Classy, glamorous, exquisite, intricate! The 34 hairstyles contained in this guide will be the envy of many young women. In the book’s front matter, stylist Mayost gives definitions, tools, and accessories needed to for the job. Then instructions for each style follow, using a four-page format that begins with a full-page color photograph of the model showing the finished ’do. Step-by-step instructions follow with detailed text and a color photograph to illustrate. The final photo in each section is again of the finished hairstyle. Models represent different ethnic groups and have different hair types. Mayost is known for his elaborate hair designs and cover styles for magazines, so it is not surprising that this guide goes beyond your average French braid. Though it proclaims, “no professional styling skills required,” most of the featured styles are difficult and take between 13 and 15 steps to complete. This is Mayost’s fourth hairstyle book, and it will likely be popular in high school and public libraries.
– Booklist Online