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About KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts

Who We Are

KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts is dedicated to providing comprehensive education to aspiring nail technicians, estheticians, and instructors. Our mission is to equip students with the essential skills and training required to excel in the fields of nail technology, esthetics, and instruction. Upon enrollment, we commit ourselves to nurturing our students to reach their fullest potential.

We are driven by the objective of ensuring the success of each student in passing the State Board Examination, obtaining professional licensure as nail technicians, estheticians, and instructors, and making a meaningful impact on the industry. Our vision is to empower individuals to contribute positively to the profession and uphold its standards of excellence.

Mission Statement

At KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts, our unwavering commitment rests upon nurturing student achievement, fostering personal growth, and shaping dedicated professionals. Through cutting-edge and tailored post-secondary education, we create an environment that sparks creativity and inspiration. Our mission is to equip graduates with the essential business acumen and financial proficiency required for triumphant career paths. Join us on this transformative journey.


KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts is a private, for-profit institution under the ownership of KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts Ltd. Co. Ms. Kyea Sturkin is the 100% owner of KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts Ltd. Co.


This facility contains one (1) office, one (1) theory classroom with (20) workstations, two (2) practical nail clinic floor areas, receptionist’s desk, and guest seating, six (6) nail stations, three (3) pedicure stations, one (1) nail drying station, dispensary containing nail and skin care products & supplies, inside/outside break area. Esthetics room contains three (3) facial beds and facial steamer/magnifying lamps combo, one (1) wood’s lamp, two (2) make-up chairs, and supply cabinet containing skin supplies.


KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts Ltd. Co. is licensed through the SC Board of Cosmetology Examiners. The license number assigned to the school is #1232. 


Our state-of-the-art facility is located at 21 Garden Ave. in Georgetown, SC.

Kyea Sturkin

CEO, Lead Instructor

A native of Georgetown, South Carolina, Ms. Sturkin attended Georgetown County School District (Cosmetology) where she obtained her Cosmetology License. After graduation, she moved to Charlotte, NC where she attended Brands College of Beauty and earned her Cosmetology Instructor License and then Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where she earned her Associates Degrees in Cosmetology and Cosmetology Instructor.  Ms. Sturkin returned to her hometown where she felt she could make a difference in the beauty industry and to fulfill her dreams of becoming a salon owner (KNK Hair Salon Ltd. Co.) and school owner (KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts Ltd. Co.) Before teaching in Georgetown, she was a cosmetology instructor in Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. Ms. Sturkin has operated her salon and teaches for the Georgetown County School District (Cosmetology) since 2009 until present.  After 20+ years in this industry, Ms. Sturkin still has the passion, love, and burning desire as when she first started but, it’s the ability to help others reach their career goals and become successful that puts the flame in her.


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KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts Statement of Non-discrimination

KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts subscribes to a strict non-discrimination policy on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, financial status, nationality, ethnic origin or area of residence in all of its practices and policies, including in admissions, instruction and graduation.

KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts prohibits all employees and students from discriminating against its customers, employees, applicants for employment and student applicants, based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, and if applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status.


Disability Access

KNK Academy of Cosmetic Arts is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. We will do everything possible to ensure that all students receive the same high-quality educational opportunities. 

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