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Submission deadline is Aug. 31 for Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education
In honor of Joel Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to announce the creation of the "Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education."
Applicants must be currently employed as an esthetics teacher and demonstrate excellence in providing esthetic education. All applications must be received no later than Aug. 31. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.
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Register for the NCEA Business Meeting and NETT Conference
NCEA Business Meeting Long Beach, CA
Renaissance Hotel Friday, Sept. 7
Followed by the
NETT Conference – Saturday, Sept. 8
International Congress of Esthetics & Spa Sunday & Monday
Long Beach Convention Center
Registration for NCEA Business Meeting* must be done through NCEA
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Registration for NETT Conference* must be done through ICES
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Registration for Long Beach Hotels (Renaissance, Courtyard or Holiday Inn)
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*Complimentary records verification of your NCEA Certified Candidate Application will be done on both Friday & Saturday when you are registered for either of these events.
Marilyn Monroe's star power shines brightly, 50 years after her death
The Associated Press via the Detroit Free-Press
In a development this fiercely ambitious actress surely would have appreciated, the 1950s bombshell has become a 21st-Century pop culture phenomenon. Authentic Brands Group CEO, Jamie Salter, says he aims to upgrade the Marilyn brand by moving away from cheap souvenirs and developing Marilyn-themed cosmetic lines, spas and salons, sportswear, swimwear, footwear, handbags and more.
New rules and regulations for sunscreen labels
Some of the changes that have gone into effect only impact sunscreen manufacturers. However, you and your clients will begin to see some of the changes on sunscreen packaging this summer. This article will give you the tools you need to educate your clients in order to help them understand the changes and make good decisions about the products they purchase.
Woman's hair turns to black fingernails, baffling her doctors
Shanyna Isom has consulted every possible specialist, including a doctor in the Netherlands, but she still as no idea what is wrong with her. The 28-year-old beautician and former University of Memphis law student has developed a condition so severe, fingernails grow from the hair follicles all over her body. "Black scabs were coming out of her skin," said her mother, Kathy Gary. "The nails would grow so long and come out and regrow themselves. They are hard to touch and stick you."
9 stunning, must-visit natural spas
For the super-addicted spa-goers, the only true way to experience a hot-water spa is in the great outdoors. Enter Mother Nature and her thermal springs, where dissolved minerals can do wonders for the health of your skin. Even macaques can't turn down a soak in some of these spas. We've compiled a gallery of the most irresistible natural spas on the planet that will have you pulling your credit card out and planning your next relaxing vacation.
Effect of spa spring water on cytokine expression in human keratinocyte HaCaT cells and on differentiation of CD4(+) T cells
Annals of Dermatology via PubMed
Skin acts as the first line of defense against any foreign materials outside of our body. In inflammatory skin disease, the pathogenesis is due to an immune reaction in the keratinocytes, immune cells and soluble mediators. Balneotherapy is widely used for the treatment of inflammatory skin disease, but the mechanisms are only partly understood by immune regulation. Balneotherapy in dermatologic disease can affect the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1α and tumor necrosis factor from keratinocytes, and possibly affect the T cell differentiation.
In this study, we evaluated the effect of spa spring water from Yong-gung oncheon on the cells, and investigated the skin immune reaction.
We investigated the immunomodulatory or anti-inflammatory effect of thermal spring water on the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the HaCaT cells under Toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation, as well as the effect on the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells under spring water.
The treatment of spa spring water from Yong-gung oncheon decreased the expression of proinflammatory cytokines under TLR stimulation to the HaCaT cells and antigen presenting cells. In addition, spa spring water attenuated the differentiation process of subsets of CD4(+) T cells, i.e., Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells. All these immune parameters can be used to evaluate the efficacy of spa spring water in Korea, in terms of the immune modulatory effect.
Spa spring water treatment suppressed the inflammatory cytokines production and also modulated the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells into Th1, Th2, and Th17 cells, but not the T(regs) cells.
Tax credits for your small business
Congress passed the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act, which extended some of the existing tax credits for small businesses. Here are some of the often-overlooked credits that may come in handy for reducing your tax liability.
Avoid these 6 recipes for business disaster
The Wall Street Journal
Why would anyone want to know the formula for failure? Because you may be blind to the fact you are already following it, at least in part. And if you know the ingredients to avoid, you'll save your business before it's too late. Avoid these and your odds of success will increase dramatically.
11 reasons a 23-year-old shouldn't run your social media
Just because you don't understand social media doesn't mean you should forfeit all common sense and hire your niece, nephew, or any other other recent college grad (say, your best friend's sister-in-law's kid) because "they're really good on Facebook." But you really shouldn't be entrusting your entire social-media efforts to a newly graduated intern. Here's why.
Infographic: The 10 commandments of using Pinterest for business
There's this popular new social network called Pinterest, a site that has more than 17 million users pinning visual content to virtual pinboards. You've given the site a look and want to start reaching the site's growing userbase by pinning images related to your business. From setting up your account properly to creating engaging visual content, here's a look at what you need to know to start using Pinterest for business.
| Political Advocacy Position|
Separation of skin care from the cosmetology scope of practice
It is NCEA's position that skin care should be independent from the cosmetology scope of practice and license.
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.
Furthermore, it is NCEA's position to raise the level of the Esthetician's Scope of Practice by increasing the licensing requirements to meet NCEA's 1200 Hours Esthetician Job Task Analysis. The current cosmetology license that allows licensees to practice skin care includes a maximum of 250 hours of actual skin care training and in some states, as low as 40 hours.
Currently there are over 25 states that are still allowing cosmetologists to perform all skin care services regardless of training/curriculum that lead to licensure.
Download complimentary powerpoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."
Redefining adult education
The Chicago Tribune
Many colleges and universities are taking what used to be called continuing education/adult education departments and redefining them to meet the needs of today's adult students looking for a degree. The term "professional studies" reflects the professional focus of the offerings, and also the idea that adult students don't need or want the traditional bachelor's programs geared toward 18-year-olds just starting out. They want a more focused degree, and they want it faster.
Maintaining your passion for the job
The Chronicle of Higher Education
George McClellan, IUPUI's vice chancellor for student affairs, often jokes with students that he doesn't have the most important job in the world. But he does have the best job because it allows him, directly and indirectly, to support students in pursuing their dreams. Many of his colleagues in student affairs share a similar passion for the profession. But there are times when that passion is seriously tested by the circumstances and conditions of our work.
| COA-Approved Continuing Education|
Raising continuing education standards for your students
Presented by Gayle Praechtl
This class will provide the teacher with step-by-step instructions on submitting a continuing education application for approval. Learn what you need to know to raise the bar, have better success with your applications, and make valuable contributions to our industry.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
• Apply the appropriate steps that are necessary to submit a CE class for approval
Choose educational objectives that reflect content effectively
• Recognize and know how to raise CE standards as a provider in the classroom
• Understand Commission on Accreditation’s (COA) standards to organize the information in an unbiased manner
To begin the webinar, click here.
Download the registration form right here.
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