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What's the 2nd step?
NCEA
The Candidate Application and other supporting documents are submitted for Records Verification. Once your records are verified you are then provided with the Authorization-to-Test email.

The path to becoming NCEA Certified begins with knowing if you meet the candidate requirements. Complete the application with supporting documents, and submit for verification. Prepare for and take the Certification Exam. This entire program can be completed in as little as 6-8 weeks.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Register for NETT Conference, Oct. 26
Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia

NCEA
Registration is open.
NCEA member cost: $125
Nonmember cost: $149

Meet the Faculty and Registration Information

Includes FREE Records Verification $175 (Any NCEA Certification Candidates can take advantage of the FREE Records Verification and SAVE $175 — Email nceaorg@aol.com to reserve your opportunity.

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 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa

    For complete information on the Philidelphia conference, check out the official website here.

    Register for hotels by clicking here.
    (Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance and Hyatt Regency)



  • Anti-aging now a big concern for Generation Y
    CosmeticsDesign.com USA
    Women in the U.S. aged 25-34 are beginning to pay more attention to the signs of aging and are actively seeking out products to combat these.
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    Placenta facials the latest craze
    The New Zealand Herald
    Eating the placenta after giving birth is not a new phenomenon, but using the organ for a facial is one of the latest beauty trends in Hollywood.
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    Real men do go to the spa
    IOL
    There's a new kind of man in society. He takes good care of his skin, his hair and his nails. He goes for regular facials, massages and pedicures. He takes care of his grooming. And yet he is still a man's man. The game has changed and women want more from their men.
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    QUOTABLE


    I am proud to say I am a NCEA Certified Esthetician & NCEA member. To become a NCEA certified esthetician and member would be something I highly recommended to all licensed estheticians who want to raise the standards in this field. It is an easy process as long as you do your studies and all the effort is well worth building a strong coalition of like minded professionals is very much needed and in the long run it will help all of us as a whole. To become certified helps to set the professions bar higher for yourself and others as a skin care professional.

    — Amy Ouellette, San Jose, Calif.



    BUSINESS BRIEFS


    Most self-employed in the dark on health exchanges
    MarketWatch
    Just before the Obamacare health exchanges go online, more than half of those who work for themselves aren't sure whether they'll use them to purchase medical coverage, according to a survey from the National Association of the Self-Employed. The group says 54 percent of 476 self-employed individuals surveyed have yet to decide whether they will use the exchanges, while 64 percent have yet to visit the government's clearinghouse for finding online coverage, the website www.HealthCare.gov.
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    Implementing innovation: Segment your noncustomers
    Harvard Business Review
    Some of the most successful and disruptive innovations stem from a company's ability to tap into demand from noncustomers in its market category. The challenge, of course, is to identify why these people aren't customers already. Once you know why potential customers aren't buying your product, you can develop innovations to make your product more appealing to them.
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    TRENDING ARTICLES
    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Chemical Exfoliation Procedures (NCEA)
    What's the 1st Step (NCEA)
    Sunless tanning stats show women seeking a faux glow (Skin Inc.)
    How to stop being a micromanager (Intuit Small Business Blog)
    Why partnering with your competition could be your key to success (Entrepreneur)

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    MARKETING 101


    Where your lost clients went and how to get them back
    Skin Inc.
    If your skin care facility is consistently losing clients each year, it could be attributed to the way your clients perceive your business' quality of customer service. The 2011 Customer Experience Impact Report found that 89 percent of clients began doing business with a competitor following a negative customer service experience.
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    Facebook for small businesses: What to post
    Social Media Today
    One of the most common worries many small businesses have after creating a Facebook page is: "But I'm not sure what to post!" They worry they will annoy people, clog up their newsfeeds, come across too pushy or drive people away. The good news is there are plenty of ways you can post on your small business's Facebook page to add value to your likers' Facebook experience, to build goodwill toward your business and to keep your audience engaged. It all depends on what type of business you have.
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    SPA CLINICALS
    TRENDING ARTICLE
    MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
    Confirmation of in vitro and clinical safety assessment of behentrimonium chloride-containing leave-on body lotions using post-marketing adverse event data.
    Toxicology in Vitro via PubMed
    Behentrimonium chloride is a straight-chain alkyltrimonium chloride compound commonly used as an antistatic, hair conditioning, emulsifier or preservative agent in personal care products.

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    4 types of low-cost content small businesses should create
    Search Engine Watch
    Small businesses face a big challenge: they must balance the need to market themselves with small marketing budgets. It's crucial that they get the word out about their products and services but they often have limited resources.

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    Mechanical exfoliation vs. microneedling
    Skin Inc.
    There are a variety of treatments, devices and products available to cosmetic providers for skin rejuvenation. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decipher which will prove effective and which may just be the latest gimmick.

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    TEACHING TIPS


    Why tough teachers get good results
    The Wall Street Journal
    American journalist and editor Joanne Lipman writes: "I had a teacher once who called his students 'idiots' when they screwed up. He was our orchestra conductor, a fierce Ukrainian immigrant named Jerry Kupchynsky, and when someone played out of tune, he would stop the entire group to yell, 'Who eez deaf in first violins!?' He made us rehearse until our fingers almost bled. He corrected our wayward hands and arms by poking at us with a pencil. Today, he'd be fired. But when he died a few years ago, he was celebrated."
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    Learning by teaching
    INQUIRER.net
    Contributing writer Dennis Solis writes: "Conchita Razon, mother of singer Martin Nievera, once said that every life has a defining moment. For some people, it is a triumphant event. For others, an inevitable predicament. As for me, the turning point was when I became a classroom teacher. Who would have thought someone who dreamed of becoming a print or television journalist would end up as one of the so-called 'unsung heroes?' The decision to become a classroom teacher changed me tremendously."
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    COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


    Treating Acne in Skin of Color
    NCEA
    To provide the skin care professional with a review of Treating Acne in Skin of Color. This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CE — COA#PCIA0609.

    After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:

  • Describe the treatment modalities used to treat ethnic skin.
  • Outline and understand the treatment options for acne and PIH.

    To download article and test, click here.


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    POLITICAL ADVOCACY


    Find your state regulatory board
    NCEA
    Bookmark your State Regulatory Board's website in your browser and check it monthly for:
    • Board meeting dates and try to attend.
    • Meet your State Regulatory Board members.
    • Board minutes — if you didn't attend meeting.
    • Review any press releases — if available.
    • Bi-annually: Download and review Rules & Regulations.
    • *Check for revisions, dates: Download and review statutes.
    Click "read more" for a listing of state regulatory boards.

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