The first Cosmetology school in the State of Delaware to receive national accreditation, Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design was founded on Newark’s Main Street in 1977.
The mission of Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design is to produce proficient graduates in attitude, knowledge, technique and to instill a sense of professionalism and effective communication.
Our programs prepare individuals for completion of the State of Delaware licensing examination and for employment in cosmetology arts and sciences careers and related fields. This is accomplished within the guidelines established by the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers and the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc.
Founded in 1977 by Douglas David and James Schilling, Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design was originally located on Main Street in Newark, Delaware. Within a few short years of its founding, Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design became the first Cosmetology school in the State of Delaware to receive National Accreditation. Read more
NACCAS Reaccreditation History
Schilling-Douglas School has received flawless reaccreditations throughout the past three cycles from the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, denoting nearly two decades with zero findings.
Why Accreditation Is Important
When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:
- A reliable indicator of quality
- Approved program of study
- Qualified instructors
- Recognition by employers nationwide
Located today in the Shoppes at Louviers, Schilling-Douglas remains committed to developing passionate cosmetology professionals.
Shoppes at Louviers
Newark, DE 19711
by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, Inc.
by the Delaware Department of Education
by the State of Delaware Division of Professional Regulation
of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools
for the training of Veterans
“When hiring new employees, I am always confident that graduates of Schilling-Douglas have been trained not only in the science behind hair, skin and nails but also in the professional practices necessary to be successful in this industry.”
— Maureen Freebery, owner of Maureen’s Hair Salon & Day Spa
“Schilling Douglas offers a legacy of consistent, high quality education rivaled by no other. Their educators have a solid knowledge base, master educator certifications and real world experience which benefits their students in a variety of ways. Hosting Guest Educators provides an array of experiences and inspiration for all. Schilling Douglas students are at the top of my “to Hire” list!”
— Melissa Stansell, The HeadQuarters
“One of the things that set the Schilling Douglas School apart is their new location and impressive facility. Here students have the opportunity to provide the latest hair care services to the public. Students come to my salon prepared for entry level positions. They have a solid foundation of the core principles of cosmetology and customer service. Salon Rispoli proudly boasts the fact that more than 75% of our staff graduated from Schilling Douglas School of hair design.”
— Mario J. Rispoli, president of Salon Rispoli