New courses offer current information on infection control and waxing 

Clifton Park, NY, July 22, 2010 – Milady, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of beauty and wellness learning solutions, has announced two new online continuing education courses: MiladyU: Infection Control and MiladyU: Brazilian and Bikini Waxing. These new courses, part of the MiladyU professional development series, are available to beauty and wellness students, licensed technicians, and salon and spa owners. 

Distinct from other courses in the series that focus on business and soft skills, these two courses are technically-focused and cover critical procedures and techniques technicians will use on the job. Each course takes approximately two hours to complete, and a certificate of completion for continuing education requirements can be downloaded by those who score 80 percent or higher on the final assessment test. 

MiladyU: Infection Control teaches the salon and spa professional how to avoid dangerous situations while keeping the salon or spa clean. Upon completing this course, users will understand the importance of infection control and safety standards and how to use and maintain them, as well as how to protect clients and themselves. This course covers how to create a salon and spa environment of prevention, building standards, salon standards, occupational health risks, personal protection and information on multi-drug-resistant organisms. 

MiladyU: Brazilian and Bikini Waxing teaches the skills and techniques necessary to perform a safe and effective Brazilian bikini wax. Step-by-step instructions lead the esthetician through the procedure with illustrations, audio and video demonstrations. The practicing professional will learn health and safety guidelines, how to prepare for the service, how to conduct the client consultation, perform the waxing, positioning and techniques, and after-care tips to share with their clients.

“We are always looking for new ways to serve our customers and with these new technically-based online courses, salon and spa professionals can conveniently access continuing education that can be applied directly to their careers,” said Dawn Gerrain, president of Milady.

MiladyU is a complete offering of online courses for professionals in the salon and spa industry including working technicians and beauty and wellness instructors, students and school admissions representatives. Courses are available 24/7, are real world oriented, fun, self-paced and interactive with audio, animated presentations and virtual guides. MiladyU online courses can be purchased by individual technicians looking to further develop their skills, or they can be purchased in bulk by salon and spa owners for employee training. Milady also makes it easy for salon and spa owners to track employees’ progress via an administrative site.

MiladyU online courses are approved by state licensing boards in five of the eight states that allow online continuing education, with approvals pending in the remaining three. In addition, Milady is an authorized provider of online continuing education by both the International Association for Continuing Education & Training and the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations Commission on Accreditation.

For a full listing of available MiladyU courses, visit

About Milady

Milady, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of beauty and wellness education and has been an industry staple for the past 80 years. Known not only as a provider of pre-licensure resources, Milady offers training and consulting nationwide in various forms for salon and spa professionals, changing the lives of tens of thousands each year. For more information, visit

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information, visit