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Whether you are a lecturer, student or professional, we have a range of educational resources and content to suit different styles and abilities. On this page you can find information on bestselling titles and the digital solutions Cengage offer for Hair and Beauty. With content from prestigious authors including Lorraine Nordmann, spanning a range of levels, students will master concepts with Cengage course materials.


Lorraine Nordmann

Lorraine Nordmann

Lorraine Nordmann shares her subject knowledge, skills and industry experience drawing on 30 years working in the beauty therapy and education sector. She takes inspiration from industry colleagues and learners’ needs and expectations, ensuring that each publication is current, relevant and supports learners to gain critical knowledge and skills to become highly competent, professional beauty therapists.

Lorraine’s educational roles have included lecturing, assessment and quality assurance from foundation to degree level, developing curricula and assessment materials to meet this range of qualifications.

As a departmental head and college manager she has worked with staff to ensure consistently high expectations for learners and communicated the importance of support and challenge so that students can develop skills and requirements for success from an employer and client perspective.

Currently, she is supporting awareness-raising activities in the essential skills needed for recruitment and sustainability in the industry. She is Beauty Therapy President for the Association of Hairdressers (AHT) and ensures lecturers are kept abreast of awarding organisation requirements, professional development opportunities and the development of competitions which challenge learners.

The Lorraine Nordmann suite of texts share her industry passion, actively engaging the learner in developing skills and understanding to meet the demands of awarding body organisations, assessment rigour and supporting their progression to employment or further educational opportunities.

Penny Delamar Make-up Artist

Penny Delamar
Founder, The Delamar Academy, Ealing Film Studios, London

Penny Delamar began her 30 years of experience as a make-up designer at the BBC in London where she was trained and then worked for 10 years making-up everyone from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Margaret Thatcher and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Penny then worked as a freelance make-up artist on films such as ‘Santa Claus: the Movie’ (as personal make-up artist to Dudley Moore) as well as ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’ as well as many others. In 1986 Penny founded the Delamar Academy which is based at Ealing Studios, London and is globally recognised as one of the leading training schools for make-up and hair.

Counting Oscar, Bafta and Emmy award winners amongst her alumni, Penny and her team of top tutors have trained many of the most successful make-up artists working all over the world.

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The Premier Source for Education Resources in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup, Massage Therapy, Salon & Spa Management and Business Training. Serving the Beauty and Wellness Industry since 1927.

Marian Newman Cengage Author

Marian Newman
Industry Nail Expert

Marian Newman has worked in every aspect of the nail industry since opening a ‘nails only’ salon in 1988, then moving into training and subsequently building a formidable reputation prompting Tatler magazine to comment “Marian Newman is to nails what Karl Lagerfeld is to frocks.” She is a frequent contributor to the media and was the Chairperson of the Nail Services Forum and Committee Member for Habia (Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority) for many years.

Marian works with many leading designers at the key fashion shows including London and Paris and has worked for Loewe, Vivienne Westwood, Emanuel Ungaro, Sonia Rykiel, Alexander McQueen, Giles and Mary Katrantzou. Such is her unrivalled position in the industry, Marian is one of the few top nail practitioners whose work is seen in glossy magazines around the world virtually every week. She has over 50 British Vogue covers to her name, 10 years of Christian Dior’s advertising campaigns and has also designed a range of nail products for MAC Cosmetics.

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MindTap is an online learning solution that allows you to easily customise and combine learning tools such as readings, interactive content and assessment activities to create a personalised learning path for your students. MindTap for Beauty Therapy Levels 2 & 3 is built upon authoritative content and mapped to the VTCT qualifications and guides students through the Beauty Therapy curriculum unit by unit.


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