Standard Textbook of Cosmetology by Nu-Art Beauty School of Saginaw and Bay City Michigan 1965 Milady Publishing Corp.

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Open the cover of the "Standard Textbook of Cosmetology" by Nu-Art Beauty School, and you're not just flipping a page—you're stepping into a 1965 beauty salon, complete with the scent of hairspray and the hum of hairdryers. Published by Milady Publishing Corp, this hardcover tome is a masterclass in the beauty techniques and trends that defined an era.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like a sturdy makeup case from the '60s, safeguarding the secrets within. It's not just a book; it's a tactile experience that promises durability and countless hours of beauty exploration.

The moment you skim through the first few pages, you're greeted with the precise techniques for achieving the perfect beehive hairstyle. Turn another page, and you'll find yourself mixing a cold cream as if you're standing next to a 1965 beautician.

Nu-Art Beauty School of Saginaw and Bay City Michigan wasn't just an institution; it was a trendsetter in the beauty industry. In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, they were teaching beauty techniques that transcended cultural boundaries.

This book is a compilation of wisdom from beauty experts across Michigan, making it a collective heirloom. It's as if the entire beauty community of 1965 Michigan has whispered their secrets into these pages.

Planning a retro-themed beauty night? Or perhaps you're a film stylist needing to recreate authentic 1960s looks? This book is your backstage pass to the beauty world of 1965.

The illustrations are not mere drawings; they're snapshots of 1965. The elegant script, the retro color palette, and even the texture of the pages—each element is a sensory journey back in time.


  • Title: Standard Textbook of Cosmetology
  • Publication Date: 1965
  • Publisher: Milady Publishing Corp
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 493
  • Dimensions:9x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Yellow stains on the cover, pencil scribbles in front and back inside pages, previous owner filled out the student id page, all as shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is more than a guide; it's a backstage pass to the beauty world of 1965. From the tactile hardcover to the sensory-rich pages, every aspect of this book is a curated experience. It's not just a part of history; it's a part of you the moment you open it.


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