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Take the First Step to Next Level Cosmetology!

Extensive Curriculum

Business skills, professionalism, the latest on textured hair/natural hair care and technical skills are provided at the highest level.


A Variety of Products and Brands

Optimizes the ability to work on various hair textures and skin types.

Job Opportunities

We provide assistance to acquire a job after graduation.

About us

Why Alternatives Beauty School?

Alternatives Beauty School offers a cosmetology program while preparing you for Delaware state licensing exam. Our concentration is textured hair and business. We are conveniently located at the second largest mall in Delaware, the Concord Mall. It sits between Pennsylvania and Maryland. The advantage to students is by being licensed in Delaware they can get reciprocity in Pennsylvania and Maryland making them eligible for 3 state licenses!

Our Courses


Learn business, natural hair care, coloring, haircutting, make up, skin care, styling, wig making, chemical services and nails. You will learn the basics in the theory class, then practice your skills–hands on, in a salon environment.

Esthetician Program

This program is designed to equip you with the necessary expertise to excel in the field of esthetics. Along with high-quality technical training students will learn career development skills such as client consultation, business tracking systems, and marketing strategies.

Nail Technician Program​

This program is your golden ticket to mastering essential skills, earning a license through the State of Delaware, and gaining proficiency for entry-level positions in nail technology and related careers.

Natural Hair Care Certificate Program

Learn the basics of natural hair care, braiding, locking, twisting and wig making. Learn proper application of  braid extensions and weaves. Students will also learn proper sanitation and business.


What our Beloved Students say about us

Robyn Rosé

First of all let me say I loved the aesthetic of her salon and it’s beautiful. She is a great hairstylist. I left my hair smelling great and feeling amazing. She invited me to model in a photoshoot for salon and she styled my hair curly then straight and I loved it . The shoot was very fun and professional.

Zaria Rose

She is literally the best teacher I’ve ever had. She really cares about your education and takes time to break things down if you need it. She is not afraid to be transparent and honest with you. She’s truly a blessing in the classroom and I’m not being full of it.

Kellie Johnson

Tesha is the best with any hair! She listens and always makes you feel your best.

Adaineliz Colon

Tesha is one of the most greatest educators that I have ever meet since the first time I met her the way she teaches is incredible you can really learn a lot with her especially with a lot of questions with things you don’t know or understand

N'Asia G.

Ms. T who was my former educator (an amazing educator at that), but who I still go to for mentoring and guidance. did a wonderful loc repair & loc reattachment as an example for our class cause not many cosmo schools provide a loc curriculum or go in depth with locs . She goes over everything thoroughly to make sure you don’t fail or fall behind . She cares for her students as well. Having her as an educator was a great honor and I’m glad I was able to have an educator like her.

Danielle Ford

I was one of Mrs. McDonald’s students at Empire Beauty School. Not only is she a wonderful educator. She is a great mentor as well. She is one of those teachers who is always real and upfront with you, she wants to see you succeed in any path that you take. She encourages her students to ask for help and doesn’t make you feel dumb or like you don’t belong because you need help. As a young girl still learning the industrial she has been amazing at letting me pick her brain and giving me tips and tricks to help me succeed. I would not trade the experiences she has allowed me to be a part of or the things she has taught me for anything