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For programs up to 600 hours

Milady Standard Esthetics: Fundamentals, 11th edition, is the essential source for basic esthetics training. This edition builds upon Milady’s strong tradition of providing students and instructors with the best beauty and wellness education tools for their future.

The rapidly expanding field of esthetics has taken a dramatic leap forward in the past decade, this 2013 text plays a critical role in creating a strong foundation for the esthetics student. Focusing on introductory topics, including history and opportunities in skin care, anatomy and physiology, and infection control and disorders, it lays the groundwork for the future professional to build their knowledge.

The reader can then explore the practical skills of a skin care professional, introducing them to the treatment environment, basic facial treatments, hair removal, and the technology likely to be performed in the salon or spa setting.

Author: Milady

  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. Basics of Chemistry
  8. Basics of Electricity
  9. Basics of Nutrition
  10. Physiology and Histology of the Skin
  11. Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  12. Skin Analysis
  13. Skin Care Products: Chemistry, Ingredients, and Selection
  14. The Treatment Room
  15. Facial Treatments
  16. Facial Massage
  17. Facial Machines
  18. Hair Removal
  19. Advanced Topics and Treatments
  20. The World of Makeup
  21. Career Planning
  22. The Skin Care Business
  23. Selling Products and Services
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  • Length of Access: 2 Years

Printed Access Card ISBN: 9781305668928
List Price: $310.95 USD


Printed Access Card ISBN: 9781111307066
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  • Detailed, interactive exercises
  • Reinforce learning
  • Increase student comprehension

ISBN: 9781111306915
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Spanish Edition ISBN: 9781111306960
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Exam Review
  • Chapter-by-chapter multiple–choice questions
  • Includes answer key

ISBN: 9781111306922
List Price: $64.95 USD
Spanish Edition ISBN: 9781111306939
List Price: $70.95 USD

Step-By-Step Procedures
  • Each of the procedures from the textbook
  • Rubric for instructor or self-grading
  • Step-by-Step Photos
  • Full-Color
  • Spiral-Bound

ISBN: 9781111307097
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Course Management Guide on CD
  • All content from Course Management Guide Binder
  • Computerized Test Bank with 1,000 questions
  • Image Library with photos and illustrations from the textbook

ISBN: 9781111306953
List Price: $339.95 USD

Instructor Support Slides on CD
  • PowerPoint™ Slides
  • Chapter-by-chapter outline of content

ISBN: 9781111306984
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Instructional Videos
  • 2 hours of content on 2 DVDs
  • Practical procedures from the textbook shown with step-by-step accuracy

Click here for a sample clip and table of contents

ISBN: 9781435402812
List Price: $1150.95 USD

  • 2 hours of content on 2 DVDs
  • Practical procedures from the textbook shown with step-by-step accuracy

ISBN: 9781435402812
List Price: $1045.95 USD

Disc 1

Basic Facial Menu

  • Client Greetings
  • Analysis of Client’s Skin
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Extractions
  • Facial Massage
  • Masks
  • Clean-up

Specialty Facial Treatments

  • Oily or Acneic Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Mature or Sun Damaged Skin
  • Sensitive Skin and Rosacea
  • Treatments for Men’s Skin
Disc 2

Specialty Facial Treatments

  • Introduction to Chemical Exfoliation (Peels)
  • Mature or Anti-Aging Peel (Glycolic)
  • Acne Peel (Salicylic)
  • Sensitive Skin & Rosacea Peel (Lactic)


  • Hard Wax
  • Soft Wax


  • Basic Daytime Makeup