on July 23, 2002
When I was taking Cosmetology back in the 2000-01 school year, they recommended to purchase this version of Milady's Standard Textbook of Cosmetology. They were only available new in Canada and cost [money], and came with the theory book as well. Our teacher also had the old 1996 version of this textbook for sale, used. However, this is a better purchase. There are more pictures and colors, its not as drab as the previous version. I have to disagree with reviewers who said this is not a detailed book, I found it to be quite detailed and informative in its information. The book meant to be used in a classroom setting, where an instructor teachers and elaborates from this book. You cannot read this book and automatically cut hair, that is where the practical aspect of cosmetology comes in, when you are doing it hands on instead of reading. But this is a helpful tool for aspiring apprentices or students in cosmetology, whether you want to learn about Coloring, Perms, whatever the case, this is definately a worthwhile tool to have.
on November 30, 2000
I bought the book because I needed to know more about beauty care from head to toe. The book is very informative. I wish it could be more in depth where black hair is concerned. I have relaxed long hair that tends to get frizzy very easily and can be hard to style. I really needed to know more about that. Overall, this book is worth the price.
on March 30, 2000
"ENTER...THE WORLD OF BEAUTY", gives anyone who may be interested in finding out what is entailed in obtaining a Beauty licence, an opportunity to see the in depth studies that one must learn to be a successful hairstylist, salon owner,or beauty expert..."ENTER...THE WORLD OF BEAUTY".