There's also some studio lighting tutorials on youtube. BowensTV, accessible through their site too has a few, as much as they are also kind of advertisements for their gear. And without trying to be an ad myself, bowens also has adapters to fit light shapers from other manufacturers. Bowens is what I'll likely buy myself in the future. Mono lights are probably the most cost efficient across the board, as much as I'd also desire power packs long term.

If you do decide on tungsten hot lights, be sure to get tungsten film too. But strobes are a LOT more powerful and I think useful.