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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class - Saturday, Feb. 28

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Pre-Congress - Miami Beach, Florida

Saturday, Feb. 28 • Room D 236
• Members - $125
• Nonmembers - $149


  • 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
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
April 25 - Dallas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia
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10 medical treatments you can get on cruise ships
You take a cruise to get away from it all. But while you're vacationing, why not focus on a better you? That's the theory behind the medical spa phenomenon on many big cruise ships.
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Spafinder Wellness spotlights key industry trends for 2015
Spa Opportunities
Spafinder Wellness 365 has published its 12th edition of the annual Top 10 Global Spa and Wellness Trends Forecast for 2015 — including medical spa prescriptions for cannabis, spas targeting jet-lagged travelers and an increase in Islamic wellness rituals beyond hammams and argan oil.
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Personalization, traditional therapies from Islamic world top spa trends list
Professional Beauty Magazine
Hyperpersonalized beauty, Islamic wellness traditions and a new definition of luxury will be among the trends to shape the spa market in 2015, according to Spafinder Wellness. The industry organization has unveiled its annual trends list, predicting that traditional therapies of countries in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia, such as sand bathing and rasul mud treatments, will be big for 2015.
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European aesthetic laser market continues to grow
Skin Inc.
The European aesthetic lasers and energy devices market across five major countries — Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain — was valued at $166.1 million in 2013 and will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent to reach $258.6 million by 2020, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research.
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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, California


Retrain your clients' skin and boost your skills
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
The CrossFit craze has swept the nation in the world of physical fitness in the last few years. The philosophies of CrossFit have led many people to think about incorporating the principles into other aspects of life CrossFit mixes elements from multiple disciplines that help achieve overall muscle fitness without boredom. It works by "confusing" the muscles, which challenges them more and ultimately achieves truly amazing results. The same approach can and should be applied to skin care treatments at the spa and at home.
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5 simple steps to better leadership in the new year
By Betty Boyd
We all make New Year resolutions in our personal life, but what about our professional life? Do leaders need to make resolutions? Being a leader should not necessarily entail resolutions, but rather establishing goals. Goal setting is providing a vision for an organization to follow. It is decisiveness — take action, and it will go a long way. So how does a leader come up with these goals?
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Is your business making these common Facebook mistakes?
By Anna Wickham
Your business's Facebook page and your personal Facebook page may look similar, but they are a lot more different than you think. One of the mistakes we often see is businesses using Facebook as they've always used it for their own personal profile. However, posting on Facebook for your business requires a whole different set of rules, best practices and things to avoid. These common Facebook marketing mistakes could be costing you and your business valuable customers.
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15 must-have marketing tools for 2015
The "if you build it, they will come" plan won't get your business seen in 2015. The fact is, 50 percent of companies plan to increase marketing spend in 2015. So what will you do to get exposure and grow your business this year? If you don't have the budget to assemble a top-tier marketing team, you'll need some great tools to take your marketing to the next level.
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Immunonutrition as an adjuvant therapy for burns
The Cochrane Library
To assess the effects of a diet with added immunonutrients (glutamine, arginine, BCAAs, n-3 fatty acids, combined immunonutrients or precursors to known immunonutrients) versus an isonitrogenous diet on clinical outcomes in patients with severe burn injury.

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10 ways to boost your business overall this year
Small Business Trends
From improving sales, to perfecting your operations to better leveraging social media and more — there are many ways you could boost your business overall this year. Here are 10 ways you can get started.

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Why women shaving their faces is now a thing
If you're desperate to ward off wrinkles, tell your man to move over and make room at the bathroom sink. Turns out shaving your face could help skin stay youthful, according to some beauty experts.

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Inclusion corner: The art of co-teaching
By Savanna Flakes
Co-taught lessons should look substantively different and richer for students than what one teacher would do alone. Meaningful collaboration depends on a partnership in which each teacher brings his/her focus of expertise and utilizes his/her specialty to enhance instruction. By focusing on role specialty, the co-teaching partnership is enhanced and all students are supported and challenged. Teachers should explore, plan and utilize a variety of co-teaching models to differentiate instruction and increase student achievement.
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    'Power Facial' is the latest in medical facial technology (Deccan Chronicle)
'Thai face-slapping' massage fad comes to Los Angeles (Spa Opportunities)
Spa employment law, part I (Skin Inc.)
Massage for preventative health, not just pampering (Examiner)
The secret to protecting your brand starts with your name (Small Business Trends)

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Skin Management Programs Using Advanced Technologies
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists

The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.

The Legal & Ethical Implications of Working in Med Spas
Presented by Alex R. Thiersch

About the webinar:
This webinar will focus on the role of skin care specialists in med spas. Our experienced lawyers will provide an overview of the med spa business, discussing how to succeed in this industry while working legally and ethically within the confines of Federal and State laws. This webinar is ideal for estheticians, cosmetologists and skin care specialists.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Learn what defines a med spa and about the guidelines that govern the med spa industry.
  2. Outline role of skincare specialists in the med spa setting and what types of treatments and procedures skincare specialists can and cannot perform.
  3. Examine the regulatory issues concerning the med spa industry such as fee-splitting, improper ownership structure, corporate practice of medicine, lack of physician supervision and delegation and false or improper advertising of professional medical services.
  4. Describe ways skin care specialists legally fit into the med spa setting.
Order this webinar:
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
  SDSS member fee: $19.95 click here
  Nonmember fee: $24.95 click here
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NCEA Code of Ethics
Did you know NCEA's position on the code of ethics? There are three main areas: Client Relationships; Scope of Practice; and Professionalism.
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