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Beauty School Dropout

Careers in Beauty & Grooming
Mark Lerner
1977

Submitter: Another outdated book in the 600’s… This book was weeded from an elementary school library because the information is obviously out-of-date. Does anyone call themselves a Beautician anymore? Can you still wear a tube top & denim gauchos to work in a salon? I think the answers may be “yes” here in Georgia, but we still should consider adding a more current book on careers in the beauty industry to our collection.

Holly: The man holding the toupee in the last picture below needs to be counselled against that particular one. It’s all wrong for him! One more time, people: career books need to be kept within 5-10 years, depending on the career. Beauty fads go in and out, so this is definitely one that needs to be kept more current.

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8 Responses to Beauty School Dropout

  • That toupee looks totally camouflaged. Yeah right. How ’bout matching the hair colour?

  • The salon decor dates it even more than the dress sense of the beauticians.

    • The decor may date the book even more than the haircuts, but I still want to know if anyone still sells that floral wallpaper.

  • Here in New Zealand, a beautician is someone who does facials, waxing, etc, which is completely different to a hairdresser. Not sure then what that job is called in US English?

  • As an Australian I’m the most amused by the (very regional) phonetic pronunciation of cosmetologists. This book was probably never destined for the international bestseller lists!

    • As a non-Australian, the pronunciation makes me cringe! I can’t imagine it is standard anything. And why bother to give pronunciation for such a simple word? Granted, it has a number of syllables, but there is nothing difficult there. I also agree with Ro from NZ — someone who does hair is not a beautician in my book. And a cosmetologist is certainly not — why would they even introduce the term?

  • The “flip” with blonde streaks in front…can’t quite make out if there’s full-lid blue or green frost eyeshadow…it’s the 70’s! Probably playing Tony Orlando and Dawn on the 8-track.