• Cost of Education:

    • Tuition is $17,500

    • Applicaton Fee is $100

    Course Mission:

    • To Prepare each Cosmetology student to become a successful Cosmetologist.

    • To teach our Cosmetology students not only the basics of Cosmetology and the most advanced techniques in the field, but also the methods of providing exemplary customer service to clients.

    • To prepare each Cosmetology student for the SC State Board Examination.

    • To give each Cosmetology student the opportunity to train and compete in hair styling competitions.

    Satisfactory Progress:

    Teachers keep daily progress records for each student, and students receive copies of monthly summaries of the progress reports. Charleston Cosmetology Institute uses the following grading system:














    Below 75


    Periodic examinations are part of the evaluation procedures in all courses. Students must complete the training in no more than 1 1/4 times the normal time necessary to complete the program to be considered in satisfactory progress.


    Course Requirements for Completion:

    • Complete 1,500 hours of training.

    • Maintain a passing score of or better to receive school's diploma and to be eligible for the State Board Examination.

    • Pass school's final examination.

    • Pay all tuition and other fees in full before completing 1,400 of the 1,500 hour course.

    • Take and pass a written practical exam to become licensed by the State Board as a Cosmetologist.

    Daytime Cosmetology Classes begin six times a year.

    Start Date Classes Available
    January 26th Cosmetology & Nails
    March 30th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics
    May 25th Cosmetology & Nails
    July 27th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics
    September 28th Cosmetology & Nails
    November 30th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics

    Evening Cosmetology Classes begin four times a year.

    Start Date Classes Available
    January 25th Cosmetology & Esthetics
    April 26th Cosmetology & Esthetics
    June 28th Cosmetology
    August 30th Cosmetology & Esthetics
    October 25th Cosmetology

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