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Kenneth Shuler's School of Cosmetology

Columbia, SC

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Member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) Accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences (NACCAS) Minutes from I-77 and downtown Columbia

7474 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC 29209

Our School

With more than 12,000 square feet of a modern facility filled with up-to-date equipment, our Garners Ferry campus sits at a convenient location close to I-77 and downtown Columbia. At our Garners Ferry campus, we pride ourselves on providing a comfortable, supportive learning environment that give students a strong foundation in cosmetology and business.

Educational Goals and Programs

At Kenneth Shuler our only focus is cosmetology education, making us a leader in beauty schools in South Carolina. We offer our students the two top curriculums in the market - Milady and Creative Learning in Cosmetology. With Kenneth Shuler, students can be sure they are receiving the most comprehensive and complete cosmetology training. Our students train with the latest technology in real-world salon environments. Students are also able to take continuing education courses with us after graduation to renew their licenses. Kenneth Shuler students have a reputation for being highly qualified for their future careers, and have won competitions and been featured in cosmetology magazines.


A career in cosmetology is filled with creativity, style and fun. In our Cosmetology program, students gain real-world experience by training in our full-service salon with the latest technology. Our students will receive all the tools and books they need, as well as state board application fees. Students usually complete the 1500-hour Cosmetology program in 10 to 20 months.

Instructor Training

For those interested in teaching at a beauty school, our Instructor Training program allows students to become a licensed instructor in South Carolina. Students who have been a licensed and practicing cosmetologist for over two years will take a 45-hour Methods of Teaching course, while students who have not been licensed and practicing for two years will be required to take a 750-hour Instructor Training program in addition to the 45-hour Methods of Training course.

Your Future

Owned and operated by Kenneth Shuler for the past 40 years, the school remains dedicated to building students' success. After graduating from Kenneth Shuler, our students can pursue a wide array of career opportunities, such as:

• Professional stylist
• Salon manager
• Salon owner
• Esthetician
• Cosmetology school instructor
• Platform artist
• Manicurist/pedicurist


At Kenneth Shuler's School of Cosmetology, we specialize in the renowned Milady training curriculum at all seven of our schools. KS is also the only cosmetology school in South Carolina to teach the Milady Business Fundamentals Program, which focuses on business training to prepare students to successfully run their own business by:

• Attracting ideal clients
• Creating a "WOW" customer experience
• Managing your finances
• Creating your personal roadmap
• Balancing it all: Work, Home, Family

Contact us today to start your exciting future in cosmetology!


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