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Beauty & Wellness Dictionary: for Cosmetologists, Barbers, Estheticians and Nail Technicians 3rd Edition


  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1985
  • 360 Pages


The Beauty & Wellness Dictionary for Cosmetologists, Barbers, Estheticians, and Nail Technicians is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, A to Z reference of beauty and wellness-related terms. This edition features hundreds of updated definitions, providing their meaning as well as application in areas such as anatomy, cosmetic chemistry, electricity, dermatology, esthetics, hair, nutrition, and all the fields that collectively make up the beauty and wellness industry. In addition to 150 color photos and 40 illustrations throughout, the Appendix also has 24 tables, charts, and detailed anatomical drawings for the user.


The Premier Source for Education Resources in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup, Massage Therapy, Salon & Spa Management and Business Training. Serving the Beauty and Wellness Industry since 1927.
  • Full-color images add a visual aspect that helps demonstrate the associations and meanings of terms.
  • Pronunciation guide (“sounds like”) now includes all terms, giving users the confidence to use new and unfamiliar terms.
  • Charts of metric conversions, vitamins, and minerals present the user with an extensive, one-source reference.
  • Anatomical illustrations add a textbook dimension that offers a deeper comprehension, well beyond that of a mere dictionary.

“I have never found a more comprehensive, detailed and inclusive reference tool such as this.”

“This book has such a wide range of ingredients, skin conditions, muscles, bones, trade terms and ingredients. I have not come across anything with so many. I believe this is a book that someone just getting into the field needs.”

“Covers a tremendous amount of material relevant to all categories of the industry; simple and concise.”

“Will appeal to educators who cross train - Cosmetologist, Nail Technicians and Estheticians.”

“Great additional teaching tool, also is an additional support for a variety of learners, it is very science based and medical as it should be. It is nice to have something to use as a training tool, a resource and reference book that compliments the books we all currently use.”