Synopses & Reviews
Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has led the way in cosmetology education for 80 years by changing to meet the evolving needs of students and the market. Having been developed after extensive analysis by educational design experts, this textbook exhibits the most sophisticated methods for relaying information, stimulating thought, aiding comprehension, and enhancing retention. Milady's Standard Cosmetology provides students with the information they will need to pass the licensure exams as well as the most contemporary techniques to ensure success once they are on the job. This revision features a fresh new layout, reorganized chapters, and new photography and illustrations to provide an open, easy-to-follow format that students need with the reliability that is the hallmark of Milady. This edition of Milady's Standard Cosmetology is organized into six parts containing 32 chapters, each written by an industry expert in the field, creating an immediate connection to the professional world. New information on many subjects, including sanitation and infection control, and haircoloring has been included. The result is the most reliable cosmetology textbook available, one that covers all essential information in a contemporary, easy-to-use manner. While Milady's Standard Cosmetology is the center of the curriculum, students and educators have a wide range of supplements from which to choose. All supplements have been revised and updated to complement the new edition of the textbook. This book will serve as a valuable guide, and students will refer to it again and again throughout their career!
"I think it has a lot to offer and is current in the haircutting, hair styling, and hair color chapters. I feel that Milady has taken the Standard Cosmetology textbook into the 21st century." - Jessie Aki, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii
"I have enjoyed using Milady's teaching materials for the past 21 years. The textbook has grown and developed into a dynamic resource guide for all cosmetology students. As an Instructor, the textbook has allowed me to become much more innovative in the classroom, strengthen my lecture and demonstration skills and allowed me the opportunity to explore creative communication strategies and techniques. I would like to thank Milady's dedication to educational excellence in the field of Cosmetology." - Marilyn Maine, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, CA
Since 1938, the Milady Standard Cosmetology has been the premier textbook for Cosmetology education. Each subsequent edition has evolved with the changing styles of the era while maintaining a firm foundation in the basic procedures and applications of beauty culture that have endured for generations. Building upon the strong pedagogical features of previous editions, the Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 is vibrant and colorful to capture the visual learner's interest and focus their attention on the subject matter which is the cornerstone of their education. The Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 textbook takes advantage of the most sophisticated methods for relaying information, stimulating thought, aiding comprehension, and enhancing retention. This new edition contains a completely revised section on infection control principles and practices, new procedures, and revised and updated chapters written by industry experts, as well as step-by-step procedures demonstrated specifically for left-handed individuals. Educators and students have access to over twenty instructor tools and student supplements which greatly increase the chances for student success and make lesson planning simple. Each supplement has been tailored to fit the exact needs of the cosmetology student and match the changes made to the new edition. The Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 is the basis for your students' success during their education and will continue to be a valuable resource as they progress through their careers.
For decades the primary reference for cosmetology licensure, Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has undergone the most thorough transformation in its history with this new edition. Milady has totally revamped the organization and contents to bring the Standard into the new century. In its contents and art, both of which are new to this edition, the book reflects the changes in salon and spa treatments, procedures, and products. New chapters such as "Life Skills" by Arlene Alpert and "Communicating for Success" by Catherine Frangie start students on the right path, stressing the soft skills that professionals know is the key to success. NAHA award-winner Mary Brunetti also wrote the chapters "Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning" and "Hair Styling." Ruth Roche, another NAHA-award winner, has created a totally new "Haircutting" chapter, complete with step-by-step technicals on the core cuts. The look of the text mirrors the changes in content, with its open feel, contemporary design, and high-quality photography. Having been developed after extensive analysis by educational design experts, the textbook exhibits the most sophisticated methods for relaying information, stimulating thought, aiding comprehension, and enhancing retention. Central to the book's development was the knowledge that learners need to keep engaged through a visual, inviting display when they turn each page, and that steered the direction of the text design and art program.
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Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Part I: Orientation. Cosmetology: The History and Opportunities (Lisha Barnes). Life Skills (Arlene Alpert). Your Professional Image (Mary Beth Janssen). Communicating for Success (Catherine Frangie). Part II: Cosmetology Sciences. Infection Control: Principles and Practice (Sue Sansom and Darlene Hudson). Basics of Anatomy and Physiology (Deborah Beatty). Basics of Chemistry and Electricity (John Halal). Part III: Hair Care. Properties of the Hair and Scalp (John Halal). Principles of Hair Design (Mary Brunetti). Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning (Mary Brunetti). Haircutting (Ruth Roche). Hairstyling (Mary Brunetti). Braiding and Braid Extensions (Diane Bailey and Toni Love). Wigs and Hair Enhancements (Vivienne Mackinder). Chemical Texture Services (John Halal). Haircoloring (Colleen Hennessey). Part IV: Skin Care. Histology of the Skin (Aly Evirs). Hair Removal (Jane Crawford). Facials (Margrit Altenburg). Facial Makeup (Teresa Sammarco). Part V: Nail Care. Nail Structure and Growth (Sue Schultes). Manicuring and Pedicuring (Sue Schultes). Advanced Nail Techniques (Sue Schultes). Part VI: The Business of Cosmetology. The Salon Business (Catherine Frangie with Carey Nash). Preparing for and Seeking Employment (Letha Barnes). On the Job (Catherine Frangie). Closing. Appendices. National Skill Standards. Resources. Professional Organizations. Glossary/Index.