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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class - Saturday, Feb. 28

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Pre-Congress - Miami Beach, Florida

NCEA CERTIFIED PREP CLASS
Saturday, Feb. 28 • Room D 236
• Members - $125
• Nonmembers - $149

REGISTER NOW

Includes:
  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
April 25 - Dallas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Spas of America's Top 100 Spas of 2014
Examiner
The spa travel website Spas of America has released its annual ranking of the Top 100 Spas of 2014, based on consumer behavior on its website. "2014 was a very strong year for the North American spa and wellness industry, with record visits and revenue," says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. An ISPA 2014 U.S. Spa Industry Study, commissioned by the ISPA Foundation and undertaken by the PwC International Survey Unit, reported an increase of 2.5 percent in spa visits to 164 million and revenue growth of 5.1 percent to $14.7 billion.
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Kiddie spas: They're not just for toddlers and tiaras contestants anymore
The Fashion Spot
What would a 5 year old need with a facial? Apparently a lot, because spas are starting to cater more to that young demographic. The New York Times published a piece highlighting the growing trend of kid-friendly spas, focused on bringing a dash of luxury to young girls and sometimes boys. Day spa options for kids are cropping up all over the country, offering services to pamper your little one — from banana-scented facials to full-on massage sessions.
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Measuring the ROI of golf and spa
Successful Meetings
The effectiveness of a meeting and its return on investment go hand in hand. As it becomes more important for meetings to demonstrate quantifiable results, this necessity has also extended to measuring the impact of an event's activities — golf and spa included. While these have traditionally been viewed as the leisure side of meetings, increasingly, planners are finding ways to enhance their business value and view them through the lens of ROI.
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Nutrition 2015 tips: Expert explains how to start the year eating healthy
Beauty World News
Looking for nutritional advice? Consider these tips from Sarah Flower, courtesy of Beauty4Media. Sarah Flower is a nutritionist and author of 15 books, but she does not agree with the fad diets and quick fixes.
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QUOTABLE


"Being an NCEA Certified Esthetician, educator and professional has had a profound change in my life for the better. It is just as important to estheticians for advanced training purposes, support from an association, as well as keeping members involved of changes in the industry and state regulations about the careers we all love. Being the best has only been enhanced from this training and membership. You cannot get the same or even similar benefits from other organizations. This is based on United States standards and job skills that are necessary in today's workplace for esthetic professionals. I would want everyone I have ever taught, worked with and trained in the skin care industry to become part of this elite organization, to better themselves and the profession overall."

— Sherry D. Davis, Ph.D., Azusa, California



BUSINESS BRIEFS


5 healthy hacks for busy offices
Entrepreneur
The new year, full of clean-slate vibes and good intentions, can be a great time for establishing new routines and habits. Yet the major impediment to making even the simplest of changes often becomes finding the needed time. Because so many entrepreneurs devote themselves to their businesses and end up neglecting health, here are five healthy habits to swap in for the new year.
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5 essential admin skills for 2015
Business Management Daily
Are you ready to kick your career up a notch in the new year? Culti­­vating these five essential skills can help ensure your success in 2015.
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MARKETING 101


7 steps to create a viral marketing campaign
Small Business Trends
Creating a marketing campaign that "goes viral" is the goal of every marketer. What is the secret to creating a campaign that is going to "go viral?" The answer is complicated. In fact, it's almost impossible to predict what campaigns will go viral, and which ones will flounder. That said, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of having your campaign go viral.
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Social media changes to keep in mind for 2015
By Mayur Kisani
Social media is continuously evolving and rapidly changing. For example, 2014 saw Facebook's controversial changes to its algorithm, which reduced the organic reach of business pages. As 2015 approaches, marketers need to be ready with more personalized and, of course, quality content that is also in tune with the way users will consume content. Here are some trends to keep in mind.
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SPA CLINICALS
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Review: Essential oils and their constituents as skin penetration enhancer for transdermal drug delivery
The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology via PubMed
In this paper, we focused on essential oils and their constituents as skin penetration enhancers for transdermal drug delivery, mechanism of their action as well as their possible toxicity.

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Andrew Gibson outlines industry hot topics at Spameeting Middle East
Spa Opportunities
Andrew Gibson, vice president of spa and wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, identified several key factors currently affecting the spa industry during a speech at the recent Spameeting Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

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The medical spa: Pros, cons and legalities
Dermatology Times
Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons who direct medical spas — whether these medical practices are extensions of their practices or not — assume responsibility for all procedures performed. And while it can be a financially rewarding career move, getting involved is not always simple nor is it easy.

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TEACHING TIPS


Shift your mentoring into reverse for greater benefits
The Fast Track
Mentoring is often seen as a way for a young employee to gain knowledge from an older worker, but more companies find that setting up reverse mentoring programs can provide payoffs for every employee, no matter their age or rank. The key is making sure the program is structured so that the parameters and expectations are clear for everyone.
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Is praise undermining student motivation?
Faculty Focus
We think of praise as a good thing, even admirable. Don't we praise our kids when they show us the drawing that they made in art class? To be anti-praise is almost like being anti-good person. We praise others in order to motivate them to improve achievement, as well as increase self-esteem. What can possibly be wrong with that?
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION

Skin Management Programs Using Advanced Technologies
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists


The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.


Are you compliant?
Presented by Leslie Roste, Registered Nurse

About the webinar:
This presentation will provide a review for the skin care specialist on the immune system and the potential pathogens that can be found in a dermatology practice. We will evaluate your practice's infection control procedures and areas of OSHA compliance: Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication standards. Review of regulatory state board mandates will also be explored to ensure compliance.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Evaluate their practice infection control procedures.

  2. Identify the disease process and routes of infection.

  3. Evaluate behaviors to reduce pathogen exposure.
  4. Understand regulatory compliance issues at the state and federal level.
Order this webinar:
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
  SDSS member fee: $19.95 click here
  Nonmember fee: $24.95 click here
For other SDSS approved courses, click here

Learn more about becoming a member


POLITICAL ADVOCACY


Esthetician job task 1200 hours
NCEA
Did you know? … It is the position of the NCEA that an esthetician upon completion of a 600 hour program should be able to perform and/or know specific job tasks. And, upon completion of 1200 hour program — in addition to the 600 hour program — the esthetician should be able to perform and/or know the following.
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