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We continually raise the standard for beauty and wellness education, and this edition no longer provides the most up-to-date education and skills professionals need to succeed. Learn about the Milady Standard Cosmetology (14th Edition) here.

Due to the global paper shortage, we may substitute paper and alternative printing methods as necessary to continue to meet demand. You should expect to see slight variations from book to book over the next year. Please consider and plan for a digital alternative such as eBooks or our new, sleek digital learning platform, CIMA.

Milady Standard Cosmetology, 13th Edition

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This, 13th Edition: © 2016
12th Edition: © 2012

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Milady Standard Cosmetology is the most widely-used curriculum in cosmetology education today. Our commitment to providing resources that elevate the industry ensures that we are continually working to help all students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

  1. History and Career Opportunities
  2. Life Skills
  3. Your Professional Image
  4. Communicating for Success
  5. Infection Control: Principles and Practices
  6. General Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Skin Structure, Growth, and Nutrition
  8. Skin Disorders and Diseases
  9. Nail Structure and Growth
  10. Nail Disorders and Diseases
  11. Properties of the Hair and Scalp
  12. Basics of Chemistry
  13. Basics of Electricity
  14. Principles of Hair Design
  15. Scalp Care, Shampooing, and Conditioning
  16. Haircutting
  17. Hairstyling
  18. Braiding and Braid Extensions
  19. Wigs and Hair Additions
  20. Chemical Texture Services
  21. Haircoloring
  22. Hair Removal
  23. Facials
  24. Facial Makeup
  25. Manicuring
  26. Pedicuring
  27. Nail Tips and Wraps
  28. Monomer Liquid and Polymer Powder Nail Enhancements
  29. Light Cured Gels
  30. Preparing for Licensure and Employment
  31. On the Job
  32. The Salon Business
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Hardcover ISBN: 9781285769417
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Theory Workbook

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Practical Workbook

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Exam Review Book

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Study Guide: The Essential Companion

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Situational Problems

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Spanish Editions

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Theory Workbook

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Practical Workbook

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Exam Review Book

Spanish Edition ISBN: 9781285769585
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Study Guide: The Essential Companion

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Vietnamese Edition

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Course Management Guide
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  • Transition Guides
  • Computerized Test Bank
  • Answer Key for Workbooks

ISBN: 9781285769677 (CD)
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ISBN: 9780357920640 (Online Access)
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Instructor Support Slides
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  • Chapter-by-chapter outline of content

ISBN: 9781285769684 (CD)
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Instructional Videos

(from previous 2012 edition)

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