Get ready to dive into the exciting world of business, natural hair care, coloring, haircutting, makeup, skincare, styling, wig making, chemical services and nails in the beautiful State of Delaware! Start with mastering the basics in our comprehensive theory class. Then get set to put your skills into action with hands-on practice in a real salon environment. It’s time to unleash your creativity and passion!

About The Cosmetology Program

What You’ll Learn

In the Cosmetology Program, you will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in various areas of the beauty industry. This program is designed to equip you with the necessary expertise to excel in a range of beauty-related careers. Throughout the program, you will learn a wide array of techniques and practices that are essential in the field of cosmetology. From hair styling and cutting to skincare and nail care, you will develop proficiency in all aspects of beauty services. One key aspect of the program is learning about different hair treatments, including coloring, perming, and straightening. You will also acquire skills in hairstyling for various occasions and clients with different hair types. Additionally, our curriculum covers skincare techniques such as facials, waxing, and makeup application. You will learn how to analyze skin types, recommend appropriate products, and perform professional skincare services. Nail care is another important component of our program. You will be trained in manicures, pedicures, nail artistry techniques, and proper sanitation practices for maintaining healthy nails. Furthermore, our cosmetology program emphasizes customer service skills and business management knowledge. You will learn how to effectively communicate with clients, manage appointments efficiently, and operate within industry regulations. By completing this comprehensive cosmetology program, you will be well-prepared to pursue a successful career as a professional cosmetologist or explore other exciting opportunities within the beauty industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Know Before Enrolling?

This is career that allows an individual to become their own boss. If interested in joining the Cosmetology Industry, this field requires standing long hours and dedicating time to build a clientele. However, if an applicant owes child support, have a felony or default a student loan it can prohibit licensure.

How Long Is The Course?

The course is 1500 hrs

When Will The School Open?

It will be opening in Fall 2024

What’s The Admission Policy?

Alternatives Beauty School accepts applications from a diverse population. Diversity enhances and enriches the educational experience of the students.  Upon visiting Alternatives Beauty School, the Admission Staff will be available to answer questions and provide a tour of the facility or feel free to schedule an appointment.  The admissions procedure is uniform all programs. New classes begin monthly. New students are required to attend a one-day orientation.  Admissions are an ongoing process.

When Do I Graduate?

Students must successfully complete all phases of study, required exams, practical projects, and clinic assignments for the course. Students must also pass with a grade average of 75% and/or higher. All debts owed to the Alternatives Beauty School must be paid in full or payment plan arranged before graduating. Successful students are invited to participate in a formal commencement exercise where a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory will be issued. An official transcript will be issued once all financial obligations are met.

How Do I Get My Delaware State License?

License Title: Cosmetologist Required School hours: 1,500
  • General: All Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and completed at least 10th grade. A criminal history may be a bar to licensure. Please review Section 18 to see if this applies.
  • Delaware License law:
  • Licensing Examination Information: Theory and Practical examination required. The Delaware Licensing Examination is conducted through Prometric. For additional information on the Delaware examination visit
  • The DE exam and temporary permit applications are available online through Prometric at: Prometric/SMT Candidate Management System
  • Licensing Testing Fees: Visit the Prometric site for a listing of current fees.

Occupational Information Regarding this Career

Occupational information about this career is available online at O*net online Cosmetologist: SOC Code: 39-5012 Disclosure: Actual graduate salaries may be lower than those shown by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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