Milady’s Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 2003-06-30
  • Publisher: Milady
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Now in its’ ninth edition, Milady’s Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date information available today. Written by Joel Gerson, one of the industry’s top authorities on skin care, and Alison O’Neil, a leading expert in the medical esthetics arena, this updated text contains all the essential information needed to ensure greater success for students taking the state board examinations. For the first time, this text is presented in full-color, incorporating a brand new, user-friendly four-color design that will help students learn the common links between the concepts and principles of skin care. Over 500 new full-color photographs and illustrations support the text content and include new step-by-step photographs for many of the procedures presented. All new photos have been incorporated in the chapter on skin disorders and diseases, special esthetic procedures, client consultation and skin analysis, and color theory and cosmetic techniques. A running glossary in each chapter helps the student become familiar with the language of skin care, and procedural notes and safety tips help to reinforce concepts. Expanded discussion on safety and sanitation topics reflects changes made in OSHA rulings and decontamination and infection control. Added discussion on advanced topics including AHAs, BHAs, glycolic, and microdermabrasion techniques give students exposure to those skills that will make them more marketable. Milady’s Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians, 9th ed., is the essential textbook for basic esthetics training.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Skin Care History and Opportunities
The History of Grooming and Skin Carep. 5
Career Opportunitiesp. 10
The Future of Estheticsp. 15
Your Professional Image
Your Professional Appearancep. 21
Professional Conductp. 23
Professional Ethicsp. 28
Life Skillsp. 29
General Sciences
Sanitation and Disinfection
Bacteriap. 39
Virusesp. 41
How Pathogens Enter the Bodyp. 42
Parasitesp. 43
Immunityp. 43
Principles of Preventionp. 43
Universal Precautionsp. 54
Your Professional Responsibilityp. 54
Anatomy and Physiology
Cellsp. 63
Tissuesp. 65
Organsp. 66
Body Systemsp. 66
The Skeletal Systemp. 66
The Muscular Systemp. 71
The Nervous Systemp. 76
The Circulatory Systemp. 80
The Endocrine Systemp. 85
The Digestive Systemp. 85
The Excretory Systemp. 85
The Respiratory Systemp. 86
The Integumentary Systemp. 86
The Reproductive Systemp. 87
Chemistry for Estheticians
Branches of Chemistryp. 99
Matterp. 99
Acidity and Alkalinityp. 103
Chemical Reactionsp. 104
Chemistry as Applied to Cosmeticsp. 105
Cosmetic Chemistry
Cosmetic Ingredientsp. 117
Natural Ingredientsp. 126
Making Products for Salon Usep. 127
Product Safetyp. 128
Basics of Electricity
Electricityp. 135
Electrical Equipment Safetyp. 137
Electrotherapyp. 139
Light Therapyp. 142
The Skin Sciences
Physiology and Histology of the Skin
Skin Factsp. 153
Skin Functionsp. 154
Layers of the Skinp. 155
Hair and Nail Anatomyp. 157
Nourishmentp. 160
Nervesp. 160
Cell Replacementp. 161
Skin Colorp. 161
Glandsp. 161
Aging of the Skinp. 163
The Sun and Its Effectsp. 164
Nutrition for the Skinp. 166
Water and the Skinp. 168
Basic Nutritionp. 169
Skin Disorders and Diseases
Dermatology and Estheticiansp. 187
Lesionsp. 188
Sebaceous (Oil) Gland Disordersp. 191
Disorders of the Sudoriferous (Sweat) Glandsp. 192
Inflammations of the Skinp. 192
Pigmentation Disordersp. 193
Hypertrophiesp. 194
Skin Cancerp. 194
Contagious Diseasesp. 195
Acnep. 196
Causes of Acnep. 196
Acne Triggersp. 197
Grades of Acnep. 198
Skin Analysis
Skin Types Are Genetically Determinedp. 209
The Fitzpatrick Scalep. 211
Ethnic Skinp. 212
Skin Types versus Skin Conditionsp. 213
Healthy Habits for the Skinp. 216
Contraindicationsp. 216
Performing a Skin Analysisp. 216
Performing a Skin Analysis: Step by Stepp. 217
Consultations, Client Charts, and Health Screeningp. 218
Product Selection and Ingredients
Basic Skin Care Products and Their Benefitsp. 228
Home-Care Products for Different Skin Types and Conditionsp. 237
Choosing a Product Linep. 238
Ingredientsp. 239
Components of Product Formulationsp. 240
Ingredients in Skin Care Productsp. 241
The Treatment Room
The Esthetician's Presentationp. 255
Creating a Professional Atmospherep. 255
Furniture, Equipment, and Room Set-Upp. 256
Treatment Room Supplies, Disposables, and Productsp. 258
Making Cleansing Padsp. 260
Room Preparationp. 262
After the Facial: Clean-Up Procedures and Sanitationp. 265
The Principles of Esthetic Procedures
The Benefits of Massagep. 273
Massage Contraindicationsp. 274
Incorporating Massage During the Facial Treatmentp. 275
Types of Massage Movementsp. 275
Dr. Jacquet Movementp. 277
Other Massage Techniquesp. 277
Facial Massagep. 279
Basic Facials and Treatments
Facial Treatment Benefitsp. 289
Esthetician Skills and Techniquesp. 290
Treatment and Client Preparationp. 292
Consultations/Contraindicationsp. 292
Key Elements of the Basic Facial Treatmentp. 294
Product Application and Cleasningp. 296
Removing Cleanserp. 298
Extractonp. 301
Philosophies and Methodsp. 305
Variations of the Basic Facialp. 305
The Basic Step-by-Step Facialp. 306
Clean-Up/Sanitation Checklistp. 310
The Mini-Facialp. 311
Treatments for Oily, Dry, Dehydrated, Sensitive, and Mature Skinp. 311
Acne Facialsp. 315
Acne Treatment Carep. 316
Men's Skin Carep. 318
Magnifying Lamp (Loupe)p. 325
Wood's Lampp. 326
Rotary Brushp. 327
Vacuum Machinep. 327
Spray Machinep. 328
Steamerp. 329
Electric Mitts and Bootsp. 331
High-Frequency Machinep. 331
Galvanic Currentp. 333
Iontophoresisp. 334
Heat Maskp. 337
Microcurrent Machinesp. 337
Other Tools and Accessoriesp. 338
Hot Towel Cabinetp. 339
Lucas Sprayerp. 339
Microdermabrasionp. 340
Lasersp. 341
Light Therapyp. 341
Hair Removal
Morphology of the Hairp. 348
Hair Growth Cyclep. 350
Indicator of Healthp. 351
Excessive Hair Growthp. 351
Characteristics and Differences in Hair Growthp. 352
Methods of Hair Removalp. 353
Temporary Methodsp. 355
Waxingp. 357
Room Preparationp. 359
Contraindications for Hair Removalp. 361
Client Consultationsp. 361
Eyebrowsp. 362
General Waxingp. 364
Eyebrow Tweezingp. 366
Eyebrow Waxingp. 368
Lip and Chin Waxingp. 371
Body Waxingp. 373
Advanced Esthetics Topics: an Industry Overview
Free Radicalsp. 383
Antioxidantsp. 383
Peels for Skin Care Therapistsp. 384
The Peel Procedure for AHAsp. 387
Enzyme Peels (Masks)p. 387
Mature Skin and Hormonesp. 388
The Value of Aromatherapyp. 389
Spa Body Treatmentsp. 391
Pre- and Postoperative Carep. 393
Other Clinical Proceduresp. 394
Cosmetic Surgical Proceduresp. 395
Body Proceduresp. 396
The World of Makeup
Psychological Aspects of Makeupp. 403
Makeup Services Overviewp. 404
Makeup Productsp. 404
Eyelinersp. 409
Eyebrow Colorp. 410
Mascarap. 410
Lip Colorp. 411
Lip Linerp. 412
Other Cosmeticsp. 412
Makeup Brushesp. 412
Makeup Color Theoryp. 413
Warm and Cool Colorsp. 415
Selecting Makeup Colorsp. 416
Assessing the Client's Featuresp. 416
Analyzing Features and Face Shapep. 420
Corrective Makeupp. 423
Eyebrowsp. 430
The Lipsp. 432
Skin Tonesp. 432
Client Consultationp. 432
Products, Tools, and Suppliesp. 437
Professional Makeup Applicationp. 441
Special-Occasion Makeupp. 446
Camouflagep. 448
Retailingp. 448
Artificial Eyelashesp. 448
Band Lashesp. 449
Removing Artificial Eyelashesp. 449
Individual Lashesp. 449
Applying Band Lashesp. 450
The Business of Skin Care
The Salon/Spa Business
Skin Care Services Todayp. 459
Succeeding in a Service Professionp. 460
Going Into Business for Yourselfp. 466
The Importance of Keeping Good Recordsp. 479
Operating a Successful Skin Care Businessp. 482
Public Relationsp. 490
Selling Products and Services
Selling in the Salonp. 497
Know Your Products and Servicesp. 499
Understanding Client Needsp. 501
Client Retentionp. 503
Marketingp. 505
Building a Clientelep. 510
Presenting Your Products and Servicesp. 512
Closing the Salep. 514
Tracking Your Successp. 518
Career Planning
Moving From School to Workp. 525
Preparing for Licensurep. 529
Preparing Your Resumep. 532
The Job Searchp. 536
The Job Descriptionp. 548
Employee Evaluationp. 549
Compensationp. 551
Managing Moneyp. 553
Meeting Financial Responsibilitiesp. 553
Developing Effective Communication Skillsp. 555
Finding the Right Role Modelsp. 556
Continuing Your Educationp. 557
Planning Your Successp. 558
Referencesp. 561
Glossary/Indexp. 566
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