Nail Books

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Essential reading whether you’re studying to become a nail technician, are opening up your own salon, brushing up on your skills or have a love of looking after your own nails. Get these nail industry books delivered straight to your door.

Featured Books

The Complete Nail Technician

The Complete Nail Technician

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Recommended reading to people who are studying to be a nail technician and a brilliant reference guide for professionals.
Written by Marian Newman.

Nail Structure and Product Chemistry

Nail Structure and Product Chemistry

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This book offers easy-to-understand information about natural & artificial nails. Doug brings together info from a variety of professional sources for an in-depth look at nails.
Written by Doug Schoon.

The Encyclopaedia of Nails (Habia City & Guilds)

The Encyclopedia of Nails

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Everything you need to know about nails from manicure and pedicure treatments. Suitable for everyone learning how to become a nail technician or working as a nail technician.
Written by Jacqui Jefford & Anne Swain

Beautiful Hands and Nails, Naturally

beautiful hands and nails, naturally

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Filled with lovely treatments from only natural ingredients, this book teaches you what makes your nails grow and what makes them break, and what makes your hands silky soft and healthy.
Written by Fran Manos

For salon owners

Milady’s Guide to Owning and Operating a Nail Salon

Milady's Guide to Owning and Operating a Nail Salon

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This is a descriptive resource that provides a general overview to those who want to own & run their own salon. Includes tips on avoiding industry pitfalls & how to handle employees.
Written by Joanne L Wiggins

SalonOvations Nail Q & A Book

SalonOvations Nail Q & A Book

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This book answers over 500 questions most often asked by nail techs. Perfect for students or beginning nail techs who are looking to learn more about the profession.
Written by Vicki Peters

Spa Manicuring for the Salon and Spa

Spa Manicuring for the Salon and Spa

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This is a guide to help salon owners transform common services into therapeutic spa treatments & integrate them into existing salons.
Written by Janet McCormick

For Professors and Students

Milady’s Art and Science of Nail Technology

Milady's Art and Science of Nail Technology

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Designed for instructors, students, and professionals, it offers amplified nail safety information and much more laid out in easy to read step by step guides.
Written by Joseph Miranda

Milady’s Professional Instructor for Cosmetology, Barber-Styling and Nail Technology

cosmetology barber styling nail technology

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Designed to aid instructors in better preparing themselves for effectiveness, successful teaching in the cosmetology field.
Written by Linda J. Howe

Milady’s Standard Nail Technology: Preparing for the Practical Exam

Milady's Standard Nail Technology: Preparing for the Practical Exam

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Provides clear, detailed information about procedures required by various state boards for practical exams. Allows students to study specifically for their own state’s exam needs.
Written by Milady

Milady Standard Nail Technology Revised

Milady's Standard: nail technology revised

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The text provides an excellent overview of topics to get a new nail tech started, such as professional image, customer relations, and salon management.
Written by Milady

Milady’s Tech Nails. Advanced Nail Art: Extensions, Wraps and Nail Art

Milady's Tech Nails: Extensions, Wraps and Nail Art

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A very useful book when studying nail extensions and covers the topics well.
Written by Tammy Bigan

Nail Structure and Product Chemistry

Nail Structure and Product Chemistry

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This book offers easy-to-understand information about natural & artificial nails. Doug brings together info from a variety of professional sources for an in-depth look at nails.
Written by Doug Schoon.

Nailclass: Award Winning Advice for the Serious Technician

Nailclass Award Winning Advice

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Written by Gigi Rouse
Editor Suzanne Munshower

Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

Pro Nail Care: Salon Secrets of the Professionals

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This comprehensive guide covers nail care from at-home basics to how to set up a salon and complemented with over 500 colour photographs.
Written by Leigh Toselli

State Exam Review for Nail Technology by Milady

State Exam Review for Nail Technology

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Includes multiple choice questions for each of the chapters in the textbook. Two 100 question tests simulate actual state board exams. An answer key is included.
Written by Barbara Jewett

The Complete Nail Technician

The Complete Nail Technician

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Recommended reading to people who are studying to be a nail technician and a brilliant reference guide for professionals.
Written by Marian Newman

The Encyclopedia of Nails (Habia City & Guilds)

The Encyclopedia of Nails

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Everything you need to know about nails from manicure and pedicure treatments. Suitable for everyone learning how to become a nail technician or working as a nail technician.
Written by Jacqui Jefford & Anne Swain

Nail Artistry

A Complete Guide To Nail Art And Decorative Manicure

A Complete Guide To Nail Art And Decorative Manicure

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This is an English translation of Russian nail art guide dedicated to the techniques of decorative manicure. Step by step instructions cover basic to more involved techniques.
Written by Denis Bukin

Airbrushing For Nails

Airbrushing For Nails

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This comprehensive resource provides a guide for the tools & procedures needed to start your own airbrush system.
Written by Elizabeth Anthony

Milady’s Nail Art and Design

Milady's nail art and design Hardback

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This innovative resource offers special tips and handy guidelines, providing everything needed to excel as an artist in this creative field with a bold, unusual layout and step-by-step basics.
Written by Tammy Bigan

Nail Artistry

Nail Artistry

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This book provides an educational guide into all aspects of nail art. There are step-by-step designs for basic techniques to more complicated artistic endeavors.
Written by Jacqui Jefford

How-To’s

Beautiful Hands and Nails, Naturally

beautiful hands and nails, naturally

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Filled with lovely treatments from only natural ingredients, this book teaches you what makes your nails grow and what makes them break, and what makes your hands silky soft and healthy.
Written by Fran Manos

Rescue Your Nails: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Perfect Fingers and Toes


Written by Ji Baek, Illustrator Barbara Smullen
Smart fixes for everyday problems, perfect polishes, learn to love your feet and the no-fail nail biting cure.

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Style on Hand: Perfect Nail and Skin Care

Style on Hand: Perfect Nail and Skin Care

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A beautiful visual book that reads clearly and easily. It covers points from nutrition, remedies of hand and nail ailments, treatments & different types of nail applications
Written by Elisa Ferri & Lisa Kenny

The Little Book of Nail Tips

The Little Book of Nail Tips

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112 pages of helpful nail tips.
Written by Linda Buttle

Hands & Feet

A Complete Guide to Manicure & Pedicure

A Complete Guide to Manicure & Pedicure

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A practical and visual approach to hand and foot care, with lots of DIY information, tips and practical advice.
Written by Leigh Toselli

Answering the Questions To Your Sole

A Complete Guide To Nail Art And Decorative Manicure

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This is a pedicure guide that will help techs take their services to a new level. Covering everything from essential oils to massage techniques to service promotion.
Written by Ruth Windsor

Manicure, Pedicure & Advanced Nail Techniques

Manicure, Pedicure & Advanced Nail Techniques

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This is a complete guide for nail techs providing detailed information for manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail extension.
Written by Elaine Almond

New Holland Professional: Manicure and Pedicure:
The Complete Guide to Professional Results

The Complete Guide to Professional Results

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Filled with expert advice including nail structure, equipment lists, visual demonstrations of soaking, filing, trimming, and polishing, massage routines and general nail care.
Written by Rosie Watson

Medical

A Text Atlas of Nail Disorders: Techniques in Investigation and Diagnosis

text atlas of nail disorders

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An invaluable diagnostic tool. The authors comprehensively cover pathologies affecting the toe and finger nails.
Written by Robert Baran, Rodney P.R. Dawber, Ekart Haneke, Antonella Tosti & Iran Bristow

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