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Cosmetology & Related Programs at VGCC

  • Cosmetology Diploma
    The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.
  • Cosmetology Certificate
    The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.
  • Cosmetology Instructor Certificate
    The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.
  • Manicuring/Nail Technology Certificate
    The Manicuring/Nail Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.
 

Cosmetology & Related Programs : Print Materials

Take Note: The print materials listed here are not an exhaustive list of the available library resources for Cosmetology & Related Programs. If looking for other materials, please consult the library catalog or meet with one of VGCC's librarians.

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A Complete Guide to Manicure and Pedicure - Leigh Toselli
Call Number: RL 94 .T67 2005
ISBN: 1843308614
Publication Date: 2006-03-28
Equally useful to beauty professionals, cosmetology students, and those who want to achieve expert results at home, the practical instruction and extensive illustrations provided here demonstrate all there is to know about properly grooming the hands, nails, and feet.

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Cosmetology Exam Secrets Study Guide - Cosmetology Exam Secrets Test Prep Staff (Editor)
Call Number: TT 958 .C665 2015
ISBN: 9781609714673
Publication Date: 2015-02-25
"The ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the Cosmetology exam.
Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the Cosmetology Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer."

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Encyclopedia of Hair - Victoria Sherrow (Editor)
Call Number: TT 957 .S54 2006 Reference
ISBN: 0313331456
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Examines the ways in which hair has served as a signifier of class, gender, ethnicity, conformity/non-conformity, authority, and power throughout history.

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Good to Great Hair - Robert Vetica; Debra Messing (Introduction by); Salma Hayek (Foreword by)
Call Number: TT 972 .V42 2009
ISBN: 9781592333578
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Reveals insider secrets and techniques for recreating magazine and celebrity hairstyles, and how to adapt the look for the average reader’s tools and time constraints.

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Haircutting and Styling - Milady Publishing Company Staff
Call Number: T 960 .P76 2007
ISBN: 141805089X
Publication Date: 2006-07-04
Provides a comprehensive overview of what you will need to know to provide the hair care services your male clientele seek.

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Milady's Illustrated Cosmetology Dictionary - Milady Publishing Company Staff
Call Number: TT 951 .M55 2002 Reference
ISBN: 1562536672
Publication Date: 2001-06-07
Comprised of words and phrases that are used in connection with cosmetology and are defined in their sense of relationship to anatomy, cosmetic chemistry, electricity, dermatology, aesthetics, hair structure and chemistry, nutrition, color, massage therapy and professional skills.

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Pro Nail Care - Leigh Toselli
Call Number: TT 958.3 .T67 2009
ISBN: 9781554074785
Publication Date: 2009-08-24
Covers everything from basic at-home nail care and the history of nail polish to how to set up a salon and master advanced techniques.

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The Men's Hair Book: a Male's Guide to Hair Care, Hair Styles, Hair Grooming, Hair Products and Rocking It All Without the Baloney - Rogelio Samson
Call Number: TT 950 .S26 2013
ISBN: 9781482783339
Publication Date: 2013-04-04
"Gives the modern male an in-depth blueprint to getting his hair looking as he wants it to look without the baloney that abounds the men's hair field."

Online Videos & Test Preperation for Cosmetology

  • Films on Demand - Cosmetology Videos
    This page contains the Cosmetology videos found within the Films on Demand database.
  • Learning Express : Cosmetology
    This page contains a list of exam preparation materials for Cosmetology Certification. To use these materials you must register an account with Learning Express. Registering is free and will allow you to save your favorite study materials.

Cosmetology Databases

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page.
  • ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete
    Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable collection of online reference titles.
  • LearningExpress Library
    Practice tests and self-paced courses for students & adult learners. ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume and cover letter writing courses and more. Includes practice tests and a study guide for cosmetology.
  • ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
    Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
  • ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database
    Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Related Periodicals

  • Ebony (1988-2008)
    Provides business, health, fashion, sports, entertainment and general information on African American culture and entertainment.
  • Essence (1992-present)
    Provides lifestyle, fashion and beauty information for African-American women.
  • Esquire (1996-present)
    Articles covering a range of topics, including politics, business, sports, the arts, women and children, parents and families.
  • Seventeen (2003-present)
    A teen magazine covering different aspects of teenage life.

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