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Insight into acids
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
While chemical peels have been used for esthetic purposes since the late 1800s, they have gained widespread popularity in recent decades. For many skin care professionals today, chemical peels are a top choice for achieving optimal skin health for their clients over the long term.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Which states care most about these common beauty problems?
RealSelf
Every day, millions of Americans wake up and look in the mirror. What do they see? Their Google habits give us a clue. RealSelf identified the beauty questions most commonly asked by the millions of men and women who come to RealSelf looking for solutions. Then we uncovered where those questions are most often searched in the U.S., according to Google Trends. Here are the top findings.
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Surprising results cast new light on the free radical theory of aging
Medical News Today
When scientists in the Campisi lab at the Buck Institute bred mice that produced excess free radicals that damaged the mitochondria in their skin, they expected to see accelerated aging across the mouse lifespan — additional proof of the free radical theory of aging. Instead, they saw a surprising benefit in young animals: accelerated wound healing due to increased epidermal differentiation and re-epithelialization.
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5 affordable wellness retreats around the world
EcoSalon
The summer season brings with it an air of calm, as if the real world is lightly on pause. But before fall comes rolling around, dragging you into the trenches of winter, gift your body, mind and soul with a retreat — a more marked break from the real world with these wellness retreats that are affordable and luxurious.
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QUOTABLE


"I was very impressed with the NCEA Certification program. It challenged me to increase my knowledge about esthetics and I am grateful. I am a better esthetician because of the NCEA! NCEA is a wonderful association to be a part of. I encourage every esthetician to be NCEA Certified."

— Nikki Credic-Barrett, Mount Ranier, Maryland



BUSINESS BRIEFS


5 keys to running a successful business
FOX Small Business Center
There are a handful of principles that work in virtually every situation when you're trying to establish and grow a business. They work if you're trying to build an email list or close a sale. If you ignore them, you are almost certain to fail. If you do them halfway, you will soon be standing there watching your business as it is eclipsed by someone who is following all the principles, all the time.
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Overcome business challenges with these community tips
Small Business Trends
The challenges that you will face over the course of running a business will be plentiful and unpredictable. But learning to adapt and taking tips from experienced entrepreneurs can help you make it through those challenges unscathed.
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MARKETING 101


9 most reliable online marketing resources for small businesses
Business 2 Community
Are you a small-business owner and wondering what resources that can help you get to the next level? Well, it is pretty understandable that funding your small business may prove to be a challenge. A lot of finances may be required and you may not be able to raise the amount comfortably. However, this does not mean that you cannot rise in your small business. There are a handful of free online resources that can go a long way in boosting your small business and making it transit to the next level.
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Personalized messaging vs. personalized marketing
By Peter Moloney
How many marketing technology vendors say they help you personalize your messaging to your customers? Maybe all of them? The problem is, most of them do not personalize marketing. The first gotcha is the analytics. Personalized messages and offers can work like magic to lift returns, but only if they truly interest the customer. Otherwise, it's just more noise. So the analytics to determine what to say or what to offer each customer has got to be accurately "predictive."
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SPA CLINICALS
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Incidence, features of systemic reactions to skin prick tests
American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology via PubMed
Skin prick testing has been regarded as a safe procedure with few systemic reactions. The objective is to evaluate the rate of systemic reactions and their associations after SPT in the largest population to date.

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In sickness and health
Spa Opportunities
Conceived by fashion designer Donna Karen, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program merges medical and complementary therapies and trains professionals in its own effective style of sickness and preventative care.

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Is your spa safe?
Trinidad Express
The explosion of spas reflects the corresponding growth of spas on a worldwide basis. Now, not all spas are the same, some are beauty salons, some are nail shops, some are massage parlors, some offer general aesthetics, while others, such as medical spas, offer more invasive services.

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TEACHING TIPS


4 assessment strategies for the flipped learning environment
Faculty Focus
Flipped learning environments offer unique opportunities for student learning, as well as some unique challenges. By moving direct instruction from the class group space to the individual students' learning spaces, time and space are freed up for the class as a learning community to explore the most difficult concepts of the course. Likewise, because students are individually responsible for learning the basics of new material, they gain regular experience with employing self-regulated learning strategies they would not have in an unflipped environment.
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Content learners vs. test preppers: Which type is best?
By Catherine Iste
Professional certifications are like degrees: one more easy way to eliminate job candidates when there are a lot of them. And it seems there are two types of people when it comes to certifications: those who work hard and pass the certifying exam via experience, education and studying, and those who simply figure out how to take the test. If both types — content learners and test preppers — pass the examination, do you care which works for you?
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — Aug. 24

Face & Body
Northern California Spa Conference & Expo
San Jose, California


NCEA Certified Prep Class
Monday, Aug. 24
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room TBD



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

Includes: Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)

*Membership status must be current on day of event.

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NETT Teacher Training Long Beach — Sept. 19 — Registration Now Open

Pre-Congress
National Esthetic Teacher Training
Saturday, September 19
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Room 203A Long Beach Convention Center


Early bird rate: NCEA members $99; nonmembers $129. Cost increases after Aug. 28.

Click here to for further details about member status and to register.

Upcoming training:
  • Philadelphia Convention Center - Oct. 24

  • To receive registration information, text "NCEA" to 22828.

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    POLITICAL ADVOCACY


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

    Rationale: Due to the advances in technique, product and equipment, the NCEA recognizes the importance of protecting consumers and estheticians. Skin Care Curriculum requirements should be adopted from the NCEA's 600 and 1200 Esthetician Job Task Analysis.

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