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A new crop of skin-care products promising to give the skin a glimmer — thanks to real flecks of glitter — have recently popped up, and honestly, I'm a little disconcerted. The new launches, face masks made for hydrating and firming skin, are infused with hefty chunks of the shimmery, light-reflecting particles made famous in elementary school art class — but for what reason? Sure, they're neat and marketable as hell (/#Instabait). But, the real question is: Are they practical? In the words of American Idol judge Randy Jackson, "It's going to be a no from me, dawg."
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Starting at 25, most women start thinking about anti-aging. This is the age when beauty campaigns start targeting this journey (let's face it, for most of us it's a journey that lasts most of our lives). But is this a one-lane journey? Does one approach really work or do beauty companies basically sell us hope in a jar? According to Forbes Magazine, the beauty industry is currently amassing more than $445 billion a year, so millions are spending money on the latest, trendy "miracle" creams, gels and masks. However, there's also a movement focused on a more holistic approach.
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With the final days of summer coming to an end, it's time to gear up for the new fall season — and that means fresh cuts, rejuvenating facials and polished manicures. Repair dry and damaged summer locks and maintain your summer glow with these W editor-approved New York salons to transition into your fall beauty look with ease. From nourishing facials in SoHo to minimally chic manicures in midtown to fresh blowouts on the Upper East Side, get your fall beauty routine ready just in time for the new season.
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Ketosis is a metabolic state in which most of the body's energy supply comes from ketones (sometimes known as "fractured fats") found in blood plasma. This is very different to the state of glycolysis in which plasma glucose (carbohydrates) provides most of the body's energy needs.
Despite rumblings around the internet, ketosis is absolutely a natural state for the body to be in, when it is almost completely fueled by ketones. Without a doubt, ketosis is a normal metabolic state during fasting or when a person is on a very strict low-carbohydrate diet, which is known also as a "ketogenic diet."
"NCEA is the start of something amazing! I am proud to be a certified professional and I look forward to welcoming more professionals. Thank you NCEA for working so hard in the field of esthetics!"
— Jo Ann Fenstermacher, Dunedin, Florida
Your leadership style affects employee morale, productivity and retention, and it’s important to be firm while being fair as a leader. Taking on a leadership role is a balancing act that becomes more refined as your experience grows. Not every employee or company is the same, and what is expected by one employer differs from another, including the work environment.
For beauty professionals, collecting fees from no-shows can be harder than giving a perm to someone with a combover. For September's Disbursements Tracker, in collaboration with Ingo Money, PYMNTS speaks with Dan Chandre, SVP of Integrated Payments for Booker, about how the company's services can help beauticians and barbers collect their dues when a customer bails. Plus, news from around the space, a remote deposit tech Data Dive and 10 new additions to the provider directory, inside the Tracker.
Leveraging video marketing is a powerful strategy to promote, brand and grow your business online. More consumers are interacting with videos today than ever before and, in 2017, it’s vital to boost and ramp up your video marketing to connect with your audience.
Videos have a compelling way of fostering engagement, yielding results like click-throughs, shares, lead generation and sales.
Chatbots have evolved significantly in recent times, thanks to the artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing that powers them. They're now extremely sophisticated and versatile tools that can help you automate a number of your business processes.
Aside from being awesome for helping with customer care queries, AI-powered chatbots can be part of your marketing initiatives and help push your customers seamlessly through your sales funnel.
Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging via PubMed
Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (SPD) shares symptomology with other obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Few studies, however, have examined the neurological profile of patients with SPD. This study examined differences in cortical thickness and basal ganglia structural volumes between 20 individuals with SPD and 16 healthy controls using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Teaching is impossibly complex.
Unless you were coldly calculated and level-headed as, there is no way to be the teacher so many begin their career striving to be. You will simply never be able to fulfill everything that each learner needs, no matter how hard you work, how much you read, and how persistently you collaborate.
That's not meant to be discouraging, but empowering. Start with what's important, what is in your reach, and what you can do, and begin your Sisyphean push from there.
Here are five simple ideas that can transform your teaching. The post is intentionally brief, meant only to get you thinking and perhaps start a conversation in your PLN.
If you've had the pleasure of reading bedtime books to young children, you've observed one of the reasons why narratives are so compelling. During their childhood, my daughters wanted to hear the same book, Goodnight Moon, over and over: Even after dozens of readings, they continued to excitedly predict what would be on the next page and to take great pleasure in being right.
That childhood desire of children — wanting to hear books read aloud and repeatedly requesting those few they know well enough to predict — encompasses powerful brain drives that become memory enhancers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to Anita Barton-Lumpkin.
Woodland Hills — Oct. 21
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
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 email@example.com.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063