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South Carolina Board of Barber Examiners

The State of South Carolina General Assembly recently passed a Law requiring regulation of persons practicing hair braiding.

Individuals wishing to practice hair braiding are required to hold a hair braiding registration. Current cosmetologists or barbers are exempt, and are not required to hold a separate braiding registration.

To obtain a registration to practice hair braiding in the State an individual is required to:

  1. Pay a twenty-five ($25) registration fee for a two (2) year registration, prior to attending the class. Click here for an application Hair Braiding Application. All checks or money orders must be made payable to: State Board of Barber Examiners.
  2. Successfully complete a six (6) hour board approved braiding course, and
  3. Pass a 25 question multiple-choice examination.

LLR-Barber Examiners Board
PO Box 11329
Columbia, South Carolina 29211-1329


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Columbia, S.C. 29210
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