Cosmetology Continuing Education Schools in Delaware

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Cosmetologist Continuing Education 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%.

So, you are a licensed and practicing cosmetologist or hairdresser in the District of Columbia, and you are seeking to take additional courses to enhance your knowledge, move in a specific, possibly new, direction, or renew your license.

The good news is that there are multiple sources of continuing education courses, in all sorts of areas for you to choose from! Continuing education in the beauty industry in the District of Columbia is alive and well!

Education Details

Virtually all schools of hairdressing and cosmetology offer continuing education courses for experienced professionals, and these courses are usually offered at times when most professionals are available to take them, such as during weekends and evenings. If you went to cosmetology school locally, try contacting the school from which you graduated to see what courses they have on offer. Otherwise, contact several of the beauty schools in the District of Columbia to see what is available. Some beauty salons, especially the larger ones, offer continuing education programs of their own, often as workshops or one day seminars. These are worth checking out as well. Finally trade shows bring new products into a hall or convention center and have staff who can demonstrate their use. Often these training sessions are eligible for continuing education credits, too.

The variety of topics you can study in continuing education courses is virtually endless! Naturally, courses that enhance your skills in hair styling, skin care, or cosmetology abound, teaching you the latest looks and fashions and how to produce them. If you decide you are interested in the business end of the business, courses can be found in the business aspects of the beauty industry. Taking a series of business courses can help you move your career in the direction of managing or owning a salon or spa. And since the beauty industry depends upon repeat business, courses in increasing customer satisfaction can always be helpful for improving your bottom line.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Delaware does not currently require continuing education hours to renew your license.

Delaware Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Delaware

Hairdressers and cosmetologists in the District of Columbia earned an average salary of $31,510 in 2019. The more years of experience you have, and the more specialized skills you possess, the higher your income potential. Thus, taking continuing education courses can directly impact what you are able to earn.

Your clients read fashion and style magazines. They see what is new and trendy - the looks, the products, the tools. They look to you as a source of information about these new trends, and expect that you can create the latest looks and styles for them in hair, skin, or makeup. When you have acquired a new skill, you can market this information by informing people through word of mouth, or sending out an announcement card. Your employer may wish to advertise the fact in the local newspaper or online. New skills means new clients, as well as enhanced offerings for your existing clients. Sometimes a new skill can command a high fee, such as the relatively new keratin-based straightening treatments offered in many beauty salons. These treatments often command fees of between $250 and $350 per treatment making them a great money-maker for you and your salon. It literally pays to keep up with the trends, and continuing education courses is the way to do it!

Contact the Delaware State Board of Cosmetology

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Continuing Education

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