I went to school for cosmetology in 2007 partly using the previous green covered milady cosmetology book that came out before this one. That book was more informative with wording, pictures, and descriptions. This "new" 2008 book cut out a lot of the information, but had the same exact pictures from the older book. So instead of improving the information- how-to steps, and guides in this new book, they cut out more pictures and information and added new work books, and theory books. Milady makes more money, schools make you buy the work books. And while the work books are very helpful, its much easier to have 1 book to carry around, then having several books to carry around on top of your giant cosmetology kit. It's also easier to refer to one book if you are looking for help instead of digging in 3.
Sadly, most cosmetology schools are hole in the wall places that do not have passionate teachers. So if this book lacks in information, and up to date pictures etc, you cannot always rely on your teacher to teach you as I could not when I went back to school. If the book had better step by step directions, and actually put more content into it, than having less than their old book!- then people would benefit more and think better of Milady.
Very disappointed, it's like having the older book, but with less pictures and information, just a new cover. Waste of creating, they could have done so much. Did not even change the 1990's looking pictures, besides the outer cover. Lucky for me, I had the old green covered milady textbook so when I needed further help, I could to refer to it, my classmates could not. The works books that match this are really good I have to say, but who wants to have to flip through other books trying to find an answer, when that is what this one is supposed to do. Not happy, but the school made me get this book.