South Carolina State Requirements

All persons licensed by the board as cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians must show satisfactory evidence of twelve (12) contact hours of instruction during the preceding licensing year. At least three (3) hours of instruction shall be in sanitation or health and safety for clients. For those licensed as instructors they must show satisfactory evidence of twenty-four (24) contact hours of instruction during the preceding licensing year.

  • A licensed cosmetologist may receive credit for approved classes held for cosmetologists, nail technicians or estheticians.
  • A licensed nail technician may receive credit for approved classes held for nail technicians.
  • A licensed esthetician may receive credit for approved classes held for estheticians.
  • A licensed instructor may receive credit for approved classes held for instructors.

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