Hair Style Books Galore

If you're serious about having great hair, you really should have some hair care books at hand to help with the advice and information you need to keep your hair in tip-top, 'just left the salon' condition.

There are tons of hairstyle books and hair care books available. There are cheap hairstyle books and very expensive hairstyle books, in fact there are hair care books available for virtually any hair type and any hair treatment.

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...and enjoy our list of recommended hairstyle books.


Fabulous HairFABULOUS HAIR, by Maria Neuman
A lovely book with lots ideas for young (and older) girls to experiment with new, up-to-date styles.  A fresh, fabulous series all about finding your own style and using the baubles girls adore as the perfect way to personalize a hairstyle or outfit. In Fabulous Hair and Super Style, the how-to book is raised to a new level of glamour and fun.

Step-by-step directions and lots of color photographs makes this a wonderful, low-cost present for your favorite daughter or niece.

Get Fabulous Hair by Maria Neuman


If you’re looking for a really good, comprehensive book of hairstyles and braids (designed for teens and beyond) you probably can’t do any better than Hair: A Book of Braiding and Styles, by Anne Akers Johnson.  First published in 1995, it’s been winning great reviews ever since, with excellent illustrations and easy-to-understand directions for over 30 hairstyles.  A great book!

Published price is approx $25, but you can get a used copy from $6.00.

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The Complete Book of HairstylingTHE COMPLETE BOOK OF HAIRSTYLING, by Charles Worthington
The Complete Book of Hairstyling is big - over 300 pages of information. With details of over 100 hairstyles, it covers everything from hair care basics to the secrets of the professionals and solutions to all those tricky hair problems.  With chapters such as City Hair, Big Date Hair and Vacation Hair, it's a really comprehensive book which is well worth having in your collection.

This hair care "bible" is unbelievable value at around $16.00

Get The Complete Book of Hairstyling, by Charles Worthington

Color Me BeautifulCOLOR ME BEAUTIFUL, by Carole Jackson
Using simple guidelines, professional color consultant Carole Jackson helps you choose the thirty shades that make you look smashing.  She shows you how to develop your color personality, learn to perfect your make-up color, use color to solve specific figure problems and more, including full-color palettes containing the thirty shades for each season--pages you can cut out to carry when you shop!

This book has been around for years, but is still very popular – because it works.  As one reader says "There is a lot to this book and it is easy to understand. I would recommend it to anyone!"   Carole Jackson has also added some more books to the range, including a coloring book for men!  

Get Color Me Beautiful, by Carole Jackson

Hairstyles Of The WorldHAIRSTYLES OF THE WORLD, by Pepin Van Roojen
This book is a feast of hairstyling!  If contains a vast collection of some 1,000 images of styles from ancient times until the present day. Hairstyles of the World contains styles from…well…the World!  From Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, North and South America.  They are beautifully illustrated, and all types of hair are represented. This unique visual encyclopaedia is an ESSENTIAL resource for anyone with an interest in hairstyles.

Get Hairstyles Of The World, by Pepin Van Roojen

Haircutting For DummiesHAIRCUTTING FOR DUMMIES, by J. Elaine Spear
Want to cut hair but think you don’t have the talent?  This book is designed to help you discover your inner artist, easily enhancing your loved one’s hairstyles while trimming big bucks off your family budget.

Haircutting for Dummies is for people who want to cut their family and friends' hair, as well as those who are entering the field of cosmetology. Cutting hair at home will allow you to save money, be creative, and do something nice for your loved ones. You will learn how to choose the right tools and prepare for cutting , create different styles and learn more advanced haircutting techniques if you want to seek a career in cutting hair.
This easy-to-follow guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of illustrations as well as invaluable advice on cutting children’s hair.

Get Haircutting For Dummies, by J. Elaine Spear

Hair Rules!HAIR RULES! by Anthony Dickey
The subtitle of this book is "The Ultimate Hair Care Guide for Women With Kinky, Curly or Wavy Hair" and it does exactly what it says on the tin! Anthony Dickey is considered to be the foremost authority on caring for curly hair.  Here is what a couple of famous, kinky haired
people say about him:  

“There are plenty of stylists who care about the short term. Dickey is concerned not only about making sure you and your hair look good, but about your hair’s long-term health. I don’t think there’s a person in the world who doesn’t love him.”—Sarah Jessica Parker, actress

“Dickey has always put me at ease and made me feel comfortable about wearing a style that was appropriate to my own texture. He never sacrificed the health of my hair for a look.”—Minnie Driver, actress

Dickey’s mission is to advise and encourage all women with non-straight hair to strive to attain their beauty, whatever their ethnicity, and whatever their tastes.  

Hair Rules! has simple tips for all types of curly hair and covers everything from the best shampoos and conditioners to use, to damage-free hair-drying (dust off that hood dryer!), the use of natural oils, and the safest coloring, styling, and chemical relaxing techniques as well as guidelines for maintaining healthy, gorgeous hair.

Get Hair Rules! by Anthony Dickey

The Beauty Workbook
THE BEAUTY WORKBOOK, by Cynthia Robins, Kelly Burke and Laurie Frankel

The subtitle of this book is "A Commonsense Approach to Skin Care, Makeup, Hair, and Nails" and this book is exactly that - a commonsense approach to personal care for women. The book demystifies products and regimens and streamlines the information into hundreds of fantastic tips and practical advice, including burning questions such as how to slow the aging process and  protect against sun damage.

An inspirational and indispensible guide to looking and feeling beautiful, with lots of quizzes, exercises and loads of vibrant photographs.

Get The Beauty Workbook, by Cynthia Robins, Kelly Burke and Laurie Frankel

The Art of Dressing Long HairTHE ART OF DRESSING LONG HAIR, by Guy Kremer  
The Art of Dressing Long Hair is a fantastic book by internationally renowned hairdresser,  Guy Kremer.  Guy is famous for both his elegance and style and his cutting and styling skills and, with plenty of colour illustrations, this book is an excellent showcase for his skills as well as an excellent resource of ideas for dressing and styling long hair.   

Presented in five cutting-edge collections, Guy demonstrates 24 styles in step-by-step detail. The Art of Dressing Long Hair is described as "an inspirational blend of master-class instructional material and stunning photography." His book shows just how easy it is to master the world of
long hair and create fashionable, classic, romantic and classy looks.

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The International Hairstyle Index presents the works of leading and innovative hairdressers and stylists from all over the world. First published in November 2003, the stunning photographic images in this book give an excellent overview of the trends in the world of hairstyling.

This book is updated annually and is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in hairstyles and photography.  It contains all the information you ever need about the top stylists around the world, including the name of the hairstylist, salon, make-up artist, photographer, and model (agency). The alphabetical index and the country index at the back of the book make it very easy to track down contact information of all participants.

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Earthly Bodies & Heavenly HairEARTHLY BODIES & HEAVENLY HAIR, By Dina Falconi
This book is described as "A master herbalist's guide to natural personal care."  Unlike conventional makeup-cover-ups, Dina's unique approach nurtures natural beauty and health. There are chapters devoted exclusively to women, and also to the body care needs of men, teens, babies, and elders. Natural first aid, too.

The 256 pages contain 450 innovative formulas for essential products for face, skin, hair, hands, feet, mouth, and teeth - more than a hundred of which can be made from basic household staples. Many recipes use healing herbs and aromatherapy.

It’s a 5-star rated book on Amazon and the incredible thing is you can pick up a copy for less than 12 bucks! Well worth it!  

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1940s Hairstyles1940s HAIRSTYLES, by Daniela Turudich
This book is VERY expensive - but that's as it should be.  1940s Hairstyles takes you back to an era when the stark-realities of war-time and post-war existence, could be kept at bay by the glamour of looking and feeling good.  

The book re-creates authentic 1940s looks - covering everything from short hairdos popular in the early 1940s to the late 1940s "cut to fit" look made popular by Christian Dior. Hundreds of vintage illustrations, photographs, and diagrams accompany detailed instructions and techniques for replicating the styles of the decade.  

There are also lots of fun facts and trivia related to the hairstyles of the time are included, as is a look at "War Time" hair and regulations brought about by the government. Not only that, but you get comprehensive lists of the beauty tools needed to create these hairdos, where to purchase the various hard-to-find items discussed, and hairstyles based on hair length and type are all included for those interested in revisiting the period beauty of the 1940s. This is REAL glamour.

Get 1940s Hairstyles, by Daniela Turudich

Little to be said about this book other than you must have it in your collection.  Why? Because it’s excellent!

It’s got recipes for shampoos, herbal rinses and conditioners for every type of hair problem you can think off, lots of technical information about hair types and construction, and chemicals.  

This book really explores the "science" behind beautiful healthy hair and its lively informative style makes it an easy read and a real source of solutions for all your "bad hair days".

Get Naturally Healthy Hair: Herbal Treatments and Daily Care for Fabulous Hair, by Mary  Beth Jannsen