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Our Columbia cosmetology diploma program isn’t just a hair or beauty school – it’s a well-rounded program intended to teach you the art, science, and business of cosmetology.

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As a student in our 12-month Cosmetology Diploma program, you’ll have the opportunity to:(1)

  • Gain experience above and beyond classroom training: We’re known in the Columbia community for our cosmetology-focused events that bring local clients to you.
    • Cuts for Kids: Help children get ready to go back to school by providing complimentary haircuts.
    • Prom Night Makeovers: Practice your up-do’s and nail styling on high schoolers who want to look stylish for one of their most important events.
    • Hair Presentations: Come up with a theme, join a group, and hit the mall to participate in a cosmetology presentation that shows off your skills in hair, nails, make-up, and more.
    • Community Volunteerism: Use your new skills to help others look and feel better by providing manicures and pedicures to breast cancer survivors, the elderly, shelter residents, and caregivers of special needs children.
  • Earn recognition for your hard work: Our cosmetology training is divided into “modules.” At the end of each module, you’ll gather with fellow cosmetology students for a chance to be recognized for Academic Excellence, Perfect Attendance, Highest Retail Sales, Highest Client Requests, and more.
  • Accumulate the salon floor hours you need to qualify for state certification: Your time in cosmetology school doesn’t just count toward your diploma – it can also count toward the required number of salon hours needed to qualify for your South Carolina Cosmetologist’s license.
  • Network with the Midlands-area cosmetology community: Whenever possible, your cosmetology instructors bring guest speakers from local businesses to the classroom and schedule field trips to industry trade shows.

(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstance.

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Student Salon

As a student in our cosmetology school, you’ll spend your first three modules preparing to work on real clients in our student salon. Once you’re ready, you’ll join up to 19 other students and at least one instructor on the salon floor.

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The Salon at Remington can service up to 42 clients at a time and features:

  • 27 hair styling stations.
  • Five nail tables.
  • Two pedicure stations.
  • Two facial rooms.

Your time in the salon can include:

  • Working in the dispensary.
  • Managing the front desk.
  • Servicing clients in the nail or facial rooms.
  • Providing cuts, colors, highlights, relaxers, permanent waves, and more at a salon station.

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From your first look at our reception area, to your first glance into our classrooms, to the smiling faces of those who greet you, you’ll know you’re in an environment that’s supportive and caring at our Columbia, SC college campus.

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At Columbia, we’ll be here for you through the extent of your program and beyond. We back that support up with knowledgeable staff who are ready to help you with admissions or financial aid and instructors who are eager to help you succeed.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Course list
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship
40 85 0
COS I-B COS I-B 40 85 0
COS I-C COS I-C 25 100 0
COS II-A 20 105 0
COS II-B COS II-B 20 105 0
COS II-C COS II-C 20 105 0
COS II-D COS II-D 20 105 0
COS II-E COS II-E 20 105 0
COS II-F COS II-F 20 105 0
COS III-C COS III-C 15 110 0
Total 240 1260 0
Program Summary
The Cosmetology Diploma Program provides training in various phases of cosmetology, including manicures, pedicures,
facials, and wig care.
The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as cosmetologists in work locations such as licensed beauty salons, day spas, or nail salons.
Program completion normally requires 48 weeks for full-time students.
The Cosmetology Diploma Program is divided into 12 monthly periods. The Cosmetology Diploma Program is also offered on an evening/weekend class schedule which consists of 12 six
- week modules. Program completion normally requires 72 weeks for full-time students. Students must successfully complete the academic periods with a minimum cumulative GPA
of 2.0 in order to be eligible to participate in the clinic practices.
Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Cosmetology.

Potential Career Destinations(1)




(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.


Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Salon at Remington

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Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Student Services

Remington College established a student services webpage to provide our students with easy access to the resources they need to be successful in their chosen educational paths. We encourage all students to use this site as a starting point for accessing their academic resources.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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