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The space is dark. The lights are dark, the wood flooring is dark, and the leather chairs are dark. Keep walking and you'll find a bar serving complimentary wine. Jazz is playing. Scattered around are succulents and candles, neutral in both scent and appearance. In the next room is a desk where a man with headphones is receiving a manicure, and a row of plush chairs with sinks at the foot of each. Because this isn't your garden-variety man cave. It's a spa — for men.
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Sure, you can buy Korean beauty products online. But then you'd miss out on Seoul's stellar spa scene.
"When it comes to beauty, what Americans consider luxury, Koreans consider maintenance," says Los Angeles–based Christina Han, former editorial director of the high-end beauty site Violet Grey and founder of the consulting firm Type Navy. "In Seoul, facials are part of the daily routine."
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The Preidlhof hotel and spa has unveiled a new relaxation treatment, with the offering relying on technology and scientific theory.
Guests using the deep sea relaxation room are sealed within the airtight chamber and are then engulfed in light, sound and vibration as more than 12,500 LED lights dance across the room.
Since its debut over a decade ago, the vajacial has been a source of both confusion and curiosity. A facial for your vulva, the vajacial treatment is meant to get rid of ingrown hairs along the bikini line and vulva as well as soothe irritated skin. Here, the six things you should know before getting a vajacial.
"The NCEA training manual is well written and the test was challenging. I would highly recommend becoming NCEA Certified to any skin care professional. The program is worth the investment. It is important for our industry that we have nationwide standards and practices and I am proud to be a part of NCEA working toward that goal."
— Nicole Elizabeth Esch, Naples, Florida
Growing pains can be both exciting and challenging. It’s a thrill to see tangible proof that your business is succeeding. At the same time, finances, resources and people get stretched. Business owners committed to being profitable seek out experts to help them get the right balance between increasing revenue, investing in expansion and paying bonuses. Getting professional advice on matters related to team development is equally as important.
It can be a costly mistake not to consider the culture and team that will grow your business.
Delivering great customer experiences doesn't just happen within one department of your organization. It happens when everyone from the CEO to product development, the sales team and customer service reps understands their purpose in the business. More importantly, they understand how that purpose benefits customers. It happens when customer experience is recognized as the most important component of business success.
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Artificial intelligence has already begun influencing our online lives. Marketing trends are using AI to take the place of sales representatives with the installation of chatbots into the messaging world, but there are even more ways AI will affect internet behavior now and in the future. Take a look at some of the increasingly common AI marketing strategies.
Yesterday we highlighted an infographic by Izea that mapped out how to target your Twitter ads, and today the influencer marketing platform offers a similar guide for targeting Facebook and Instagram ads.
The infographic starts off with a few statistics that show just how powerful ad targeting on the social media platforms can be.
Arch Dermatol Res via PubMed
The study objectives were to demonstrate that glycerol, when topically applied from a roll-on antiperspirant formulation, can be delivered directly to human skin ex vivo and the axillary stratum corneum in vivo, and to assess whether it improves the quality of the axillary skin barrier.
By Catherine Iste
Most of us consider public speaking and attending meetings as two of our least favorite things. Yet as leaders, we regularly run meetings, speak at conferences, give feedback and attend networking events. With all this practice, why aren't we better at conveying information? Maybe we are focusing on the wrong things. Instead of just considering best practices to guide what we do, let's look at a few tips on how not to give a presentation.
Education Week (free registration)
In a high school classroom, about 20 teachers were asked to ponder: How are they a problem for others? How can they help things go right? And how can they be more helpful to others?
The teachers, who are either in their first year teaching or are new to Prince George's County public schools in Maryland, were learning about developing an "outward mindset," a concept coined by the Arbinger Institute, a consulting firm that works to change the culture of corporations, nonprofits, government, public safety, and other organizations.
Meet your Illinois Trainer: Terri Wojak
October 30 – Prep Class with Same-Day Testing
To earn the National Certification, you can complete the Candidate Application at home, and then attend this Prep Class with same-day testing (while the information is fresh-in-your-head.) You may attend this class, only if your application is complete. The $175 Records Verification Fee and the $375 Certification Exam Fee are included.
Terri Wojak, LE, NCEA Certified
Education Directors, Business Development at True U Education
Terri is a highly sought after professional with over 20 years of experience in the aesthetic industry. Along with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Steven H. Dayan, M.D. FACS, Wojak developed True U Education, a corporation focused on providing advanced education for professionals in the aesthetic industry. She is a respected authority on skin care in a medical setting, education, and business development on multiple levels. She has published two books, No. 1 Amazon best seller in skin care "Aesthetics Exposed: Mastering Skin Care in a Medical Setting & Beyond" in May 2014 and "Mastering Medical Esthetics" debuted in 2009. Terri has trained more than 7,000 estheticians and medical professionals on the importance of incorporating skin care into cosmetic medicine, ultimately helping patients and medical providers alike.
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**Register for any of the prep classes below by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
San Diego — Sept. 19 and Oct. 24
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — Oct. 25
For further information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or email@example.com to Anita Barton-Lumpkin.
Woodland Hills — Oct. 21
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
Denver/Bloomfield — Sept. 15
For more information contact Trainer Tina Silver at 303-808-4428.
Boca Raton — Oct. 27
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training. Trainer
Adriana Wroth at 954-973-5799.
Chicago — Oct. 30
For more information contact True U Education. Trainer
Terri Wojak at 312-440-9740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — Sept. 18 and Oct. 23
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
East Texas/Macungie — Sept. 24 and Oct. 15
For more information contact Irene Koufalies.
Charlotte/Salisbury/Raleigh — Oct. 16
For more information contact Trainer Karolinska Vega at 787-880-0173.
Charleston — Oct. 23
Greenville — Oct. 9
For more information on either class, contact Trainer Alexandra Zani at 864-640-1516.
Dallas/Ft. Worth —
For more information contact Trainer Kathy Terry at 940-631-4218.
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
For more information, contact Trainer Anita Barton-Lumpkin at 888-558-5571, or email@example.com.
Call for ongoing class additions
Go to Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology. Phone: 509-979-7579
**Register for any of the prep classes above by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
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