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Professional Beauty Therapy 5e

ISBN-13: 9781473734777 / ISBN-10: 1473734770

Level 3
Lorraine Nordmann, Hugh Baird College
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2016
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Fully updated in line with the latest National Occupational Standards, this 5th Edition of the bestselling textbook, Professional Beauty Therapy: Level 3 by Lorraine Nordmann, has been restructured and updated to reflect the changing needs of the beauty industry and students working towards their Level 3 qualification.

Written in Nordmann's trademark engaging and professional style this trusted and respected book is the only Level 3 textbook endorsed by Habia and VTCT, and is a must-have for any advanced beauty therapy student.

It is suitable for those studying for the Level 3 qualification with all awarding associations.

New to this Edition

New 'Business of Beauty Therapy' chapter includes coverage of employment opportunities, the skills, values and behaviours that underpin the delivery of beauty therapy treatments; plus the all-important legal side of the business, promotion, stock control, sustainability and ethics.

Extended 'Science of Beauty Therapy' chapter with in-depth coverage of anatomy and physiology, electrical and cosmetic science knowledge that you will need for your Level 3 qualification.


  • Only Level 3 book endorsed by Habia and VTCT
  • End of chapter assessment questions

1 The Business of Beauty Therapy
2 The Science of Beauty Therapy
3 Consultation Practice and Techniques
4 Facial and Body Electrical Treatments
5 Electrical epilation
6 Body Massage: Manual and Gyratory Techniques
7 Massage Using Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils
8 Stone Therapy Treatments
9 Indian Head Massage
10 Self-tanning
11 Male and Female Intimate Waxing
Lorraine Nordmann
Lorraine Nordmann has over twenty years of experience in the beauty therapy industry – an industry she has seen grow significantly in status, technology and specialism during her roles as lecturer, assessor and external verifier for City & Guilds. She aims to ensure that this high profile of the beauty therapy industry is maintained. Lorraine is also the author of the Habia official guides, Beauty Basics and Beauty Therapy – The Foundations, covering the latest industry standards at NVQ/SVQ Levels 1 and 2.