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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — April 25

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
April 26-27
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, TX

NCEA CERTIFIED PREP CLASS
Saturday, April 25

REGISTER NOW
• Members: $125 • Nonmembers: $149

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:
May 30 - Orlando, Florida
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Soaking in sake: Japan's answer to the red wine bath
Style.com
It was Thomas Jefferson who supposedly said that "good wine is a necessity of life." Somehow, I don't think bathing in his happy hour drink was quite what he had in mind. But it feels even more essential if it's not only part of our diets, but also our beauty routines, right? Basketballer Amar'e Stoudemire set the Internet abuzz in October when he posted a selfie on Instagram from a tub brimming with red wine. But we've since moved on to another kind of alcohol-infused experience: the sake soak.
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Millennials vs. baby boomers: New stats show surprising similarities in beauty ideals
RealSelf
It's hard to believe that a 21-year-old girl and a 60-year-old woman could have very much in common, but when it comes to beauty ideals, they're more similar than we think. Based on RealSelf data and recent market research, we know that 87 percent of American women ages 18-64 are unhappy with at least one part of their body, with up to one-third of them willing to go as far as plastic surgery to increase confidence in their appearance. But that's not where the similarities end.
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FDA warns cosmetics companies against promises that 'go too far'
Manufacturing Business Technology
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says an increasing number of cosmetics companies are improperly promoting their products as drugs.
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Green Spa Network shares resources to 'green' the industry
Spa Opportunities
The Green Spa Network is extending its impact by creating regional spa associations to enable more spas to access its sustainability resources — part of its 2015 strategy to cause positive change in sustainability through spas.
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QUOTABLE


"Becoming NCEA Certified was essential to my career as an educator and role model. I'm privileged to be among the best, and commit to helping other estheticians achieve NCEA Certified status."

— Danielle Wachowski, Sacramento, California



BUSINESS BRIEFS


4 business decision-making mistakes are holding you back
Fast Company
Throughout history, how many of the most innovative companies have won by playing it safe, never taking risks and never adapting? The answer is none. Yet in the business world, many companies continue to operate as they have for decades, playing it safe by ignoring changes in technology and expecting to achieve victory.
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Leadership: Taking a stand
By Thomas Parker
Over the years, I have experienced working with wonderful and fantastic leaders. I have also worked for some horrible, self-centered supervisors and managers. Notice, I did not refer to the latter group as leaders. These few certainly are not, nor will ever be, leaders. In fact, these self-centered individuals are toxic. Why do I make such bold statement? Each of us will leave a legacy to some degree. The decisions we make today will have an impact on us in each day that follows.
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MARKETING 101


Infographic: Why you should be marketing with social media
By Kaylee Nelson
For as long as there have been businesses, there has been the promotion of those businesses. Business owners have always faced the challenge of how to get new customers through the door. Thus, the concept of marketing is not a new one — but the methods in how to do so are constantly evolving. First, it was catalogs and print ads, then radio and television, then static websites — and finally social media. Marketing through social media today is more valuable than ever in more ways than one. Check out this infographic to see how.
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Send emails your subscribers actually want to read
Direct Marketing News
Marketers may inundate subscribers' inboxes with their missives, but that doesn't mean that their messages are popular among consumers. According to a study from TechnologyAdvice, 40 percent of the more than 1,300 U.S. adults surveyed ignore marketing emails. Of the 60 percent who do read them, only 16 percent do so on a regular basis.
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SPA CLINICALS
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Topical treatment for facial burns
The Cochrane Library
Burn injuries are an important health problem. They occur frequently in the head and neck region - the area central to a person's identity, that provides our most expressive means of communication. Topical interventions are currently the cornerstone of treatment of partial-thickness burns to the face.

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5 foods for more beautiful skin
WebMD
Let's face it: we all want beautiful, radiant skin. Everywhere you turn, there's another lotion, potion or cream promising a youthful glow. The good news is that research suggests that what you put in your body, not just on it, can help give you gorgeous skin.

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Scientists introduce an anti-aging chocolate bar
SHAPE
Forget wrinkle creams, your secret to younger looking skin may be in a candy bar. Yep, you read that right. Scientists at a U.K.-based company with ties to Cambridge University have created Esthechoc, a 70 percent dark chocolate enriched with cocoa polyphenols and a potent algae extract.

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TEACHING TIPS


Practical tips for cultivating a learning relationship with students
Faculty Focus
Take a moment right now to ask yourself who your best teachers were growing up. Now list the qualities that made them your best teachers. Looking at your list, you will probably notice something interesting. When I have faculty do this, they invariably list qualities, such as "cared for my learning" or "cared for me as a person." They do not list qualities, such as "the most knowledgeable person in their field." In other words, they list relationship qualities as the factors that make for a great teacher, not knowledge qualities.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    What does 'hypoallergenic' mean? Apparently whatever manufacturers want it to mean (The Huffington Post)
Off with the old (MedEsthetics)
How to set business goals (FOX Small Business Center)
8 diet and exercise mistakes that age you (MSN)

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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION

ULTRASONIC CAVITATION
CE Activity approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations

COA# REJUCRF01. Exp. 3/13/2017.
This educational activity has been approved for 3.0 CEs.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Understand the process and have knowledge to work with the device.
  2. Evaluate the application of treatment.
  3. Define the benefits of treatment.
  4. Understand scope of practice.
Click here to download article and test.

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POLITICAL ADVOCACY


Microdermabrasion Position
NCEA
Did you know? NCEA's position that ...
  1. Microdermabrasion devices should be used by estheticians.
  2. In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA.
  3. If estheticians wish to use microdermabrasion devices they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

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