Hairstyling is both a well-paid career and a respected profession. This illustrated instructional guide by an author who teaches an accredited college course on the subject, is ideal both for the beginner and the experienced hairdresser wanting to acquire new skills. Introducing today's state-of-the-art tools and equipment, it discusses the many varieties of hair and the appropriate shampooing, texturing, and conditioning products for each type. Hairstyling techniques are explained with step-by-step photos, including all the latest cuts (even styles for men), as well as coloring, perming, and creating formal dos for special occasions. The business side is covered, too, with comprehensive sections on customer care and service, health and safety, and a checklist that explores laws, staffing, and salon decor.