In the beauty industry, a cosmetologist is more than just a hairstylist – they are people on the cutting edge of trends and styles in hair and beauty techniques, and they can transform their clients from simple to spectacular in a single sitting. Our cosmetology program prepares students to qualify and complete all requirements for a South Carolina Cosmetology license. Each student receives training following the guidelines and regulations established by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Cosmetology Board (SC LLR). The course of study includes Sanitation and Safety, Professionalism and Salon Management, Sciences of Cosmetology, Professional Hair Care Skills, Professional Nail Care Skills, Professional Skin Care Skills, and Unassigned Specific Needs. Instruction in chemistry, bacteriology, and anatomy and physiology of the face, head, arms, and hands is incorporated through theory and practical application on both mannequins and live models.
Cosmetology is part of the South Carolina Human Services Career Cluster. Students enrolled in this program earn two high school credits each semester and can earn a combined total of eight credits upon completing the two-year program. Credits earned will count as electives needed for the SC high school graduation requirements. One of the credits earned may fulfill the CATE/Foreign Language requirement for SC high school graduation.
The information below presets potential career opportunities, outlines our program's progression, highlights career certification opportunities, and showcases the experiences available to Enoree students. If you are interested in meeting Mrs. Nesbitt and Mrs. Paxton and taking a tour of our Cosmetology labs, we invite you to request a program tour. After-school program tours are available to prospective students and their parents in December, January, and February. We would welcome a chance to give you a tour of our programs.
Cosmetology 1 is a first-semester course in a four-semester curriculum in which students acquire knowledge and skills in theory, practical applications of safety, professionalism, and cosmetology sciences. This class includes the study of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, hair care, hair design, hair cutting, and styling.
Cosmetology 2 is a second-semester course in a four-semester curriculum during which students study hair care, properties of the hair and scalp, chemical texture services such as permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and hair color applications.
In Cosmetology 3, students will acquire advanced knowledge of safety practices and the business side of cosmetology. The curriculum emphasizes skills in gaining employment and managing a salon.
This course serves as the capstone for the Cosmetology program. Students are expected to be able to apply each of the skills learned over the last three semesters across a variety of scenarios and situations, which will prepare them for the South Carolina Cosmetology State Board Exam.
Cosmetologists perform a variety of beauty services, from hairstyling and manicures to scalp massages and hair coloring. They listen to client requests and provide the necessary services to help them achieve their beauty goals, whether they want to change the color and texture of their hair or enhance the health of their nails. These professionals work in salons and spas.
Salary - $49,400 per year on average, or $23.75 per hour
Estheticians are state-licensed skin care professionals to promote skin beauty and health. These professionals may provide services like eyebrow waxing, facial peels, and microdermabrasion. They work in salons and spas to provide skin care for clients with varying needs and aesthetic goals.
Salary- $53,123 per year on average, or $25.54 per hour
Makeup artists apply makeup to their clients, often for major events like weddings and photo shoots. Makeup artists typically work for salons, photography studios, acting studios, theaters, and spas. These professionals have technical knowledge of makeup and its safe application.
Salary - $70,700 per year on average, or $30.29 per hour
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NOTE: Credits earned will count as electives needed for the SC high school graduation requirements. One of the credits earned may fulfill the CATE/Foreign Language requirement for SC high school graduation. Most 4-year colleges will NOT accept career center courses as a substitute for the foreign language college admissions requirement.