carolina estheticians to increase 15% by the year 2026 (2020). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, estheticians earn an average income of $31,540 per year (2020).

Those seeking employment in this field have flexibility when it comes to the working environment. Some of the options might include working at a doctor's office, a salon, or spa. This employability rate for a career in this field is projected to increase significantly state-wide. Nationwide, in the next five years, there is a predicted 11 percent increase in the number of jobs in this field, which is a much higher growth rate that many other occupations. The growing number of beauty salons and spas springing up across the state coupled with the desire to reduce the effects of aging are strong indicators of a rising demand for skilled skin care specialists. Those with the related work experience will be the most sought after in this market.

Contact the South Carolina State Board of Esthetics

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