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Milady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding, 1st Edition

  • Diane Carol Bailey Tendrils Hair Spa
  • Diane Da Costa
  • ISBN-10: 1133693687  |  ISBN-13: 9781133693680
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.75
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Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding is designed to be the training resource of choice for individuals committed to nurturing textured hair and providing excellent natural hair care services. This book introduces the technical and creative aspects of braiding, styling, and grooming hair that is naturally curly, kinky, or multi-textured. Also included, are 17 procedures with step-by-step photos and detailed instructions in techniques for styling and grooming natural hair and natural hair additions. This is a “must have” for those who are serious about developing a wide range of services and building a broad, diverse client base--crucial elements for success in the flourishing hair care industry.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Beautiful color images demonstrate the varying hair types, features, and techniques involved, including braiding and sculpting.
  • Visual step-by-step instructions of transitional and protective styling methods that are gentle and nurturing to the hair and scalp.
  • Extensive use of new terms aid in understanding the full scope and array of potential hair care services.
  • Overview of scalp disorders common to textured hair provides information that will allow for a more active role in serving the specific hair needs of a clientele.
  • Explains the correlation between healthy food and healthy hair and scalp to aid in educating clients and promoting a holistic approach to beauty, from the inside out.

Table of Contents

1. History and Career Opportunities.
2. Infection Control Principles and Practices.
3. Basic Principles for Personal and Professional Success.
4. The Professional Consultation.
5. Hair Types, Structure. and Textural Differences.
6. Hair and Scalp Diseases and Disorders.
7. Basic Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition.
8. Shampoos, Conditioners, Herbal Treatments, and Rinses.
9. Textured Hair Is Manageable.
10. Natural Hair and Braid-Sculpting Techniques.

Efficacy and Outcomes


“The writing style will have you in the critical thinking mode. It was well thought out and great to read. I learned something new.”

— Yolanda Matthews, The Cosmetology Connection & Consulting Services

“I loved how she took a challenges and solutions approach. This dovetails well with the consultation chapter. Being able to identify these challenges and then have the power to provide direction to medical practioners or know what we can provide as natural hair care providers was well presented”

— Jerry Tyler, Carlton Hair


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.

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Instructor Supplements

Course Management Guide on CD for Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding  (ISBN-10: 1133765629 | ISBN-13: 9781133765622)

This is the primary instructor resource to Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding. This resource contains lesson plans complete with classroom handouts and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. Also included is the answer key to the Student Workbook, a computerized test bank and image library.

DVD Series  (ISBN-10: 1133765637 | ISBN-13: 9781133765639)

The DVD Series for Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braiding features demonstrations covering both practical and theory information from the text. The video will provide the viewer with procedural tips and helpful reminders to better prepare for career success. With two hours of content, this resource will enhance the classroom experience for your students.

Haircoloring and Chemical Texture Services for Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012  (ISBN-10: 1439058946 | ISBN-13: 9781439058947)

This full-color spiral bound supplement to Milady Standard Cosmetology 2012 contains 14 haircoloring procedures, and 10 chemical texture services. Nearly all of these are only available in this supplement. Each procedure is presented step-by-step with text and photos to ensure accuracy.

List Price = $35.95  | CengageBrain Price = $35.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.50

Student Supplements

Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133765653 | ISBN-13: 9781133765653)

The Student Workbook contains detailed interactive exercises such as fill-in-the-blank and matching, designed to reinforce learning and increase student comprehension.

List Price = $25.95  | CengageBrain Price = $25.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Diane Carol Bailey

Honored as a “Master Pioneer” and “trailblazer of the natural hair care industry” with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Bailey has positioned herself as an innovator and standard bearer for natural hair care. She has influenced the creation of new textured hair fibers, hair styling techniques, developed semantics, systems, and procedures that have been groundbreaking throughout the industry. Ms Bailey has previously authored three books, Natural Hair Care and Braiding, Braiding-Easy Styles for Everyone, and Natural Hair Care- Easy Styles for Everyone. Ms. Bailey contributed to the book Milady’s Standard, a Textbook of Cosmetology. These books are sold worldwide and are instructional texts for professional trade schools and reference guides for the consumer. Ms. Bailey is currently a natural beauty consultant for Design Essentials Natural by McBride Research Laboratories and Shea Moisture by Sundial Inc.; she has developed workshops that feature the product line and demonstrate natural hair, locks, protective and transitional styling techniques. As an Adjunct Professor, Ms. Bailey taught and wrote the curriculum for “Fundamentals of Braiding” at Medgar Evers College for the adult education program, in the City University of New York. Appointed by the Secretary of State, Diane Bailey served five years on the New York State Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee. She was the first African American to be appointed to the committee in 1992.

Diane Da Costa

Diane Da Costa is a curly textured expert and author of multiple books on how to cut curly hair. With over 25 years in the beauty business, Diane has brought innovative curly styles to the forefront of today’s multi-textured hair movement. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Ebony, Essence, French Vogue, InStyle, O Magazine and more. Diane has also worked with celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz, Blair Underwood, S. Epatha Merkerson. She is founder and principal executive of Beautiful Fund, LLC. and held the position of Creative Consultant, Multi-Textured Expert & Educator at MIZANI.