Esthetician Schools in Delaware

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Academy of Massage & Bodywork – Accredited

1218 Pulaski Highway
Bear, DE 19701

All In The Wrist Barber Academy – Accredited

202 North DuPont Boulevard
Smyrna, DE 19977

Dawn Career Institute LLC – Accredited

252 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

32448 Royal Boulevard
Dagsboro, DE 19939
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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 Esthetician in Delaware

Delaware Esthetician Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 1,200 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.
  • Average salary for estheticians in Delaware is $34,720 ($16.69/hour). This is higher than the national average of $34,090 ($16.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for estheticians. This is higher than the expected national growth of 11%.

The world of skin care is growing everywhere, especially in tourist-centered areas like New England.

If you have ever wanted to find a beauty career that fits your interests and talents, skin care is a great option to consider.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 1,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a esthetics license

By the time you graduate, you should be prepared for the process of earning a Delaware esthetics license. The Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering requires all applicants to have at least 600 hours of conventional training or 1200 hours of apprenticeship training. You must submit your application, along with a $175 testing fee, and pass both your written test and your skills test.

Education Details

The journey to a skin care career may start at one of the esthetic schools in DE listed below. To get a license in this field, you must meet specific training requirements, including the following topics.

Required Training Topics

  • Infection control procedures
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Skin analysis and cleasing
  • Steaming and exfoliation procedures
  • Extraction procedures
  • Massage movements and effects
  • Hair removal methods
  • Makeup application
  • Electrical equipment use and safety

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 Esthetics Careers


Average yearly salary for esthetics in Delaware

The sky is the limit when it comes to skin care. With an esthetician's license, you can focus on traditional skin care topics like moisturizing, cleansing, facial peels, facial scrubs, and face masks. You can also learn about the most up to date advances in the field, such as the use of microdermabrasion to get rid of dead skin cells and smooth out the face, stimulate the growth of collagen, or minimize the appearance of wrinkles. You can focus on skills that are in demand in your area and use your own talents and interests to keep your clients looking youthful and healthy. In Delaware, the average salary for a skin care specialist is $34,720 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Numerous enjoyable job options exist for Delaware estheticians. Potential work places include skin care clinics, salons, spas, and eyebrow and threading salons. Estheticians may also opt for working for themselves. Estheticians who choose the entrepreneurial route may work from their client's homes, work from their own homes, or open their own beauty salons. The numbers point to an optimistic job outlook for estheticians.

Contact the Delaware State Board of Esthetics

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Esthetics/Skin Care

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