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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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The key to making sure your guests are stress-free is to tire them out, according to Mike Wallace, brand manager at European thermal and medical spa brand Danubius.
Danubius, which operates 30 medical spas with 3,429 spa hotel rooms, 42 doctors and 700 therapists, performs around 2 million treatments a year at its locations in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and England.
"We make our guests so tired, they don't have the energy to be stressed," said Wallace, speaking at the World Spa & Wellness Convention Sunday in London.
Even if you haven't signed up for a healthy lifestyle, failed to ditch processed foods or struggle with a workout routine, you are more than ready to bite the bullet into natural beauty. It's great for your skin and hair, Earth-friendly and luckily, you don't have to struggle with DIY facemasks in your kitchen. All our favorite mainstream beauty brands are using floral oils and nut butters in everything from serums and lipsticks to shampoos.
South China Morning Post
From apps to hi-tech consumer products, technology is slowly making the shift from sci-fi to reality — and we are loving it. New technology is taking our beauty routines and habits to the next level with customizable options that help provide a bespoke service to suit our individual needs. Check out our roundup of all the latest gadgets, gizmos and thingamabobs that will speak to your inner geek. It's time to update the way we think about beauty for 2017.
A group of public health advocacy organizations is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to bar a lead compound it says is toxic from hair dyes. Lead acetate, a widely used ingredient that darkens gray hair, is a neurotoxin and carcinogen that should not appear in hair dyes, the group says in a joint petition.
The group, which includes the Environmental Defense Fund, the Environmental Working Group, and the Breast Cancer Fund, among others, is asking the FDA to revisit a 1980 decision that allowed lead acetate to remain in hair dyes.
"Estheticians who were once sequestered to facial rooms are now in cosmetic surgery offices, healthcare institutes, and laser centers. Education is paramount in competing for top jobs. NCEA Certification Program has set industry standards."
— Susanne B. Schultz, Munster, Indiana
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By Catherine Iste
By reading this article, you will already avoid the first mistake: thinking you are done learning how to be a good leader. Though it may seem that people never change and management principles all boil down to the same few tenets, good leaders know they need a commitment to sharpen and expand the tools in their toolbox. The bottom line is, strong leaders find a way to illustrate or illuminate the path for us, inspire and support us on our journey and celebrate all our wins.
Your personality is nine-tenths of your success potential. For young entrepreneurs and professionals however, it can sometimes feel as though one needs to imitate the characteristics of the already established masters in order to get anywhere.
It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking, I need to be as visionary as Jeff Bezos or I need to be as debonair as Richard Branson or I need to be as sphinx-like as Anna Wintour.
Chances are that your website is the most effective sales and marketing tool at your disposal. A good website, will mean more sales and greater brand recognition. If your site has a high bounce rate, where users leave your page after viewing only one page, not only is this costing you sales, but your competition is likely benefiting from it.
By Scott Steinberg
The role of marketing and public relations has shifted drastically with the advent of social media. Traditionally, organizations would simply broadcast news, or channel it through one specific type of influencer — members of the media — then respond on a somewhat more flexible timetable. Today, it's not simply about beaming out a message. It's about building trust with end-users, telling a compelling story and creating social streams of dialogue that work two ways.
American Medical Association via PubMed
The lack of prospective randomized clinical trials demonstrating that full-body skin examination reduces melanoma morbidity or mortality has prompted an "I" rating from the United States Preventive Services Task Force for population-based skin cancer screening. More data on these screening programs are needed.
Learning Solutions Magazine
When Cindy Huggett envisions a great online training facilitator, she's thinking about Oprah. A key skill is "building rapport with an audience that you don't have visual contact with. People do this all the time. Think of a television personality like Oprah. She's the master of creating that connection. And how many of us have ever met her in person? But we feel like we know her. She just draws us in," said Huggett, a virtual training consultant and a dynamic, experienced presenter.
Did you know ... It is NCEA's position that an esthetician upon completion of a 600 hour program should be able to perform and/or know the following job tasks ...
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Cosmetic Chemistry for the SkinCare Specialist
Presented by Ivana Velkovic, Ph.D.
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):
- Describe the basics of cosmetic chemistry.
- Discuss the importance of proper formulation.
- Analyze product ingredients on a label.
- Recognize formulations that use active ingredients.
NCEA Member fee: No cost - click here
Nonmember fee: $19.95 - click here
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Pleasanton — March 26
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Torrance — March 22 & April 19
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March 13 & April 10
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Boca Raton — April 26
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March 20 & April 24
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Turnersville, N.J. — April 30
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East Texas/Macungie —
March 26 & April 23
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