South Carolina’s hairdressing license is an amazing career choice for those who want to focus on hair as a career and work in the exciting hair business as well as in salons. Beauty school provides the necessary training to obtain hair cutting and styling skills. Once these skills are mastered, the beauty school student will be prepared to take the state board exam. Passing the exam allows students to use their learned techniques to work in the professional world with hair. The license gives graduates the opportunity to work anywhere in South Carolina. There are requirements to get the South Carolina license.
South Carolina requires a student to have 1,500 beauty school hours of training from a cosmetology school, which has to be a school approved by the South Carolina State Board. South Carolina also requires students to be at least 16 years old with an education of at least grade 10.
South Carolina requires the applicant to have equal to or greater than the number of beauty school hours required for South Carolina. If the applicant does not have the required amount of hours, they must have at least 2 years professional work experience in order to be granted reciprocity.
In South Carolina, hair stylists average about $24,000 a year. While this is only the state average, one can increase their salary through work experience and hard work for higher paying career opportunities.
For more information on licensure in South Carolina:
South Carolina Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329