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NCEA Certified: What does it mean?
NCEA Certified is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.
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Skin care's multifaceted evolution
With sales of nearly $100 billion in 2012, equating to one-fifth of global beauty and personal care value, skin care's dominance remains unbreakable. But the category's prevalent trends currently play on opposite sides of the spectrum. On the one hand, an increasing focus on status and individuality is driving a greater need for products, services and experiences tailored to the individual. On the other, a one-size-fits-all approach has triggered demand for more convenient and quick-fix solutions. How are these conflicting trends affecting the market and how will the future shape up for skin care?
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Healthy lifestyle may reduce risk of aggressive cancer tumors
According to a new study, living a healthy lifestyle could help lower cancer patients' risk of developing aggressive tumors. The results of the study found that following four or more of the World Cancer Research Fund's lifestyle recommendations was associated with a decreased risk of developing aggressive tumors among men with prostate cancer. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles' Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer.
Principles of green spas
By Beatrice Vallant
Sustainability — embracing social, economic and ecological aspects — is the core purpose of a green spa. Even though green spas can be categorized as a young phenomenon, many organizations and experts try to create principles for operating a sustainable and green spa. This article gives an overview of what needs to be considered when doing so.
Industry Pulse: Does your spa operate as a green spa?
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NETT Conference — Sept. 28
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
NCEA member cost: $125
Non-member cost: $149
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NETT Conference — Oct. 26
Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Who should attend?
If you are an educator working for a manufacturer/distributor, a teacher at a school, or wanting to improve your on-site staff training by understanding learning styles, then this event is for you!
Why should you attend?
NETT will give you the edge, recharge your skills and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
5 CEs Approved by the Commission on Accreditation.
CE Certificate and Digital Course Materials
Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175.00 Value)
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Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
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Being a licensed esthetician and educator, I have always been an advocate for continuing education. As a member of NCEA, becoming NCEA Certified was a natural extension. It has helped my career and private practice tremendously. I am proud to be a NCEA Certified Professional.
— Denise Gaston, San Leandro, Calif.
Best activities to outsource in your small business
The Huffington Post
Rather than wear every hat — every single day — small-business owners need to think about regular activities that can be outsourced or subcontracted out. When you can get assistance with tasks you are probably not skilled at anyway, you will have more time for higher level activities like business development and project management. Here are some of the best activities to outsource in your small business.
3 startup lessons from an NFL coach
Matt Ehrlichman writes, "With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I'm reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that — a hero. Since he took the reins in Seattle in 2010, Pete's taken a below-average team and turned out a Superbowl contender. His leadership style can be applied to a startup and to leading a company."
The 5 worst pieces of advice for small-business owners
When you're starting a business, there's no shortage of people eager to hand out advice. It seems that everyone, even someone you've just met, has an opinion on how you should be developing your product, running your marketing, handling your finances and much more. Here are the top five bits of advice that you could do without.
Why social media is so addictive — and why marketers should care
Business 2 Community
Has the hype about social media turning us all into narcissists, egomaniacs and Internet drug-addicts run its course? A quick search on Google and you'll find hundreds of articles warning us of the "drug" that is social media. It’s hard to argue against the idea that many people are addicted to social media. It's also tempting to suggest that it's turning us into narcissists and egomaniacs. So what does drive social media use and why should marketers care?
How to use memes in your social media marketing campaign
Search Engine Journal
From cat videos and singing babies to political satire, memes are one way that we share big cultural ideas. Memes are interesting from a marketing perspective because they tend to go viral: they resonate and gain momentum and exposure. Whether you create the meme or just spoof it while it’s hot, memes offer interesting room to for marketers to get creative. While they are mainly for fun and entertainment, there is a lot of marketing potential behind memes. Here are some ways you can use memes to your advantage and integrate them into your marketing campaigns.
5 small-business social media mistakes
Small Business Trends
Small businesses can use social media to boost sales and gain attention from potential customers. Unfortunately, a lot of small businesses make mistakes when trying to harness the power of social media. Some of those are rookie mistakes that are easy to avoid, if you just are conscious of them and work to handle them differently. Here are five of the biggest small-business social media mistakes to avoid.
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Opinions and perceptions on acne: A community-based questionnaire study in Thai students
Research was conducted to evaluate the opinions and perceptions on acne, and the effect of acne on the quality of life in Thai teenagers. Five hundred ninety seven students of five high schools in Bangkok were administered a self-reported questionnaire about acne. Of these, 537 students were further examined by dermatologists to grade acne severity. Data showed that some of the Thai adolescents still had misconceptions about the disease.
Snail facials? Slimy skin care craze hits UK
International Business Times
First it was the fish pedicure. Now a new bizarre skincare craze has hit the U.K. A spa in Corby is offering its clients snail facials, which are said to help remove old skin cells and rejuvenate the complexion. The treatment involves placing the molluscs on the face for 20 minutes. The slime left behind contains highly beneficial proteins, anti-oxidants and anti-bacteria that is said to give the skin an amazing instant glow.
6 common skin care ingredients to avoid
The Fashion Spot
Did you know that your skin absorbs up to 60 percent of whatever you put on it? And the Environmental Protection Agency lists many ingredients found in skincare products as toxic? Though the names can be hard to pronounce, it's worth it to become familiar with some of these unwanted skincare additives that have been tested to be precursors to cancer, infertility, birth defects and skin allergies. Jot down these skin care no-no ingredients to make sure you're keep your body healthy and happy.
The teachers' top 20: Tips for easing teacher tension
Sikeston Standard Democrat
Whether you are a first-year teacher or a seasoned vet, chances are you get a little stressed and, dare I say, overwhelmed at times. Don't feel guilty, embarrassed or ashamed to admit it. It happens to each and every one of us. The trick is in knowing how to combat the stress and keep that overwhelmed feeling at bay. Here is a little advice to ease the tension of teaching.
Educational bloggers chime in with their favorite back-to-school apps
It's the start of a new school year, which means you've probably got a stack of new books on your desk, a drawer full of new pencils and an iPad that desperately needs some new apps. TUAW consulted with students, teachers and some of the top tech and educational bloggers to generate this list of the top apps for back to school.
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Webinar: 5 Things You Need to Know before Bringing Lasers into Your School
This comprehensive discussion will overview the federal and state regulations that a school needs to be aware of in order to teach laser and 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.
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Esthetician job task: 600 hours
It is NCEA's position that an esthetician upon completion of a 600-hour program should be able to perform and/or know the following job tasks:
Disinfection and Infection Control
Human Physiology and Anatomy
Skin Diseases and Disorders
Hair and its Growth Cycle
Factors that Affect the Skin
Skin Analysis and Procedures related to Consultation, Documentation and Treatment
Towel Steaming Procedures
Safe and Proper Methods of Extractions
Massage Movements and their Effects
Contraindications for Massage
Electricity and Use of Electrical Equipment
Methods of Hair Removal
Color Theory and Makeup Application
Scope of Practice/Regulatory Rules
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