Objective and Function

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.

The Board 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 Board's statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 51.

Meetings

The Board meets the last Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m., except for August and December. All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board's consideration at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.

Phone - Fax - Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904