Higher Education

Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, 5th Edition

  • John Halal
  • ISBN-10: 1428335587  |  ISBN-13: 9781428335585
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1993, 1977
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.25

About

Overview

Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, Fifth Edition is the most current, comprehensive and straightforward textbook of its kind. This new edition thoroughly explains the theory and application of the essential concepts of hair chemistry that are simply not covered in other texts. Material unique to this text boldly presents the concept, importance and relevance of pH in cosmetics. Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified is the essential chemistry textbook for cosmetology students and even the most experienced hairstylist will gain confidence and control as they learn the dynamics of the chemical services they perform everyday in the salon. Consumers will find this reference invaluable in making intelligent, informed decisions about the effectiveness, safety, and value of the hair care services they receive and the products they buy and use.

Features and Benefits

  • Section on emulsions and surfactants explains the dynamics of surface tension and distinguishes between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties essential for all emulsions.
  • Provides advanced information on multiple phase and micro emulsions (liposomes and nanospheres).
  • Includes key information on the dangers of exposure to ultra-violet light and the explanation of sunscreens, SPF and the new FDA monograph, that details their use.
  • Draws attention to the dangers of mixing different chemicals, even those that may seem completely safe.
  • This title separates fact from fiction and clears up the confusion surrounding various chemistry formulas, symbols, obsolete methods, and exaggerated marketing claims.
  • Takes a direct approach to learning chemistry in order to alleviate any apprehension and empower the reader to help them determine the effectiveness, safety, and value of beauty services and products.

What's New

  • Provides new information that will help readers select the right product, from the flood of new products that were not available just a few short years ago.
  • Includes new information on the importance of the hair’s ‘f-layer” that covers the surface of the hair with the fatty acid 18 methyl eicosanoic acid (18MEA).
  • New information and photos detail hydrothermal and deep ovoidal cracks in the cuticle caused by thermal styling wet hair with hairdryers and hot irons.
  • Discusses new research confirming dandruff is the result of a fungus originally named pityrosporum and recently reclassified as malassezia.
  • Numerous photographs, drawings and line art have been updated providing clearer images and stronger illustrations.
  • Includes new artwork that improves the visual representation of essential ideas.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1428335609 | ISBN-13: 9781428335608)

This is the primary supplement to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. The Exam Review contains chapter-by-chapter questions in a multiple-choice format to help students prepare for their state board exams. The answer key at the back of the book allows students to check accuracy and identify weak areas.

List Price = $42.95  | CengageBrain Price = $42.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.50

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1428335617 | ISBN-13: 9781428335615)

This workbook correlates to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25

Course Management Guide  (ISBN-10: 1428335595 | ISBN-13: 9781428335592)

This is the primary instructor resource to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. It contains all of the tools educators need to make teaching exceptional and easy and designed to facilitate strong classroom management. This will dramatically increase student interest and understanding.

Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2008  (ISBN-10: 1418049352 | ISBN-13: 9781418049355)

Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has led the way in cosmetology education for 80 years by changing to meet the evolving needs of students and the market. Having been developed after extensive analysis by educational design experts, this textbook exhibits the most sophisticated methods for relaying information, stimulating thought, aiding comprehension, and enhancing retention. Milady’s Standard Cosmetology provides students with the information they will need to pass the licensure exams as well as the most contemporary techniques to ensure success once they are on the job. This revision features a fresh new layout, reorganized chapters, and new photography and illustrations to provide an open, easy-to-follow format that students need with the reliability that is the hallmark of Milady. This edition of Milady’s Standard Cosmetology is organized into six parts containing 32 chapters, each written by an industry expert in the field, creating an immediate connection to the professional world. New information on many subjects, including sanitation and infection control, and haircoloring has been included. The result is the most reliable cosmetology textbook available, one that covers all essential information in a contemporary, easy-to-use manner. While Milady’s Standard Cosmetology is the center of the curriculum, students and educators have a wide range of supplements from which to choose. All supplements have been revised and updated to complement the new edition of the textbook. This book will serve as a valuable guide, and students will refer to it again and again throughout their career!

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Student Supplements

Exam Review  (ISBN-10: 1428335609 | ISBN-13: 9781428335608)

This Exam Review has been fully updated to match the content of Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, Fifth Edition.

List Price = $42.95  | CengageBrain Price = $42.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.50

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1428335617 | ISBN-13: 9781428335615)

Each workbook correlates to Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified. This supplement contains detailed, interactive exercises, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension

List Price = $53.95  | CengageBrain Price = $53.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25

Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2008  (ISBN-10: 1418049352 | ISBN-13: 9781418049355)

Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology has led the way in cosmetology education for 80 years by changing to meet the evolving needs of students and the market. Having been developed after extensive analysis by educational design experts, this textbook exhibits the most sophisticated methods for relaying information, stimulating thought, aiding comprehension, and enhancing retention. Milady’s Standard Cosmetology provides students with the information they will need to pass the licensure exams as well as the most contemporary techniques to ensure success once they are on the job. This revision features a fresh new layout, reorganized chapters, and new photography and illustrations to provide an open, easy-to-follow format that students need with the reliability that is the hallmark of Milady. This edition of Milady’s Standard Cosmetology is organized into six parts containing 32 chapters, each written by an industry expert in the field, creating an immediate connection to the professional world. New information on many subjects, including sanitation and infection control, and haircoloring has been included. The result is the most reliable cosmetology textbook available, one that covers all essential information in a contemporary, easy-to-use manner. While Milady’s Standard Cosmetology is the center of the curriculum, students and educators have a wide range of supplements from which to choose. All supplements have been revised and updated to complement the new edition of the textbook. This book will serve as a valuable guide, and students will refer to it again and again throughout their career!

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $105.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Halal

John Halal began his career in the beauty industry as a hairstylist about 40 years ago. Halal owned and operated beauty salons for 34 years. Halal is licensed cosmetology instructor and the founder and president of Honors Beauty College, Inc. since 1992.