Welcome to the Study Guide that accompanies your Salon Fundamentals EstheticsTM textbook.
Maybe you wonder why there are two books instead of one. That's easy enough. Your text was
written by experts, women and men who have proven their skills in the world you want to enter.
Your Study Guide will be written by YOU. It is the place where learning will become your own.
Everything you need to know to be successful in Salon Fundamentals EstheticsTM is included in your
Study Guide. It is designed to boost your learning potential and take the fear and confusion out of
your professional preparation.
Because everyone learns in different ways, it is reasonable to expect parts of this Study Guide to be
easy for you and others difficult. Most of your life you have practiced certain ways of learning and
avoided others. Take a moment now to think of some ways of learning that you avoid whenever
you can. Over the next few days, talk with a few other people and find out what ways of learning
Guess what? Most of those preferred and avoided ways of learning will be included in this Study
Guide in order to make your learning more complete. You can gain confidence by thinking of your
Study Guide as a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece involves a special way of learning, of using brainpower.
Put the easiest pieces together first. (Remember that the easiest pieces for you may be hardest for
someone else.) That way you will have more experience when you attempt the more difficult pieces.
The more you practice the difficult parts, the easier they will become and the smarter your brain
becomes. Successful students are not born after all. They evolve by developing a diverse set of
learning tools that help them connect new information to what they already know. This Study
Guide aims to help you build as diverse a set of learning tools as you possibly can.
The Salon Fundamentals
Esthetics Study Guide groups many of these learning puzzle pieces
into MINDFRAMES. Each MINDFRAME is a specific way of using your brainpower to make you
smarter. Your Study Guide is organized around seven different MINDFRAMES or puzzle pieces:
PREVIEWING, NAMING, CONNECTING, SELF-CHECKING, APPLYING, SELF-TESTING and
JOURNALING. We don't mean to suggest that each MINDFRAME is completely separate from the
others. They overlap in rich and rewarding ways just the way your mind itself does. One
MINDFRAME flows into another.
To help you identify the specific MINDFRAME each activity requires, an icon is placed at the
bottom of every Study Guide page. That way you know what kind of brainpower you will be using
most on that page. The MINDFRAME you need on each page is highlighted in pink. On some
pages, two MINDFRAMES are suggested. The following information introduces you to each
MINDFRAME and shows how it works in your Study Guide.
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