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Join the NCEA for its Orlando prep class June 1-3
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A prep class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. It's an excellent way to "brush-up" on skills and develop a nurturing mentor relationship with your instructor. It also provides more interaction than if you've only used the self-study method.

The discounted prep class fee of $125 has even been extended up until June 1. To register, please call 800-335-7469.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Esthetic professionals get NCEA certified
Northwest Stylist
In many professions where there is licensure the individual not only gets a state license, but they also take a national exam and receive national certification. Why? It enhances their earning potential, it shows they are committed to their career and profession, and it demonstrates that they have met a higher set of standards. As estheticians we don't want to be considered trades people. We want to be viewed and respected as professionals.

In many states we are not required to take continuing education and the level of basic training is minimal. That is not a typical trait of a professional industry. If we really want to achieve status as being accepted as a professional we need to be proactive and take responsibility for our future.

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Fashion and beauty veteran goes beyond makeup to offer skin care
Examiner.com
One New York City fashion and beauty expert wasn't content to just offer makeup and style advice. Dexter Phillip, also known as DEX, took his passion for the industry one step further, becoming an esthetician. In response to years of experience working with a range of clients, from models to moms, he saw a need beyond makeup to treat the skin's condition before makeup application.
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How Ellen Clark built a multimillion-dollar skin care empire
The Next Women
Specializing in chemical peeling, anti-aging treatments and custom-formulated skin care products, Ellen Clark started a regional skincare distribution company while continuing to maintain solid traffic in her two clinics. We spoke to Clark about her collaborative leadership style, the lessons she's learned the hard way and her tips for growing a million-dollar business.
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How to know when acupuncture is working
The Huffington Post
If you want lasting results from acupuncture, especially for a chronic condition, you must commit to the process. This approach to healing is unfamiliar for Westerners, who are accustomed to instant gratification in most aspects of life, including health care. Being forced to adopt a long-term, cumulative perspective can be confusing and frustrating. Here are six signs that your acupuncture treatments are working.
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Yoga and meditation may induce instant changes to genetics
Geekosystem
Researchers may have a new clue as to what's behind the feelings of well-being that come with activities like yoga or guided meditation. A new study shows that these forms of practiced relaxation have the potential to change which genes a person is expressing almost instantaneously.
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QUOTABLE


NCEA certification helps raise standards of this ever-changing and exciting profession. Proud to be NCEA certified and among the most qualified in the field.

— Shari Primm Melillo, Smithville, Va.



BUSINESS BRIEFS


4 ways to calculate client value and grow your business
Spas2b
Not all clients hold the same potential value when it comes to your business. So it's important to consider why you might be handling a client you only see twice a year, the same way you are handling a client that comes in every week. Developing service standards based on existing and potential client value is a logical thing to do, if you want to do more of what is working, and less of what isn't.
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How to incentivize your staff without breaking the bank
Skin Inc.
Employees don't necessarily need more money to feel excited and engaged at work. They often desire recognition from their leaders and among their peers, they want to know that their contributions matter in their workplace, and they like to have potential for growth at work. The following examples have been proven to incentivize workplace productivity without a dramatic hit to the ledger books.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Would you hire you? The importance of a professional appearance in esthetics (Esthetics Plus)

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MARKETING 101


Let social media do good work for you
By Cindy Woudenberg
The amount of people using social media is on the rise, and it's going to continue to climb. It's essential to engage with these communities when building and maintaining connections for your business online. To optimize usage of the available current technology, here are some key items to consider when boosting how your online presence works.
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50 women who are changing the world
Business Insider
Women are having a bigger impact on our world than ever. To recognize these and other impressive women, we asked readers for nominations and asked our reporters and editors to vote on the women who did the most in the past year to change the world.
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TEACHING TIPS


For storytelling projects, cool new multimedia tools
MindShift
Writing will always be important, but weaving text, images, sound and presentation together can give students more and different ways to express themselves. Easy-to-use online tools allow students the opportunity to create multimedia projects that demonstrate knowledge and develop useful skills. Check out these new three tools on the scene.
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Can computers really grade essay tests?
The Washington Post
Can computers really grade essay tests? The National Council of Teachers of English say "no," even if there is new software that says "yes." New software described in this New York Times story allows teachers to leave essay grading to the computer.
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SPA CLINICALS
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Fibromyalgia syndrome and spa therapy: myth or reality?
University of Siena via PubMed
The objective of this review is to summarize the currently available information on clinical effects and mechanism of action of spa therapy in FS. We also provide some suggestions for further development in this area.

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Nipple tattooing sweeps UK as women strive for 'perfect boobs'
The Telegraph
British glamazons have taken grooming one step further by darkening and defining their nipples — with tattoos. This new trend of semi-permanent nipple tattooing has swept Liverpool by storm and has already reached Essex.

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Washington state passes new licensing law for estheticians
Skin Inc.
A bit of context for the need for law change in Washington state. Estheticians are increasingly being hired by doctors, medical spas and clinics. They cost less than nurses and ARNPs, and their subject expertise is skin.

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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


Preparing yourself to teach advanced classes
Presented by Judy Culp
The field of esthetics is changing rapidly and constant updates are required. Schools offering training beyond the basic scope of practice are presented with teaching advanced modalities like exfoliation, microdermabrasion, facial toning, medi-spa technology, laser or IPL light therapy, alternative therapies and the list goes on. One of the most intimidating parts of being the instructor is presenting new material, be it expanded science, technology or diversity of philosophy. This class will attempt to help you prepare for this challenge with confidence.

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

  • Identify the key components of the text topic
  • Evaluate teaching method options
  • Discuss & review key components with students
  • Develop methodology to evaluate learning

    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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    POLITICAL ADVOCACY


    Apprenticeship position
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    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.

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

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