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Milady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding

Diane Carol Bailey; Diane Da Costa
Product Type: Book
304 pages
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Price: $47.95
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.


  • 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.

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.<BR /><BR />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.
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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
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