Cosmetology Information Sheet

Employment Rate 84.85% 2016
Licensure Rate 96.55 %
Completion Rate 82.50 %

Compensation for entry level Cosmetologists on Delmarva is:

  1. Minimum wage or minimum wage plus commission
  2. Straight 50% commission
  3. Booth rental (self-employed at a salon belonging to someone else
    All monies earned are individuals, responsible for own products
    Used, as well as responsible for taxes and insurance.

Physical Demands

  1. Excessive standing
  2. Long hours, especially for entry level, hours are flexible as clientele is accumulated.
  3. Tremendous use of arms, wrists, and hands, which later can develop tendon problems.

Safety Requirements

  1. Comfortable shoes for back and leg support
  2. Rubber gloves for chemical services
  3. Eye protection for chemical services
  4. Nose mask for chemical services and artificial nail services

Licensing Requirements for Maryland students

  1. Must complete 1500 hours
  2. Must take and pass the State Board Examination (theory & practical) With a score of 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade
  6. Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed.

Licensing Requirements for Delaware students

  1. Must complete 1500 hours
  2. Must take and pass the Delaware State Board examination (theory & practical) with a score of 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade

Licensing Requirements for Virginia Students

  1. Must complete 1500 hours
  2. Must take and pass the Virginia State Board Examination with a 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade

The school will make modifications in the requirements when they occur for each respective state.