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Salons and Salon Shops

The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering regulates the practice of these areas:  cosmetology, barbering, aesthetics, electrology and nail technology. It issues licenses or permits to apprentice, practice or instruct in each of these areas. It also issues permits to shops/salons that offer services in each of these areas and to schools that teach these practice areas.

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is to protect the general public from unsafe practices and from occupational practices which tend to reduce competition or artificially fix the price of services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board •develops standards for professional competency •promulgates rules and regulations •adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

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Department: State

Division: Professional Regulation

Office: Board of Cosmetology and Barbering


All Instructor licenses, Barber, Aesthetician, Electrologist, and Nail Technician licenses expire on 3/31 of even years. Cosmetology/Barbering Establishments (schools and salons/shops) expire on 6/30 of odd years. Barber and Cosmetologist Apprentices expire three years from issuance, Electrologist and Nail Tech Apprentices one year from issuance and Aesthetician Apprentices two years from issuance.


Application Form

Applications by exam are filed online with the testing service, Professional Credentialing Service, and electronically transmitted to Division of Professional Regulation. Other types of applications are found at this URL:

Renewal Form

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


Customer Service can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302-744-4500.

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This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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