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Register for the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
NCEA
NETT Conference — April 6
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

Sessions will be led by esthetic leaders, including Sherry Davis, Ed.D., Education Programs Consultant at the California Department of Education. Dr. Davis has been in the industry for over 30 years as a cosmetologist, instructor, NCEA Certified and Master Esthetician. She also served as the NETT News Editor for three years, showing her passion for the industry.

Meet the rest of the faculty here.

For complete information on the first conference of 2013, check out the official website here.

Registration for Miami Beach Hotels (Eden Roc Renaissance, Marriott, Richmond, Red South, Crest or South Beach Hotel)
Click here to learn more.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


From the hazards of gel manicures to the return of triluma
Plastic Surgery Practice
Legions of scantily clad coeds and tourists hit South Beach for some mid-winter break fun and sun as thousands of dermatologists huddled in the Miami Convention Center to discuss, among other things, skin cancer risks — including those associated with gel manicures. Gel manicures may be trendy and last longer than traditional polish, but they also may be damaging to the nail and mask disease.
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The world's craziest spa services
The Huffington Post
Sometimes spa treatments tip over the edge of relaxing and enter the realm of the downright strange. From fish pedicures to snow rooms, hotels around the globe are offering unique options for guests to indulge in. Some might swear by these alternative services, others may be skeptical. Take a look and prepare to get pampered in a whole new way.
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Trillion-dollar trendsetters
The Sydney Morning Herald
The global spa industry is sitting pretty, with $1.9 trillion up for grabs from cashed-up customers annually. Eighty-eight percent of spa users say they do so to manage stress and, with life becoming technologically faster, the spa industry is coming up with innovative and unusual ways to lure travelers.
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4 affordable, effective skin care routines
Real Simple
Whatever your skin type, you can create a regimen with quality items at modest prices. With so many products to choose from, it's sometimes difficult to find which facial formula works best. Here is an easy day-to-night routine for four different skin types.
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Expert skin care tips for glowing skin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The ideal dress, the perfect menu, the heartfelt vows — to these add another necessity of your dream wedding: gorgeous, glowing skin. Throughout your entire wedding — from the moment you start walking down the aisle to when you exchange vows to your first dance as man and wife — the focus is on your face. Beautiful skin is essential, and with some expert tips, achieving it doesn't have to be difficult.
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QUOTABLE


As an esthetics instructor I believe that continuing education is paramount to staying current in the diverse esthetics industry. I know the NCEA certification program will help to maintain the highest standards in the industry.

— Therese Cunningham, Phoenix



BUSINESS BRIEFS


Dealing with a difficult client
Skin Inc.
You can please some of the people some of the time ... but not all of the people all of the time. Every business that provides a service will encounter a few disgruntled personalities along the way. It is impossible to please everyone, but certainly you want them to be extremely satisfied more often than not. Unfortunately, the remote few seem to spoil the day. By understanding the issue and resolving complaints, you not only can keep clients after a difficult situation, but also make them advocates for your skin care facility.
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Help your employees get more done
Inc.
When you think about your team would you describe them as happy, content and fulfilled with their work? Or, have you got more issues than a magazine rack with grumpy, discontent, unsatisfied people in your ranks? What can you do to ensure the former?
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MARKETING 101


Your next marketing weapon: Corporate culture
Forbes
What? Corporate culture as a weapon of marketing warfare? Corporate culture as a tool to build customer preference for your products? You gotta be kidding me! Maybe in a "service business" like consulting, but in a product or technology business? Get outta here.
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The best advertising is sincere
Harvard Business Review
Ali Demos writes: In the throes of apprehending the future of advertising, much has been, and will be, said about new channels, emergent technologies, innovative measurement protocols, morphing agency roles and the like; much less, probably, about how we actually create marketing that works, that's worth consuming, and that's worth running in any channel.
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TEACHING TIPS


Does gamification help classroom learning?
Mashable
Today, there are gadgets like ibitz which turn walking and exercising into a fun, rewarding game-like experience. Some people refer to this as "gamification" which means applying game thinking or even game mechanics into a non-game context.
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Demand for wireless networks, tablets will grow
Education Week
Over the next three years, district technology officials say they expect to place an increasing emphasis on strengthening wireless networks, and on the use of tablets, a new survey reveals. The percentage of district tech officials who identified tablet usage as a top priority jumped to 40 percent in 2012 from 25 percent a year ago, according to the survey, released by MDR, a provider of marketing information and services for education. Tablets rose to the third-highest area of priority. The second-highest area of priority was server virtualization, cited by 51 percent of respondents.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Proposed law could lead to massive esthetician layoffs in Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley Business)
Scientists discover why not everyone gets acne (The Huffington Post)
Skin care professional focuses on stress-free simplicity (Skin Inc.)
Reinventing retail — Do your clients a service (Skin Inc.)
20 ways to get customers addicted to your brand (Business Gross)



SPA CLINICALS


A systematic review of the therapeutic effects of Reiki
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine via PubMed
Reiki is an ancient form of Japanese healing. While this healing method is widely used for a variety of psychologic and physical symptoms, evidence of its effectiveness is scarce and conflicting. The purpose of this systematic review was to try to evaluate whether Reiki produces a significant treatment effect.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


Oncology esthetics — Do no harm
Presented by Morag Currin
This presentation will define cancer and how it can metastasize throughout the body. Esthetic spa treatments that can alleviate cancer side effects will be explored. Teaching about the lymphatic system and how cleansing, massaging on the face, neck and décolleté during a treatment may be affected. You will learn how to teach your students' compassion, cancer awareness and how to adjust esthetic protocols that take into consideration medications and supplements that cancer survivors must use for life.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Define cancer and metastasis
  • Discuss the lymphatic system and its effects
  • Illustrate the giving of compassion
  • Summarize benefits of working with cancer survivors

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

    View other COA-Approved Continuing Education.

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    TUESDAY 'TOON





    POLITICAL ADVOCACY


    Chemical exfoliation procedures
    NCEA
    It is NCEA's position that skin care should be independent from the cosmetology scope of practice and license.

  • Chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians
  • In addition to manufacturer supplied , product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA
  • If estheticians wish to perform chemical exfoliation procedures, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

    Download complimentary PowerPoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."

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