Permanent Makeup Schools in South Carolina

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Fit Brows

109 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Permanent Makeup Institute

29 Rocky Slope Road
Greenville, SC 29607

How to Become a Permanent Makeup Artist in South Carolina

South Carolina Permanent Makeup Artistry Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for permanent makeup artists in South Carolina is $59,233 ($28.48/hour). This is higher than the national average of $55093 ($26.49/hour).
  • There is a predicted 15% job increase between 2016–2026 for skincare specialists, including permanent makeup artists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

The beauty industry is always changing and becoming more efficient, finding ways to deliver customers what they want in less time and with less pain. That's how permanent makeup came about. Women who don't want to apply makeup every day can now enjoy the convenience of permanent makeup.

To learn how to get started in this career, find out more about permanent makeup programs in South Carolina by requesting more information.

State License Requirements

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control developed the license and renewal process and fees for permanent makeup and tattoo artists in this state. Your initial license will cost $400 + $50 for each station at your facility.

Education Details

To become a permanent makeup artist, you must know how to use tattoo needles of different sizes to achieve various makeup looks. To do this, you learn under one or more experienced permanent makeup artists. After studying the sanitation and hygiene protocols of this field, you can explore the ways in which permanent makeup is used on the body and face. Throughout your education, you may watch dozens of permanent makeup procedures. As you build your theoretical understanding of this field, you may get to perform procedures yourself with the help of a licensed instructor. As you become comfortable with tattoo needles, you should become more comfortable working in a spa or salon setting.

License Renewal

Your license is good for a 12-months, and the cost to renew is the same as the initial licensure, including the $50 booth fees. You will also incur an initial inspection fee of $350, plus an additional $200 for each return visit if you do not pass. That's why it's critical to find the right permanent makeup training — so you're prepared.

South Carolina Permanent Makeup Careers


Average yearly salary for permanent makeup in South Carolina

The field of skin care is growing rapidly in South Carolina, growing to an expanding need for licensed specialists. As a result, you may find that this is a great time to start your career as a permanent makeup artist. ZipRecruiter reports that the average salary for a permanent makeup artist in South Carolina is $59,233 per year. The job outlook is very strong as well. From 2016 through 2026, CareerOneStop anticipates a 15% increase in skin care specialist jobs in South Carolina.

Permanent makeup artists tend to work independently, which is something you should keep in mind as you prepare for this career. Most of your time may be spent one-on-one with clients. An appointment can be fairly lengthy, since you have to consult with a client, come up with a plan for their procedures, get their consent, and then actually perform the permanent makeup procedure. In addition, you may see each client several times for follow-up appointments.

As all of the more polished salons in South Carolina can attest to, having more premium treatments available gives clients more reason to patronize them. One such treatment sure to be on the rise is permanent makeup. With this fact in mind, all potential makeup artists find out more by using this information.

South Carolina Board of Cosmetology
National Interstate Council of Board of Cosmetology
Professional Beauty Federation

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