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Cosmetology

Handy resources for students of cosmetology at College of San Mateo. Includes search tips, books, ebooks, articles/databases, websites, and more!

Finding Search Terms

Need help searching? Watch this short video about generating search terms or "keywords."

Examples of Search Terms

Selecting appropriate keywords can be difficult for cosmetology as terms vary depending upon where you search. You have to be creative when searching. Some suggested keywords:

Beauticians

Esthetics (also Aesthetics)

Beauty culture

Hair

Beauty operators

Hair colorings

Beauty salons

Hair dyeing

Beauty shops

Haircutting

Braids

Hairdressing

Chemical peel

Hairstyles

Cosmetic techniques

Hairweaving

Cosmetics

Permanent makeup

Cosmetics industry

Personal beauty

Cosmetology

Skin care

Dermatologic agents

Skin diseases

Estheticians (also Aestheticians)