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Whether it's for license renewal or NCEA Certified credential recertification, career development, or to increase job opportunities, the need for continuing education is a very real demand of every skin care professional. But while the benefits of continuing education are obvious, the cost is high: travel expenses; time away from home; and scheduling conflicts with work. SDSS now provides affordable, quality continuing education courses at your convenience, presented by experts in a variety of subject areas!
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With self-driving cars, phones that control your lights, speakers that order your favorite things, and headsets that can take you on a virtual journey, we are living in the future. So of course the beauty industry, which is always on the cutting edge, has one foot in this new world. Pre-treatment 3-D imaging lets you virtually try on a look before you commit to a treatment. Double board certified plastic surgeon to the rich and famous Dr. David Shafer, who was one of the first doctors to start using this technology for his patients in New York City, gives us the scoop on this ground breaking technique as he takes me through the process.
As a window to our body's health, skin can reveal and even enable us to predict a range of conditions and diseases. The key to unlocking this valuable information is the extraction of certain biomakers that give unique genetic and environmental clues about a person, at a molecular level, and which can be used for a variety of diagnostic tests, as well as for the collection of DNA.
Move over permanent makeup, there's a new twist on the trend: fake freckles — as in the tattooed variety.
Montreal cosmetic tattoo artist Gabrielle Rainbow says she's not sure what sparked the trend, but she started doing them as a result of her best friend being tired of drawing hers on with makeup.
"Before tattooing her, I experimented on myself — I really don't recommend tattooing your own face — but once I saw that it worked out, and I liked the effect, I decided to do hers." Now, Rainbow is doing them on a "wide range" of clients. "I'd say for freckles, it's clients who naturally will get some in the summertime with sun exposure, but want them year-long."
Williamsburg Yortown Daily
It's in virtually every kitchen.
Nutritionists say to avoid it. Yet from the Virginia Peninsula to California, it's being touted for health benefits, from spa customers to veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
What is it? Salt. And chances are, in one form or another, it's in a spa near you.
"It is a natural breathing treatment," said Agnieszka Drygala, who owns the Williamsburg Salt Spa. "It is nothing new. Ask your grandma."
"Credibility is everything. Thank you NCEA for providing excellent credibility to a growing profession."
— Rhonda G. Thomson, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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By Cindy Parker
When you run a small business, you get to do everything the way you want. Even though it's wonderful to have the luxury of complete customization, it does come with a drawback: the amount of work that comes with that freedom. Things like marketing are solely your responsibility, and it can be difficult to juggle branding with everything else you have on the docket. The right brand runs itself — just make sure you've created the right brand.
Clearly, to thrive in this new world of work will require different skill-sets, mindsets, and toolsets. Chief among them: the need to bring people together as a team. The need to demonstrate deeper empathy. The ability to get new things done. Innovation in the next economy is about much more than inventing. It’s about figuring out how and where you can add unique value. It’s about how fast you can unlearn, relearn and master new skills. It’s about how you engage others at a deeper, more humanistic and passionate level.
By Emma Fitzpatrick
It's been six months since Instagram launched its newest feature: Instagram Stories. As a refresher, this was Instagram's response to Snapchat's success. You can find Instagram Stories at the top of your feed. There, you click to reveal 10-second videos or pictures that disappear in 24 hours. You can even add text, doodles or stickers atop them. In short, yes, it functions almost exactly like Snapchat. So how does Instagram Stories compare to Snapchat in number of users?
Tesla, Virgin Galactic and Oculus all have something in common: They build sexy products and the media loves to give them coverage. Most businesses are more mundane. They lack the flash and sizzle inherent in an industry such as space travel. Because these companies don't have a built-in marketing advantage, they companies have to get creative if they want the media to shower them with love.
ALTEX via PubMed
Chemical hypersensitivity is an immunological response towards foreign substances, commonly referred to as sensitizers, which gives rise primarily to the clinical symptoms known as allergic contact dermatitis. For the purpose of mitigating risks associated with consumer products, chemicals are screened for sensitizing effects.
By Sheilamary Koch
Being able think critically in a variety of contexts is undoubtedly a valuable life skill. The benefits of knowing how to read between the lines, see the full picture of a situation, assess the validity of a claim, make a judgement and realize when you need more information clearly extend far beyond classroom study. Yet the classroom can serve as an incubator for students to begin to develop and practice the tools that facilitate such thought processes.
Empathy building among school pupils not only helps friendships but cuts out bullying and inspires learning, teachers have been told.
Staff from private schools in the emirate took part in a workshop to find out how to improve well-being among themselves, pupils and parents.
"Research shows that the more we know one another, the greater the likelihood of compassion and tolerance in our schools," said Justin Robinson, director of the Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, in Victoria state, Australia.
Did you know ... It is NCEA's position that apprenticeship shall not be a substitute for theoretical and practical education of the esthetic student in a state-approved licensed school.
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Federal And State Issues That Will Affect Your Laser Practice
Presented by Gus Anibarro
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.
At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:
To order this CE webinar (once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours):
- Recognize federal and state regulations affecting their laser practice.
- Apply the knowledge in order to maintain or become compliant.
- Identify the state agency that protects the consumer.
- Understand the importance of laser safety.
NCEA Member fee: No cost - click here
Nonmember fee: $19.95 - click here
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