Higher Education

Milady's Hair Removal Techniques: A Comprehensive Manual, 1st Edition

  • Helen Bickmore
  • ISBN-10: 1401815553  |  ISBN-13: 9781401815554
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $68.50



This helpful guide provides the most complete source for those seeking to expand their knowledge on a variety of hair removal techniques. You'll receive basic information and instruction on both temporary and permanent methods of hair removal, including waxing, electrolysis and lasers. The author fully explains each technique, including the evolution of the method, histology of the skin, and the safe and sound methods of sanitation, sterilization and hygiene as prescribed by OSHA. Each procedure is supported by helpful step-by-step photographs and/or illustrations to reinforce proper protocol. Information on how the method works to remove hair is provided, including the length of time before regrowth occurs and any potential side effects.

Features and Benefits

  • Color photographs and illustrations throughout
  • Covers all types of hair removal
  • Organized by topic to make information more accessible
  • Helpful insights into owning and operating a successful business

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Hair and Skin. Chapter 2: Skin Disorders and Diseases. Chapter 3: The Endocrine System. Chapter 4: Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis. Chapter 5: Bacteriology, Sanitation, and Sterilization. Chapter 6: Home Hair-Removal Methods. Chapter 7: Threading. Chapter 8: Sugaring. Chapter 9: Introduction to Waxing. Chapter 10: Hard Depilatory Wax, The Nonstrip Method. Chapter 11: Hot Wax Strip Method. Chapter 12: History and Evolution of Electrolysis. Chapter 13: Selecting the Right Modality and Treatment Application. Chapter 14: Thermolysis. Chapter 15: Galvanic Electrolysis. Chapter 16: The Blend Method. Chapter 17: Laser Physics, Equipment, and Safety. Chapter 18: Laser Hair-Removal Treatment. Chapter 19: Licensure and Starting a Practice. Chapter 20: Professional Ethics, Professional Organizations, and Continuing Education. Glossary. Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Helen Bickmore

Helen Bickmore received her diplomas for beauty therapy, body treatments, massage and electrolysis in 1979 through both the London Collage of Fashion and the City Guilds of London Institute. She is a New York state licensed Esthetician and massage therapist and a certified professional Electrologist.