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LRC resources for hair and beauty

Useful books

Makeup Artistry for Film and Television
Prosthetic Make-Up Artistry for Film and Television
Professional beauty therapy level 3
Theatrical, special effects and media make-up artistry
A Beginner's Guide to Special Makeup Effects
The Makeup Artist
Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman
The World of Black Hair & Cosmetology Healthy Hair or Hair Abuse? a Guide to Shift Back to Real African American Hair Care
The Makeup Manual
Love That Hair
World Tattoo Atlas
Tattoo Street Style

Print books

Below is a range of subjects, with their class mark. Clicking on the links takes you through to a list of resources at that class mark on the library catalogueMatching the class mark to the number on the shelves will show you where you will find the book.

Anatomy and physiology
Customer service
Complementary and holistic therapy   615.5 Hair and beauty
Hairdressing / barbering
Research methods
Salon management
Spa therapy
Study skills


The different e-book collections provide access to a number of useful e-books. You can browse some of the titles in the collections below but there are many more available in each e-book database.

If you are accessing the e-books in college simply click on the book's cover image. If you are accessing the e-books from home follow the access instructions for each database below. 

Credo Reference

How to access Credo Reference from off campus
Black's Medical Dictionary 42nd Edition
Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of Business
Collins English Dictionary
Collins English-Polish Dictionary
The Columbia Encyclopedia
The Human Body Book
The Essential Job Interview Handbook
Key Concepts in Marketing
Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide

Ebook Central

How to access Ebook central from off campus
Theatrical, special effects and media make-up artistry
The City and Guilds Textbook Level 2 Beauty Therapy for the Technical Certificate : For the Technical Certificate
The City and Guilds Textbook Level 2 Diploma for Hair Professionals for Apprenticeships in Professional Hairdressing and Professional Barbering
The City & Guilds Textbook Level 2 Hairdressing and Barbering for the Technical Certificates : for the Technical Certificates
The Hair and Make-Up Artist's Handbook a Complete Guide for Professional Qualifications
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology Workbook and Revision Guide
Anatomy and Physiology for Therapists
Vintage Hair Styles of the 1940s : A Practical Guide
Body Therapy and Facial Work : Electrical Treatments for Beauty Therapists
Art Of Dressing Long Hair
Beauty Therapy (2nd Edition)
Beauty Therapy (3rd Edition)
Beauty Therapy (3rd Edition)
Beauty Therapy : The Basics for NVQ 1 and 2
Facials and Skin Care in Essence
The Hair Stylist Handbook : Techniques for Film and Television
Hairdressing : Level 2 NVQ/SVQ/VRQ
Hands on Reflexology
Hands on Reflexology
Holistic Guide to Massage : From Beginner to Advanced Level and Beyond
Indian Head Massage 4th Edition
Nail Artistry
Official Guide to Body Massage
Official Guide to the City and Guilds Certificate in Salon Services
The Colour Book
Science of Beauty Therapy
Spa Book : The Official Guide to Spa Therapy
Start Your Own Hair Salon and Day Spa : Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Beauty Therapy Study Skills
Studying for Success
Business Practice for Therapists
Management and Organisational Behaviour
Accounting for Non-Accounting Students
BTEC National Beauty Therapy Sciences

Gale eBooks

How to access Gale eBooks from off campus
The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology
Personal Finance
Social Skills

English and Maths e-books in Ebook Central

AQA GCSE English Language Grades 1-5 Student Book
AQA GCSE English Language Grades 5-9 Student Book
AQA GCSE English Language Workbook
My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE English Language
Revise AQA GCSE English Language Revision Guide
Revise English AQA workbook
Revise English Edexcel GCSE workbook
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language Text Anthology
AQA GCSE Maths Foundation Student Book
AQA GCSE Maths Higher Student Book
Mathematics for Dyslexics : Including Dyscalculia