• Cost of Education:

    • Tuition is $10,995

    • Applicaton Fee is $100

    Our Mission:

    • To prepare each student in the career of esthetics

    • To prepare students for an entry level position in esthetics

    • To prepare students to function as an assistant esthetician by teaching students not only the basics of esthetics, but also the most advanced techniques in the student's selected career

    • To prepare each student for the South Carolina State Board examination

    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 600 hours of training.

    • Maintain a passing score of 75% 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 500 of the 600 hour course.

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

      Daytime Esthetics Classes begin three times a year.

      Start Date Classes Available
      March 30th Cosmetology & Manicuring/Nail Technology
      July 27th Cosmetology, Manicuring/Nail Technology, & Esthetics
      November 30th Cosmetology & Manicuring/Nail Technology

      Evening Esthetics Classes begin three times a year.

      Start Date Classes Available
      January 25th Cosmetology & Esthetics
      April 26th Cosmetology & Esthetics
      October 25th Cosmetology & Esthetics

      Appoximate Completion of Course:

      Esthetics- 05 Months

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