About Alternatives Beauty School Inc.

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 a reciprocity in Pennsylvania and Maryland making them eligible for 3 state licenses!

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Alternatives Beauty School has a student salon where real clients are being serviced, building their portfolio while being monitored by licensed beauty educators.  This teaches the business of beauty. 

Although  Alternatives Beauty School is not yet accredited, the education is parallel to none! We ARE the Alternative to the traditional beauty school.  Come learn something different! 

The Team

Founder & Lead Instructor

Tesha McDonald

Tesha McDonald holds several licenses in several states. Nail Technology and Esthetics in New York since 2000 to present.

New York State Board Examiner 2005-2007, PA Cosmetologist 2009 to present, PA Teachers License 2022 to present, PA Business License 2009 to present.

DE Cosmetologist 2022 to present, DE Teachers License 2022 to present, MD Senior Cosmetologist 2023-present.

Owner of Alternatives Beauty Studio, Tesha has spoken at several beauty shows, has been called upon to speak at several schools including but not limited to Paul Mitchell, Empire, Venus, and The Beauty Institute (formerly-Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology) for natural hair care and business specifically.

Her work has been seen in many publications nationally and internationally. Including but not limited to Toys R Us, Essence, Braids and Beauty, Braids and More and African Braiding in America.

“Giving back to the community is something that I have always done and will continue with this school.”

Technology Manager

Cheryl Henderson-Khalid

Cheryl has over 20 years of experience creating websites, setting up systems, ect. She maintains and manages online systems for the school.

Social Media Assistant


Elanna has over 4 years of experience developing and implementing strategies to increase brand awareness, drive engagement, and generate leads.

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