South Carolina

The Labor Licensing Regulation is the primary regulatory body for beauticians in South Carolina. It created the Board of Cosmetology, the Board of Barber Examiners and the Massage Therapy Practice Act to govern different beauty laws. Schools offering beauty courses must also be approved by the boards.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in South Carolina, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in South Carolina, USA

Nail Technician

Nail technicians in South Carolina are required to finish 300 training hours.

Facialist / Makeup Artist / Lash Technician (Lash Extensions)

Estheticians provide facials, makeup, lash extensions and more. They must complete 450 training hours to take the exam.

Hairstylist / Waxing Technician

Hairstylists and waxing techs are expected to get a cosmetologist license. They should finish 1,500 training hours to qualify for the state exam.

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Barbers need 1,500 education hours or 1,920 on-the-job training hours under the supervision of a licensed barber.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in the state should finish 500 training hours and pass the MBLEx.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in South Carolina, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

Spray tanning in South Carolina is not regulated. This means anyone can offer this service in the state without needing any license. Professional training from a trusted course program is still recommended to provide the ideal service.

Lash Technician (Brow Tinting, Lash Tinting, Lash Lifts)

Lash techs who plan to provide brow and lash tinting and lash lifts only are not regulated in the state as well. Professional education for these services is still important to make clients happy.