Ann Brown

Education/Career Background

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from USC-Aiken.
  • National Board Certified Teacher- Career and Technical Education/Early
  • Adolescence through Young Adulthood

Teaching History

  • 1984-2005 Cosmetology Instructor at Sumter County Career Center
  • 2005-2008 Cosmetology Instructor at F.E. Dubose Career Center
  • 2008- present Cosmetology Instructor at Lexington Technology Center.
  • Areas of Certification: AT- Cosmetology


To become a cosmetologist, the State Board of Cosmetology requires students to pass a theory test and a practical test of skills. Students must complete Cosmetology 1 and 2 and Cosmetology 3 and 4, and pass the exam to receive a cosmetology license from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board. Personal appearance care service workers participate in continuing education and training at salons, cosmetology schools and product shows. Students assist individuals with their personal appearance including shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair. Students learn to give manicures, pedicures, scalp treatment, facials and makeup analyses. Students clean and style wigs and hairpieces.

Personal care services students continue an in-depth study of hairstyling, haircutting, chemical services, skin and nails. Cosmetology 3 and 4 provides preparation for passing the written and practical exam for the South Carolina license from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board. These courses are equal to nine months of private school training at a cost of $18,000–$22,000.