Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Defense Attorneys in South Carolina  

Defending Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Claims

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) regulates over 40 professions in the State of South Carolina including allegations of practice act violations before the Board of Cosmetology and Board of Barber Examiners.  
Our attorneys have the experience you need to advocate for continued operation of your salon or barber shop.  We can help defend your cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician, or barber license.  Operating out of offices throughout the state, our attorneys have handled hundreds of LLR related matters. Our experience defending licensed professionals will prove valuable to defending your SC LLR license complaint.    

Representative Board of Cosmetology Issues Include:

  • Assisting clients with the application process and attending application hearings.

  • Advising clients through the approval process for a new cosmetology or barber school.

  • Assisting clients under investigation for allegations of misconduct including sanitation violations, and complaints of substandard care.

  • Advising clients whether a particular course of conduct is within the confines of the relevant practice act, addressing employment related issues related to practice act compliance.
  • Fighting allegations of misconduct in disciplinary proceedings before the Board.

Recently, after rejecting an offer of a public consent agreement, one of our attorneys was able to successfully challenge a complaint alleging unsanitary conditions resulting in a dismissal.

You have the right to speak with one of our attorneys before deciding whether to accept a proposed public consent agreement.

Take advantage of our offer for an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

The Board of Cosmetology Inspection Process

The South Carolina Board of Cosmetology and Board of Barber Examiners employ inspectors who regularly inspect barber shops, nail salons, and hair salons. If the inspector notes a regulatory violation, an investigation may be opened in the office of investigations and enforcement, resulting in possible disciplinary action.

Although the inspector has the right to enter and inspect during regular business hours, you have the right to speak with an attorney concerning any noted violations.

An accusation of improper conduct under your practice act can have lasting implications. A public reprimand or practice restriction can damage your professional and financial livelihood.

Whether the complaint is initiated as a result of a failed inspection, made by a client, colleague or competitor, or by way of self-report on an initial application or renewal paperwork, we will fight to protect your right to continue to practice as a cosmetologist or barber in South Carolina.

What appears to be a simple process may be complex. It is worth your time to understand what is at stake. You have the right to speak with a South Carolina professional license defense attorney before you say anything that may impact your case.  803-227-4254.