Milady's Standard Nail Technology Revised, 5th Edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date information available to nail technologists. The text incorporates recommendations from state boards of cosmetology, classroom instructors, school owners, manufacturers, and practitioners, ensuring greater success for students taking the state board examinations and greater protection for nail service clients. The text provides an excellent overview of topics to get a new nail tech started, such as professional image, customer relations, and salon management, while thoroughly teaching the nail technologist how to perform the basic processes that will be the starting point for their career. This revised text also focuses on the scientific knowledge that is most important to the nail tech, removing the medical terminology and information that is not useful to them. Special features of the text include business tips in the form of short stories that present helpful information for a successful career in the nail business; State Regulation Alert, and Here's A Tip, which direct students to additional sources of information. This is a must-have resource for any student who wants to learn the basics of nail technology and competently prepare for the state board examinations.