The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering and the Board of Massage and Bodywork govern the beauty services in Delaware.

For the regulated professions, here’s a quick list:

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Delaware, USA:

The board requires applicants to get their training at any approved school.

Regulated Beauty Services in Delaware, USA

Hairstylist / Barber

Hairstylists fall under the cosmetologist license. They need to complete 1,500 training hours or 3,000 apprenticeship hours to take the examination. The number of hours for training and apprenticeship is the same for barbers, who have a separate license.

Facialist / Makeup Artist / Lash Technician / Waxing Technician

These beauty professionals are considered aestheticians in the state. They are expected to finish 600 training hours or 1,200 apprenticeship hours to qualify for the licensure examination. These services are also available in the cosmetologist license. It’s up to the individual to choose the license they want.

Nail Technician

Nail techs must complete 300 training hours or 600 apprenticeship hours to take and pass the licensure test.

More detailed information about the examination and requirements for the above beauty professionals is available in this link:

Massage Therapist

The board requires applicants to finish 500 training hours at an approved institution and must be a holder of the NCBTMB certificate to get their license.

Further details about the massage therapy licensure are given here:

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Delaware, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

Delaware doesn’t have regulations for spray tanning licensure. Aspirants can train for professional skills in this industry from any training provider.