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Milady Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition

Milady Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition
535 pp., 8½” x 11”, Softcover, ©2015

ISBN-13: 9781285080475
List Price: $132.95 USD

eBook Printed Access Card ISBN-13: 9781305120648
List Price: $132.95 USD

Spanish Edition ISBN-13: 9781285080598
List Price: $153.95 USD

Previous Edition: 2011

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  1. History and Career Opportunities
  2. Life Skills
  3. Your Professional Image
  4. Communicating for Success
  5. Infection Control: Principles and Practices
  6. General Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Skin Structure, Growth, and Nutrition
  8. Nail Structure and Growth
  9. Nail Disorders and Diseases
  10. Basics of Chemistry
  11. Nail Product Chemistry Simplified
  12. Basics of Electricity
  13. Manicuring
  14. Pedicuring
  15. Electric Filing
  16. Nail Tips and Wraps
  17. Monomer Liquids and Polymer Powder Nail Enhancements
  18. UV and LED Gels
  19. The Creative Touch
  20. Seeking Employment
  21. On the Job
  22. The Salon Business

Milady Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition is packed with new and updated information on several important topics including infection control, manicuring, pedicuring, chemistry, UV and LED gels, and the salon business. Brand new procedural photography enhances step-by-step instructions for the student. Also included, is a new “Why Study?” section at the beginning of each chapter, outlining the importance of understanding the concepts presented. Chapter objectives have also been revised to provide students and instructors with measureable, outcomes-based goals that can later be assessed using the end-of-chapter review questions. This latest edition of Milady Standard Nail Technology gives the aspiring nail technician the tools they need to pass their licensure exam and to launch themselves into a rewarding and successful career.

New to this Edition

  • New and updated information on infection control, product chemistry, manicuring, pedicuring, monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements, and UV and LED gels.
  • Increased coverage of business skills includes information on opening your own salon, franchise ownership, operations, laws, regulations and much more.
  • Detailed information on preventing dust and chemical fume inhalation overexposure, source capture ventilation systems, and use of N-95 dust masks.
  • All-new, full-color photographs, including photos of nail and skin disorders and diseases and procedural photographs showing gloved hands.

Key Features

  • Topics required for state licensing exams are presented in a complete and easy-to-read manner.
  • Accurate and up-to date information on infection control provides greater protection for nail professionals and nail salon clients.
  • Additional learning elements including Focus Points, Safety Cautions, Tips, Regulatory Agency Alerts, Business Tips, Application Tips, Service Tips, and Web Resources provide valuable information.
  • A total of 36 procedures are included, each with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos.

For the Student

Student Workbook

  • Full-color
  • Detailed, interactive exercises and activities
  • Reinforce learning
  • Increase student comprehension
ISBN-13: 9781285080512 | List Price: $70.95 USD

Exam Review

  • Chapter-by-chapter multiple–choice questions
  • Includes answer key
ISBN-13: 9781285080543 | List Price: $48.95 USD

Spanish Study Resource

  • Workbook and Exam Review
ISBN-13: 9781285080581 | List Price: $83.95 USD

Vietnamese Study Summary

  • Summarized content from Textbook and Exam Review
ISBN-13: 9781285080567 | List Price: $76.95 USD

Online Licensing Preparation

  • Review and chapter tests for each chapter in the textbook
  • Comprehensive tests created from a pool of hundreds of questions
  • Reports determine areas to focus on
  • English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
  • Length of Access: 1 year
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Printed Access Card ISBN-13: 9781285080611
List Price: $38.95 USD


  • A personalized learning experience
  • Fully customizable
  • Interactive eBook
  • Learning Path filled with activities and assessments
  • Digital Portfolio
  • Social Media Message Board
  • Reporting and tracking capabilities
  • Length of Access: 2 Years
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Printed Access Card ISBN-13: 9781337287746
List Price: $219.95 USD

For the Instructor

Course Management Guide on CD

  • Lesson plans
  • Transition guide
  • Answer key to Student Workbook, Spanish Study Resource, and Study Summary for Vietnamese
  • Computerized Test Bank
  • Image library with photos and illustrations from the textbook
ISBN-13: 9781285080482 | List Price: $294.00 USD

Instructor Support Slides on CD

  • PowerPoint™ Slides
  • Chapter-by-chapter outline of content
ISBN-13: 9781285080499 | List Price: $183.75 USD

Instructor Website


DVD Series

  • Over 2.5 hours of content on 2 DVDs
  • Showcases 29 step-by-step procedures
  • Contains many of the practical procedures from the textbook as well as coverage of important theory topics
  • English voiceover and subtitles available
ISBN-13: 9781285080703 | List Price: $995.95 USD

Table of Contents

Disc 1

  • Disinfecting Non-Electrical Tools and Equipment
  • Disinfecting Foot Spas or Basins
  • Proper Hand Washing
  • Handling an Exposure Incident During a Manicure
  • Pre- and Post-Service Procedures
  • Performing a Basic Manicure
  • Hand and Arm Massage
  • Polishing the Nails
  • Performing a Basic Pedicure
  • Foot and Leg Massage

Disc 2

  • Nail Tip Application
  • Nail Wrap Application
  • Two Week and Four Week Fabric Wrap Maintenance
  • Fabric Wrap and Tip Removal
  • One-Color Nail Enhancements Over Nail Tips or Natural Nails
  • Two-Color Nail Enhancements Using Forms
  • One-Color Nail Enhancement Maintenance
  • Crack Repair for Nail Enhancements
  • Nail Enhancement Removal
  • One-Color UV or LED Gel on Tips or Natural Nails
  • Two-Color UV or LED Gel on Tips or Natural Nails
  • UV or LED Gel Extensions Over Forms
  • UV or LED Gel Maintenance
  • UV or LED Gel Removal-Traditional Hard Gel
  • UV or LED Soft Gel Polish-Application and Removal
  • The French Manicure Using Polish
  • Animal Print Design Using Paint
  • 3D Flower Using Monomer Liquid and Polymer Powder
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