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Selected Resources for: Cosmetology (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

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Find Agencies, Organizations and Associations

    Official agency, organization, and association web sites

  National Cosmetology Association (Professional Beauty Association)
Since 1921, the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) has represented the interests of the professional salon industry. Today, NCA's membership includes more than 25,000 salon owners, hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, educators, and students - and is the world's largest association of salon professionals.

    State associations

  Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Examiners

Find Articles: Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

    Full-text electronic journals and magazines

  Global Cosmetic Industry Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required
    1993 - present
Serving the cosmetics, personal care, perfume & flavor, & salon & spa industries.
  InStyle Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required
Articles about beauty, fashion, and media personalities. Graphics and pictures are not included in this database.
  Nails Magazine Available in Full Text Freely Available
Serves professional nail technicians and salon owners, bringing them together with the marketers who make the products they want and need. NAILS is committed to providing the best magazine for nail professionals covering the latest in industry news and regulations.

    Newspapers, news sites

  Newsbank Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required
    1690 - present
With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Also features a large selection of America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000) with articles exactly as they appeared in original print form.
  ProQuest Newspapers Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required
Choose to search newspapers from one of the world's largest digital newspaper collections. Thousands of the articles are available in full text.

Find Statistics

    Statistical information and publications

  Bureau of Labor Statistics - Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers
The BLS site lists information about occupations such as the nature of the work, training, other qualifications, and advancement employment, job outlook, projections data, earnings, and occupational employment statistics data.

Use Web Resources


  American Salon Blog
Blog covering beauty and fashion-related events, pop culture, and charities important to the salon industry.

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

  2bMe - A Site for Teens with Cancer
This web site includes information for teens dealing with cancer, including information about dealing with hair loss.
  Hair, Hairstyles and Beauty Resources
The links on this page will help you learn about hair, hair anatomy, hair growth cycle, hair styling techniques, hair cutting tools and techniques, hair removal procedures, hair disorders and find images of the latest hairstyles.

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