Phone: 864-222-4120 ext. 83128
Degrees and Certifications:
SC Board of Cosmetology Licensed Instructor
Mrs. Crystal Garner
Cosmology can be a challenging profession, but I can testify that through hard work and a positive attitude it can lead to a very rewarding career. It all started for me as a junior in high school when I started the cosmetology program offered at the Abbeville Career Center. In 1987, I earned my SC State Board certified license and began working as an independent contractor until 1992. At this point I had the confidence to open my own salon, which I operated until 2005.
After selling my business I went back to school to become a Registered Instructor of Cosmetology. I began my teaching career teaching and worked as a college instructor at Greenville Technical and Virginia College working with students anywhere from 18 to 58 years old. These students have very diverse life experiences and I feel lucky to have had the chance to both teach and learn from them.
As much as I cherished the experience of working with college students, I cannot express how excited I was by the opportunity to develop and lead a high school program in Anderson County. I have called Anderson County home for the past Twenty years and I look forward to providing high school juniors and seniors with the same opportunity given to me 34 years ago.
I have worked for Anderson 5 school district for 10 years and Anderson Institute of Technology 2 year. Year after year I watch some of the most talented student successfully pass their board exams and become licensed. To watch my students succeed is the reason I teach today.
The Cosmetology Program is designed to prepare students to qualify and successfully complete
all requirements for a South Carolina Cosmetology license. Students receive training that
follows the guidelines and regulations established by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and
Regulation Cosmetology Board. The course of study includes Sanitation and Safety,
Professionalism and Salon Management, Sciences of Cosmetology, Professional Hair Care
Skills, Professional Nail Care Skills, Professional Skin Care Skills, and Unassigned Specific
Needs. Instruction in chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy, and physiology of the face, head, arms,
and hands is incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and
Class Schedule and Events
Cometology 3 8:30 - 11:30
Break 11:30 - 12:00
Cosmetology 12:20 - 3:20