Professional Hairdressing & Barbering,
2nd Edition

Karen Roemuss, Martin Green, Leo Palladino

ISBN-13: 9780170415927
Copyright 2019 | Published
672 pages | List Price: USD $91.00

Professional Hairdressing and Barbering addresses the essential knowledge and skills of all core units of competency and the most highly subscribed electives of both the Certificate III in Hairdressing and the Certificate III in Barbering. This edition also includes a new chapter on Special Event and Session Styling. Combining practical skills, theory and professional attitudes, Professional Hairdressing and Barbering is packed with current photos and illustrations that are easy to understand, step-by-step demonstrations of techniques and styles, and offers a realistic approach to hairdressing that leaves a strong impression of what to expect from working in the industry.


Part 1 Salon work practices
1 Workplace rights and responsibilities
2 Salon hygiene and safety
3 Environmentally sustainable work practice
4 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

Part 2 Merchandising and point-of-sale
5 Visual merchandising
6 Handling retail stock
7 Conduct financial transactions

Part 3 Communication and working effectively in the industry
8 Research and updating industry knowledge
9 Communication
10 Recommending products and services

Part 4 Science and chemical reactions and processes
11 Science of hair and skin

Part 5 Foundations of creative hairdressing
12 Basin services and treatments
13 Hair and scalp treatments
14 Styling
15 Up-styling and braiding
16 Hair extensions
17 Colouring and correcting hair colour
18 Bleaching and highlighting hair
19 Chemical straightening and curling
20 Hair cutting including fashion and advanced cuts

Part 6 Teamwork and styling for special events
21 Special event and session styling

Part 7 Barbering
22 Traditional men's styling
23 Beards and moustache design
24 Head and face shaving
25 Hair art

  • Karen Roemuss

    Karen Roemuss is a hairdresser and hairdressing educator in Vocational Education and Training. Karen has taught for Pivot Point in Melbourne, the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Brisbane School of Hairdressing, and managed the Queensland Hairdressing Academy as well as working with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN), coordinating apprenticeship training for more than 2,000 trainees and apprentices. Karen is now a consultant to VET, working in instructional design and student engagement, writing new resources to meet training package and ASQA audit requirements. Karen’s qualifications include a Diploma in Vocational Instruction from Griffith University, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Salon Management and a Diploma of Business. Memberships include the Copyright Agency, Institute for Learning Practitioners, Australian Hairdressing Council, and VELG Learning.

  • Martin Green

    Martin Green is a college lecturer and hairdresser in the UK. He has been a consultant to HABIA and has worked for the awarding organisation City and Guilds, London as a regional verifier.

  • Leo Palladino

    Leo Palladino (deceased), had a successful career in hairdressing, technology and education in the UK. He wrote the original chapters on the science of hairdressing, and these became the basis of the Official Guides to Hairdressing, published by Cengage in the UK Diploma in Salon Management

  • An intermediate mapping grid ties to elements and criteria for all competencies addressed in the text, and enables educators to clearly see qualification coverage within the text

  • Content increased from 16 chapters to 25 to address competencies in session styling and special events, and barbering

  • Competency-based activity sheets with questions and answers for homework setting

  • Online study tools in the CourseMate Express platform

  • Step-by-step features teach key skills and techniques by demonstrating and explaining each step in the process, alongside illustrations and photos

  • Activity features provide space for students to complete an activity in the printed text, engaging actively and personally with the material. 'Health & Safety' boxes provide important advice on safe work practices, and 'Best Practice' boxes establish good working habits and offer a model for students to follow when performing work activities

  • Each chapter includes a series of icons. Cross-Reference icons indicate linkages between different parts of the text and direct you to related content. Go Online icons detail additional online resources specific to concepts and techniques. Sustainability icons highlight content related to sustainability.

  • At the end of each chapter you will find chapter summaries, end-of-chapter activities including self-tests and review questions

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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