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    Join One of the Fastest-Growing Industries in the Nation

    Did you know that the demand for hairstylists and cosmetologists is expected to increase by 8% in the next eight years? With over 89,000+ job opportunities expected to open annually, it’s consistently one of the fastest-growing professions.

    Seeking more than just stability? Cosmetology or esthetics training might be your perfect fit if you’re searching for:

    Be Your Own Boss

    This industry allows for you to take control whether it's working in a salon, opening your own business, or working on the next Hollywood movie.

    Express Your Creativity

    Let your inner artist shine. This industry is great for expressing yourself and helping others do the same.

    Make Others Look and Feel Beautiful

    This industry gives you the opportunity to make a difference in how someone feels about themselves. You could help people feel beautiful. How fulfilling is that?!

    Own Your Schedule

    If you need more time for family or a way to make real money while you work on your higher education, this industry can be a great option.
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    Find a Career That Fits You 

    Step into the vibrant world where creativity meets expertise every day. Working in cosmetology, you become a trusted advisor, transforming the beauty journeys of diverse clientele. From classic styles to daring makeovers, you unleash your artistic flair, leaving clients feeling confident and empowered.

    As of April 6, 2024, according to, Hair Stylists have a salary range between $35,000 – $62,000 a year.

    Cosmetology Jobs

    • Hairstylist
    • Salon Owner/Manager
    • Makeup Artist
    • Beauty Consultant
    • Cosmetology Instructor
    • Color Specialist
    • Beauty Blogger/Influencer
    • Wedding Hair and Makeup Specialist
    • Product Sales Representative
    • Fashion Show Stylist
    • Beauty Editor
    • Beauty Brand Ambassador
    • Celebrity Stylist
    • Cosmetology School Administrator
    • Image Consultant
    • Wig Stylist
    • Editorial Stylist
    • Beauty Buyer
    • Cruise Ship Stylist
    Esthetics Jobs

    • Spa Owner/Manager
    • Salon & Spa Esthetician
    • Medical Esthetician
    • Skincare Specialist
    • Waxing Specialist
    • Facialist
    • Makeup Artist
    • Dermatology Assistant
    • Beauty Consultant
    • Product Sales Representative
    • MedSpa Coordinator
    • Skincare Influencer
    • Clinical Esthetician
    • Cosmetic Buyer
    • Beauty Educator
    • Esthetics Instructor
    • Cosmetic Laser Technician
    • Wellness Center Esthetician
    • Retail Skincare Specialist

    Cosmetology Program

    Our cosmetology program focuses on color techniques, Redken cutting systems, state board preparation, and ProsperU’s business training.

    • Learn haircutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, retail knowledge, business developmental skills, and knowledge on how to gain/retain clients, and maximize earning potential through ProsperU business training.
    • Required 1500 hours of training (can be completed in less than 12 months).
    • Students receive customized tool kits that include tablets for online learning and other essential tools for their use throughout cosmetology school and beyond.
    • We offer assistance for students seeking licensure in neighboring states, such as Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.
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    Esthetics Program

    We teach our students using a variety of industry-leading products from partners like Dermalogica, Circadia, and more. Our clinics are outfitted with equipment that can be found in spas and skincare facilities across the country.

    • Learn intimate knowledge of the skin and skincare, facials, waxing, lash application, brow tinting, light therapy, microdermabrasion, makeup application, retail knowledge, business developmental skills, and knowledge on how to gain/retain clients, and maximize earning potential through ProsperU business training.
    • Required 600 hours of training (can be completed in less than 6 months.)
    • Students receive a customized esthetics kit that includes tablets for online learning and essential tools such as make-up, eyelash products, a wax kit, and state board testing essentials.
    • We offer assistance for students seeking licensure in neighboring states, such as Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.

    The Esthetics program is currently only offered at the following campuses:

    • Spartanburg
    • Florence (Day Classes Only)
    • Goose Creek
    • Garners Ferry Road (Columbia)
    • Rock Hill
    • Greenville (Day Classes Only)
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    Why Choose Us

    We provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

    NACCAS Accreditation

    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.

    More than just one brand.

    We are an educational institution that doesn’t focus on just one brand. We teach students about different product lines and types so that they can experiment and analyze how different products work. We believe this is crucial for real-world applications since trends constantly change and the salon/spa they go to may not focus on one product.

    Student Success Coach

    Our goal is to empower and support each student. From day one, you’ll have a Student Success Coach dedicated to ensuring your success. Whether you’re transitioning into student life or stepping into your first job, we’ll be there every step of the way.

    Business Training Program

    Beyond state board exams, our curriculum empowers you with essential business skills through a program called Prosper U. Salon, Spa and Barbershop owners and managers today want to hire trained, business-savvy professionals. Through this program, we teach you the business skills such as networking, marketing, client management, and so much more.


    Below are just a few of the cosmetology and esthetics scholarships available to you at the moment. Keep an eye on for updates and new scholarship opportunities.

    • Kenneth Shuler Jump Start Scholarship
    • Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship
    • SportClips Scholarship
    • Great Clips Great Scholarship
    • NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
    • Joe Francis Hair Care Scholarship
    • OPI Scholarship
    • Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships
    • Circadia Esthetics Scholarship
    Job Placement and Career Services Programs

    We’re dedicated to helping you kick off your career journey after graduation! While we can’t guarantee placement, there are employers out there eager to hire our graduates. We provide several
    opportunities to introduce you to exciting job prospects through:

    • Career counseling services.
    • Alumni network programs.
    • Partnerships with prominent beauty brands.
    • Events with industry professionals.
    • And so much more.
    Financial Aid Coordinator on Site

    All of our campuses have a financial aid coordinator on staff to assist students. We know that the
    financial aid process can be confusing and overwhelming, that’s why our team on-site is available to walk you step-by-step through the process.

    State Board Exam Fees

    You won’t want to worry about covering the cost of your State Boards once your training is over. That’s why we cover the state board exam fees when we help you sign up for the licensure examination.

    Student Kits

    Our student kits are crafted to help transition you from the classroom to the salon/spa. We continually assess and update our kits to stay abreast of industry trends. Each student receives a kit tailored to their enrolled program, along with an iPad to aid in assignment completion and access to current trends and supplemental materials online. Please note that the contents of the Student Kits are regularly reviewed by our education team and may be subject to change.

    Hear from our students and partners. 

    My experience at Kenneth Shuler was far more than I could have ever imagined! My instructors were very professional and highly educated in the hair industry. Kenneth Shuler prepared me beyond my needs & exceeded my expectations in a cosmetology school!

    Courtney SmithGrad

    14 years ago, I realized that I possessed the natural talent to help transform inner beauty into outer beauty and there was nothing else I wanted to do! The track record of KS graduates surpasses any school in the Southeast and now the bar has been raised even higher!

    Kevin PriceGrad

    The “Kenneth Shuler” Experience

    At Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, we pride ourselves on offering a unique and inclusive experience that Mr. Kenneth Shuler, himself, helped create to set us apart from our competitors.

    Here is a quick snapshot of all you will receive with your Kenneth Shuler Education:

    • Personal Support System: From day one, you’ll have a Financial Aid Coordinator and a Student Success Coach dedicated to ensuring your success. Whether you’re transitioning into student life or stepping into your first job, we’ll be there every step of the way with personalized support tailored to your needs.
    • Diverse and Inclusive Community: Our student body reflects a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Whether you’re fresh out of high school, changing careers, or pursuing a lifelong passion, you’ll find a welcoming community with us. We celebrate diversity and provide a supportive environment where everyone can thrive.
    • Focused Career Guidance: With a student success coach at each campus, we’re committed to helping you achieve your career goals. Whether you’re aiming for a specific role in the beauty industry or exploring new opportunities, our dedicated team will guide you on the path to success.
    • Financial Assistance: Approximately 92% of our students receive financial aid, making beauty education more accessible for everyone. We also offer the Jump Start Scholarship for qualifying high school graduates. We cannot guarantee that all students will get an aid package that covers all their expenses.
    • Quality Education Tools: Our students receive a comprehensive kit that is continuously evaluated to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed while in school and as licensed professionals. Unlike other schools, we provide five mannequin heads in your kit, including specialized options for textured hair and male grooming, along with support for state board exams.
    • Licensure Assistance: We are here to help you get licensed, which is why we will register you and pay for your state board exam fees. Additionally, we offer assistance for students seeking licensure in neighboring states, such as North Carolina, Georgia, or Tennessee, further expanding your career opportunities.
    • Career-Focused Events: Our commitment to ongoing education extends beyond the classroom. We regularly host events featuring guest stylists and salon experts, allowing you to network and learn from industry professionals while preparing for your future career.
    • Continuous Improvement: At Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, we’re always striving to enhance the student experience. From our dedicated educators to our corporate staff, everyone is committed to ongoing education and innovation, ensuring that our programs evolve to meet the changing needs of the beauty industry.

    No matter where you are in life, you’ll find a supportive community and the resources you need to succeed. Join us and embark on a journey of growth, empowerment, and endless possibilities in the world of beauty.

    Don’t miss your chance for a fulfilling career. Seats are limited.

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