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Cosmetology: Getting Started

includes hair, nails, cosmetics, and esthetics

Using This Guide

This guide should help you start to discover the library resources available for your topic. Use the:

Reference Materials tab for an overview of your topic.

Books/E-books tab for more in-depth information on your topic.

Articles & Databases tab for current information on your topic.

Videos tab for library multimedia resources on your topic.

Web & Social Media tab for Internet resources on your topic.

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What is Cosmetology?

Bottles of nail polish

The Cosmetology program at San Diego City College includes the study of hair, nails, cosmetics, and esthetic services. This guide will help you get started finding information in these areas, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.

See also guides on Accounting and Business Studies.

Image "Nail Polish" by J Frasse at

The Research Process

See the Research Step-by-Step guide for information on how to do library research.

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Video: Cosmetologists and Hair Stylists

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All cosmetologists and hair stylists are required to be licensed by their states. Training varies widely. Excellent people skills, creativity, and enthusiasm are important for these professions.