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NCEA's executive director receives Life Achievement Award
NCEA
On Oct. 27 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Susanne S. Warfield was awarded the Legendary Crystal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Esthetic Industry by Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa. Warfield joins the most distinguished and best in the skin care industry. "Winning a life achievement award allows you to poke fun at your life, and honor those who came before you," Warfield said.
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Licensed etheticians needed as volunteers
COMTA
COMTA is seeking nominations for the esthetics practitioner position on the Commission. Must be currently licensed and regularly working with clients. This is a volunteer position with responsibilities for helping oversee quality of education in both massage and esthetics.
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WHAT'S THE LATEST?


Estheticians and the medical practice
Medesthetics
Doctor and estheticians are natural allies in the field of cosmetic medicine but including estheticians in a medical setting requires thought and training.
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AAD identifies 5 unnecessary skin care treatments
Cosmetics Design USA
The American Academy of Dermatology has identified five recommendations about treatments, tests and procedures related to skin health and care that consumers may not need.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Certification overview (NCEA)

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QUOTABLE


I am proud to be the 1st National Certified Esthetician in Arkansas. I would recommend this to my fellow SPSSCS members as another must have achievement for continued professional education, to set the standards above others, to be mandatory in all states.

— Cynthia Steele, Little Rock, Ark.



BUSINESS BRIEFS


Grow your small business the right way
CNN Money
For entrepreneurs, the goal isn't merely to expand — it's to seek out new business that's truly worth your time.
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20 best applications for small business
Social Media Today
In today's ever-evolving technological world, more and more small-business owners are adopting the exceptional management tools and applications to run their business from their fingertips. If you are starting up your business, it's no surprise that choosing from thousands of apps can be an overwhelming task. But the MDX team have designed a comprehensive infographic guide called "The best small business apps," in which they've put together 20 top tools including paperwork, sharing communication, security, software and other clever apps to help small business get started.
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MARKETING 101


Who cares about 'likes' anyway?
By Jeffrey Dobkin
The answer is no one. Do you have a big "like" button wasting space on your website? Do you send visitors unimportant requests to "like" you, instead of valuable requests such asking for referrals? I guess you see where this is heading. What's the value of a like? Not much, really. When likes started, they seemed to be such a great idea: Google and other data collection sites could measure your popularity. The more likes, the more popular. So what happened?
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Your 10 deadly marketing sins
Business 2 Community
You could say that marketing has evolved through three main phases. Marketing 1.0, which emerged from the Industrial Revolution, sold goods with product-centric promotions. It urged consumers to compare prices and quality. Then the information age spawned Marketing 2.0, which set out to satisfy consumers with goods and services that addressed their "functional and emotional" needs. Marketing 3.0 is based on engaging companies in a "many-to-many" relationship with consumers, featuring "functional, emotional and spiritual" connections with communities of constituents. Regardless if you are still on marketing 1.0 or inviting the way for marketing 4.0, the errors will still be the same. So what are the top marketing errors as defined by Philip Kotler, the father of modern marketing?
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SPA CLINICALS
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Oat and wheat as contact allergens in personal care products
University Hospitals Case Medical Center via PubMed
Oat and wheat are used as ingredients in various cosmetics and personal care products because of their moisturizing properties. Impaired barrier functions in atopic dermatitis may increase the risks of sensitization to oat and wheat proteins via skin. Immediate- and delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions to oat and wheat in personal care products have been reported in previous studies and most of those cases were patients with AD.

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Study: Twins show how smoking ages the face
HealthDay News via WebMD
A study comparing the faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear — the habit prematurely does age a person's skin, taking a serious toll on looks even after just five years.

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Do anti-aging spa treatments work?
Oye! Times
As our age changes some unavoidable changes in our body occurs and one of these is aging. Skin aging is a denial of cycle of life. Our skin starts aging at our mid 20's however the intrinsic aging is not visible for decades.

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TEACHING TIPS


10 ideas to help teachers beat stress
The Guardian
Amanda Bailey, associate principal of the Bright Futures Educational Trust, gives some top tips from education experts on how you can tackle stress and help colleagues under pressure.
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COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION


Webinar: Update on Acne
NCEA
~In memory of Dr. James Fulton, NCEA is offering this webinar free of charge.~

Acne remains a teenager's worse four-letter word. This presentation will debunk the acne myths and establish that acne is genetic. Initial treatment is topical and consists of benzoyl peroxide cleansers, alpha hydroxyl toners and vitamin A conditioning lotions. Boosters may include acne surgery, chemical peels, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin. New therapies such as LED lights and Fraxel® lasers will also be discussed. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the teacher will be able to:
  • Understand the pathogenesis of acne.
  • Apply treatment decisions based on the grade of acne.
  • Employ boosters as needed to continue the patient's progress.
  • Recognize appropriate light and laser therapies.

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POLITICAL ADVOCACY


Become an NCEA State Representative
NCEA
State Representatives are crucial to the mission of NCEA. Representatives must be willing to adhere to all of the following responsibilities, both financial and personal. A representative must commit to a two-year term and may serve for two consecutive terms. Although this is a demanding position, the contribution to the field of esthetics is invaluable.
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