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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 Paul Suttles, the director of field education for Pivot Point, who gives educators the tools to deliver information that inspires students and professionals to be their best, do their best and look their best. Suttles has been a beauty industry professional for more than ten years with certification in different teaching methodologies.

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?


The state of discount cosmetic procedures
By Dr. Vish Banthia
Purchasing online daily deal coupons has quickly become the rule — not the exception — for savvy shoppers looking for little luxuries at lower-than-normal retail prices. With this new rule comes a growing pressure on medspas and cosmetic procedure providers to maintain their place in the industry while accommodating price-sensitive demand from consumers. Major online deal vendors in the industry like Groupon and LivingSocial offer cosmetic providers a potentially large group sale that brings a new group of people to their office, in return for deep discounts. But revenue might not be the only thing these providers are giving up. When discounts for medical procedures are widely advertised, unintended consequences may arise.
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Industry Pulse: Have you used online deals for your health and beauty business?
ANSWER NOW


Are ultrasonic facials any good?
The Beauty Brains
Ultrasonic energy is thought to drive ingredients through the skin through a combination of thermal, chemical and mechanical effects. This works best on drugs that are already able to penetrate skin to some degree – for these chemicals the ultrasound waves can dramatically increase how much penetration occurs and how quickly. But that doesn't mean it helps everything penetrate.
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A conversation with the skin care guru who does Michelle Obama's facials
The Huffington Post
As an esthetician and spa consultant, Linda Harding-Bond spends a lot of her time advocating for ethnic skin education in the spa industry. When you consider that Asian, Hispanic and biracial Millennials comprise the fastest growing demographic groups in the U.S., the opportunity for a five star hotel to expand the knowledge base of their estheticians to include ethnic skin, thereby not only generating new exciting revenue streams but reestablishing their brand as global and futuristic should be a no-brainer. Here is an excerpt from her interview with Joelle Lyons-Lee, skin care guru to our First Lady Michelle Obama.
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6 amazing reasons to sleep for skin health
Everyday Health
A good night's sleep can mean good skin health because when you're sleep-deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body, hurting your skin's quality. Here are six reasons why not getting enough sleep detracts from skin health and your health in general.
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2013 wellness trend: Mindfulness massage
SpaFinder Wellness
Any preconceived notion that a massage is simply lying on a table while you attempt to release the incessant stresses flooding your mind will go out the window: The mindfulness massage fuses two approaches — mindfulness and bodywork — to create a deeply relaxed, profound experience using breath work and techniques like "body scans," so every body part and the action of the therapists' hands are thoughtful, attended to and paid close mind.
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QUOTABLE


As an educator and skin care professional, the NCEA Certification will ensure a position of high excellence and standards of patient skin care.

— Janine Hutchens, Peoria, Ariz.



BUSINESS BRIEFS


7 things customers want but won't tell you
American Express OPEN Forum
Did you know that your customers lie to you constantly? It's not to hurt your feelings, but usually to protect your feelings and avoid confrontation. Then one day, totally out of the blue, they fire you. The customer didn't tell you in so many words there was a problem, but if you had paid attention, you would have seen the warning signs. Here are the seven things customers want you to do, but will never, ever tell you about.
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The new rules of leadership
Forbes
Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes. The reason? The demands of a collaboration-based, talent-hungry, global, wired economy are evolving so quickly that success depends on nothing less than continuous learning.
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MARKETING 101


The business case for Pinterest just got better
MRY
Digital marketers have long lobbied for the implementation of active Pinterest accounts for clients, but the case for Brands A through Z maintaining pinboards got a little stronger with the introduction of Pinterest Web Analytics. No longer running the risk of grievous injury with wild pins in the dark, businesses using Pinterest as a promotional tool will now have the benefit of seeing data from their websites as collected by the social platform.
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5 lessons for social marketing from SXSW
The Huffington Post
The SXSW conference was bursting with the spirit of entrepreneurship, the positive power of capitalism and a youthful energy that still believes in the power of an idea. Innovation and healthy competition defined the hundreds of panels that took place over a five-day period — everything from technology in the African classroom to Facebook marketing to human spaceflight. Here are a few takeaways for those who couldn't be there.
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TEACHING TIPS


Schools shift from textbooks to tablets
eSchool News
Well before the cleanup from Superstorm Sandy was in full swing, students could read about the weather system that slammed the East Coast in their textbooks. Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter. Publishers update students' books almost instantly with the latest events or research. Schools are increasingly looking to handheld tablets as a way to sustain students' interest, reward their achievements and, in some cases, actually keep per-student costs down.
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5 tips for hosting online class discussions
Edudemic
Class discussions can occur any time of day with students engaged in a meaningful discussion. It took Colleen Lee a while to get her head around online discussion, so she used the experience of other teachers in her school who'd tried it. Here are a few of her thoughts on getting the most out of them.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    From the hazards of gel manicures to the return of triluma (Plastic Surgery Practice)
The world's craziest spa services (The Huffington Post)
4 affordable, effective skin care routines (Real Simple)
Expert skin care tips for glowing skin (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Trillion-dollar trendsetters (The Sydney Morning Herald)



SPA CLINICALS


Effects of thermal therapy combining sauna therapy and underwater exercise in patients with fibromyalgia
Kagoshima University via PubMed
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain with localized tenderness. We aimed to investigate whether thermal therapy combining sauna therapy and underwater exercise improved pain, symptoms and quality of life in FMS patients.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


5 things you need to know before bringing lasers into your school
Presented by Susanne S. Warfield
This presentation will overview the federal and state regulations that a school needs to be aware of in order to teach laser & light therapy. Learn which federal agency has oversight on equipment and employee safety issues. Understand what state agency protects the consumer through operator licensing and/or certification.

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

  • 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

    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


    LED position
    NCEA
    It is NCEA's position that:

  • LED devices should be used by skin care professionals
  • In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, skin care professionals shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA
  • If skin care professionals wish to use LED devices, 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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