With college courses in health and beauty becoming increasingly popular, this book is aimed at both those looking to start up their own business and those who want to improve their skills. Offering expert advice throughout, "Hairstyling" takes you through the essential tools required, covering everything from brushes and combs to heated equipment and rollers. A chapter on hair types, textures and condition is followed by shampooing, treatment and massage techniques essential for any would-be hairdresser. Different skills are given detailed, step-by-step analysis, including everything from different cuts, colouring, perming, and cutting men's hair, to formal up-dos for special occasions. On the business side, there are comprehensive sections on client consultation, customer care and service, health and safety, retail, and a business checklist that explores laws, staffing, the importance of location and the all-important salon 'look'. Whether you're trying to improve your skills or want to set up a business, this book provides all the advice, skills and answers you need.