Salons and barbershops have long been a center of neighborhood activity. Hairstylists and barbers provide valuable services, helping clients look their best, which in turn helps them feel good about themselves. For some elderly people, getting their hair done is a chance to get out and talk to other people. For others, a haircut or style might be for a special occasion they'll remember all their lives. From the familiarity of the neighborhood beauty shop to the glamour of the theater, this book explores the career opportunities open to hairstylists, and the training needed to get started. Sidebars introduce icons of the beauty industry and full color photos help young people visualize their future career.