Cosmetology Schools in Delaware

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Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

32448 Royal Boulevard Suite A
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Hair Academy School of Barbering & Beauty – Accredited

160 Pencader Plaza
Newark, DE 19713

Paul Mitchell The School Delaware – Accredited

1420 Pulaski Highway
Newark, DE 19702

Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design – Accredited

211 Louviers Drive
Newark, DE 19711
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

How to Become a Cosmetologist in Delaware

Delaware Cosmetology Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Delaware is $31,510 ($15.15/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for cosmetologists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 9%.

Delaware's vibrant beauty industry has created high-end salons, specialty beauty shops, and nail salons that bring people from all over New England.

If you're looking for a way into the beauty industry, Delaware cosmetology schools are the first step for you.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours OR 3,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a cosmetology license

Before you can start working on your own in the world of beauty, you have to get a cosmetology license. Since each state individually licenses cosmetology professionals, the Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is responsible for licensing applicants like you. To apply for licensure, you need 1,500 hours of standard training or 3,000 hours of apprenticeship training. The thousands of hours you spend in beauty school should give you the confidence and skills you need to pass your licensing exams with flying colors.

Education Details

Cosmetologists can work with skin, hair, and nails, so Delaware cosmetology schools cover all of these topics. The following topics are required at Delaware beauty schools. Within each topic, your instructors may cover current trends and styles.

Required Cosmetology Subjects

  • Hair arranging and dressing
  • Curling and permanent waving
  • Cutting and braiding hair
  • Chemically bleaching and coloring hair
  • Massage of the scalp, face, and hands
  • Cosmetic creams, lotions, and preparations

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

The renewal fee is the same as the original licensing fee. Barbers, nail technicians, electrologists, instructors, and estheticians must renew their licenses by March 31 of even-numbered years. Cosmetologists must renew their licenses by October 31 of even-numbered years. Delaware does not currently require continuing education hours to renew your license.

Delaware Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Delaware

Statewide demand for cosmetologists is expanding—this can be a huge benefit for you when you start your career. O*Net anticipates a 13% increase in cosmetology job openings from 2016 through 2026 (2019). The average salary for a Delaware cosmetologist is $31,510 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

With a career in cosmetology, there's always something to keep you excited. The diverse skills you learn in beauty school can make you feel at home in nail salons, spas, and hair salons. You can give equal time to nail care, skin care, and hair in your career, or you can choose to focus on one area that you are more passionate about. The hours you spend behind the chair help you build bonds with clients, understand their requests, and use your creativity to make clients look great.

Contact the Delaware State Board of Cosmetology

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

Although it’s one of the diminutive states in the union, Delaware does boast a significant stance in the cosmetology world. Beauticians are helping to spur their industry’s growth in steady increments there. To that end, those interested consult these groups for data.

Professional Beauty Association
American Association of Cosmetology Schools


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