Charleston School of Beauty

Charleston Cosmetology Institute is licensed by the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology and has been in existence since 1984. The Institute is committed to excellence in Cosmetology, Manicuring / Nail Art Technology, Aesthetics, and Teacher Training.

Charleston Cosmetology Institute is an accredited school – a school that meets high standards of performance. We have a successfully high passing rate for the State Board Examination, and offer lifetime placement assistance to graduates.

Charleston Cosmetology Institute is licensed by the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology; operating according to their regulations and is fully accredited by the Commission on Occupational Education. Accreditation means the school is recognized by a national accrediting agency and is approved by the United Sates Department of Education to administer Title IV federal financial aid to those who qualify.

Our Institute is a Pivot-Point Member School. Through the Pivot-Point methodology, we provide you with the necessary foundation to become a successful hair designer who will command top money. Those who receive the best education become the most successful, and we have made a commitment to provide our students with the best and only choice for a complete education.

Our unique People Skills program teaches you to communicate with clients so you can give them the looks they want, and Dollars & Sense is a direct mail marketing program that helps build each student’s clientele base.


Charleston Cosmetology Institute offers the best possible education in the field of cosmetology. Through this education, we will prepare each student to be employable in the job market.

Our Mission:

To prepare each student in the career of cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics or teacher training
To prepare students for an entry level position in cosmetology, nails, esthetics or instruction
To prepare students to function as an assistant cosmetologist, nail technician, esthetician, or instructor by teaching students not only the basics of cosmetology, nails, aesthetics, and instructing, but also the most advanced techniques in the student’s selected career
To prepare each student for the South Carolina State Board examination

Academic Programs:

Charleston Cosmetology Institute offers four courses related to the Cosmetology profession:

Manicuring / Nail Art Technology
Teacher Training

Charleston Cosmetology Institute has a large clinic floor area with 50 stations, 4 classrooms, 5 restrooms, a lounge area for students, and parking. There is no campus housing available; however, there are many apartment complexes located in close proximity of the school. The clinic floor restroom is handicapped equipped.

Student Services:
The staff at Charleston Cosmetology Institute is always eager to help. Students are encouraged to request counseling with any staff member as often as needed. The school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation; however, we do have an excellent placement record. All graduates are encouraged to request assistance in placements. The school offers continued assistance in placement throughout the graduate’s professional career.