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Why Cosmetology?
If you want an industry that offers a wide-range of income potential, a flexible work schedule, and the opportunity to be your own boss ... then cosmetology is PERFECT for you! This industry is consistently ranked as one of the best careers and provides individuals with an income that tends to be recession-proof. After all, people will always have hair and it will always need to be cut and styled!

As a cosmetologist, you can live anywhere in the country, have a variety of career options available to you, and get to be fun and creative with your work. What can be better than that?!
Why Kenneth Shuler?
We can’t really name all of the reasons why you should come to KS ... but here are a few that are sure to get you excited!
  • 48 years of proven experience in the cosmetology and beauty industry.
  • KS is a Redken Premier School and American Crew Partner School! Get quality education from internationally-recognized powerhouse brands!
  • Receive a tablet as part of your student kit!
  • We have a business training program (ProsperU) that helps you become better prepared to succeed as a professional in the industry.
  • Photo shoots with world-renowned hair photographer Tom Carson.
  • The chance to be featured in national hair magazines such as Sophisticates Hairstyle Guide and Sophisticates Black Hair Styles & Care Guide.
  • The opportunity to compete in state hair and nail competitions.
  • Help building a portfolio and creating a resume.
  • The chance to participate in numerous community service projects and events.
Is KS accredited?
All of our campuses have accreditation through the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS). This accrediting agency ensures that our schools maintain the highest level of excellence.
Where can I find KS?
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology has eight campuses scattered across the state of South Carolina. We are located in Columbia (we have two campuses here), Goose Creek, Florence, Greenville, North Augusta, Rock Hill, and Spartanburg.
Who's the man in charge?
Mr. Kenneth Shuler is owner and CEO of the company. Mr. Shuler has been a huge influence in the beauty industry in South Carolina for 48 years. He continues to be very active in everything that the schools do including student activities, curriculum, and hands-on training.
How long is the cosmetology program?
The cosmetology program is 1500 hours.
Are evening classes available?
Yes! 
How can I get started?
Just pick up the phone and give us a call! Our friendly admissions reps want to hear from you and can answer any questions you may have. Plus, they can schedule a time for you to come into one of our campuses, meet the staff and students, and see our facilities! Or, you can click on this link, fill out a form, and an admissions rep will be in touch!
What are your admissions requirements?
We require all of our students to be at least 17 years of age and have a standard high school diploma, GED, or official transcript. Prospective students also need to have a driver’s license or photo ID, as well as a social security card.
Do I need prior experience?
No! All you need is to have a desire to do hair, skin, or nails and a love of the beauty industry! We’ll teach you the rest!
I'm broke. What about me?
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Please contact your local Admissions Representative for further details.
Are there any scholarship opportunities?
Yes! Click on this link to visit our scholarships page!
Can I transfer credits from another cosmetology school?
Yes, you can transfer hours from another cosmetology school. However, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology does have a specific policy on this issue. For more information, contact the Admissions Representative nearest you.
Do you teach me how to run a business?
Besides teaching students what they need to know for their state board licensing exams, we also teach students how to successfully run a business through Prosper U, our business training program. We help students with their resumes, assist them in putting together a portfolio for potential employers to see, and teach them basic business skills such as clientele building. Prosper U is the newest, most inspiring, and proven-to-work business training program written for today's hairdresser.

Watch the video below to learn more.
Does KS help me find a job after I graduate?
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology graduates are highly sought after because we have an outstanding reputation within the cosmetology industry. Placement is never guaranteed, but our staff will work extensively with you to help you find a position that will suit your needs.
Do you celebrate with me when I graduate?
YES! We want to help you relax on the day that you take your state board examination. So, once a month on exam days, we host a graduation reception for all students who go and take their licensing test. You get to come to our corporate office and enjoy delicious food, mingle with our corporate office staff, and take pictures in a cap and gown! We also give you a little gift to remember the special occasion! It's a fun, fun day for everyone!
Can I ask more?
Absolutely! Click here to find out more.