The 416 page all encompassing Encyclopedia Of Nails by Jaqui Jefford and Anne Swain, is a lifeline for nail students and professionals everywhere. It contains practical advice and inspiration for trainees and those seeking CPD. The book is concise, helpful and has excellent diagrams and pictures. Covers all aspects from nail anatomy and physiology, manicure, pedicure, artificial nails and nail art as well as career options: from getting your first job to working in a variety of fields such as becoming a demonstrator, trainer, assesor or even using your skills in competition or catwalk work.
The book is broken into chapters with introductions and summaries, key learning objectives as well as plenty of illustrations, tip boxes and knowledge review questions. There is in-depth information on the work of a technician: tip application, sculpture, maintenance and removal; utilising gel, fibre and wrap systems and an excellent section on basic to advanced nail art designs, including air-brushing.