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Register for the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
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NETT Conference — April 6-8
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla.

Sessions will be led by esthetic leaders, including Susanne Schmaling, the director of education for Associated Skin Care Professionals. A licensed esthetician and experienced instructor with over 15 years experience, her career has included all aspects of esthetics, spa body therapies, makeup and nail technology, as well as spa ownership and consulting.

Meet the rest of the faculty here.

For complete information on the first conference of 2013, check out the official website here.

Registration for Miami Beach Hotels (Eden Roc Renaissance, Marriott, Richmond, Red South, Crest or South Beach Hotel)
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 What's the Latest?

Tennessee House Bill 2558 dangerous to estheticians' careers
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Tennessee House Bill 2558 would drastically alter the role of estheticians and could be an enormous job-killer in the esthetics and skin-care industry. Beauty Schools Directory interviews Mona Sappenfield about how the bill endangers estheticians' careers and businesses by requiring "near-medical" procedures to be performed in doctors' offices under the supervision of a physician. More

Eat your way to wrinkle freedom: Free foods for healthy skin
Elle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The quest for great skin often takes some unexpected turns. Whether it's trying the latest fad in moisturizers — caviar, bee pollen and algae to name a few — or test-driving the newest diamond encrusted microdermabrasion, chemical fillers and enzyme peels, there's not a lot women won't try for wrinkle-free skin. Sometimes, the answer isn't always what you'd expect. More

The hotel spa industry well on way to recovery as it learns to diversify
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After lagging behind other hotel revenue sources, hotel spas began to see their sales recover in 2011, and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, according to PKF Consulting. The hotel spas enjoyed an 8.3 percent increase in revenue in 2011, but measured on a dollar per occupied room basis, the revenue increase was just 3.3 percent. More

Studies show health benefits of massage therapy
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Massage can enhance the immune function in preterm infants, decrease blood pressure and improve stability in older persons, as well as reduce stress and anxiety in cancer patients, according to recent research compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association. And a large percentage of U.S. adults are turning to massage therapy to address health issues. More

 Business Briefs

10 questions to ask when hiring a webmaster
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Webmasters for small businesses often do it all, from designing the website to search engine optimization to daily maintenance. So, you need an adept, creative multitasker whom you can trust with the keys to your website — the online gateway to your brand. How can you find someone who's up to that tall task? More

6 tips to get you organized for tax season
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Tax season will be less of a hassle if you have everything organized ahead of time. Taxes are inconvenient, unavoidable, time-consuming and can be frustrating. But let's figure out what you need heading into the 2013 tax season. More

 Marketing 101

Who's buying what in Super Bowl 2013
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CBS has more or less sold out its ad inventory for its coming broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII at prices averaging between $3.7 million and $3.8 million, according to ad buyers. The usual coterie of big sponsors is more or less on board again in 2013 — hello, Pepsi! hello Bud Light! — accompanied by opportunistic, smaller brands that want to make a big splash, such as Century 21 and, both of which are also returning to the game. More

20 tricks of the trade to develop superior customer service
Small Business Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every brand has a mandate to attract new customers at all times. Indeed, attracting new customers is one sure way to guarantee funds without going bankrupt. Everyone has an opinion about the way their customers feel towards them. The more you show that you care about your customer, the more they'll likely want to continue patronizing you and recommending new customers. More

 Teaching Tips

Well how about that? New college courses teaching wellness
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We all remember the awkward moments in high school health class — who could forget? But now a new trend is emerging, and it looks like health class is moving on up to higher education. Wellness courses are now being offered and even required at some colleges and universities. More

Colleges realigning programs to meet employers' needs
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People go to a community college to help secure a well-paying job, but there's often a mismatch between students' goals and what employers in their communities need. However, a growing number of two-year colleges are tackling that issue by better aligning educational programs with the local labor market, strengthening student advising services and creating alternative, flexible programs to get students onto a productive career path. More

 Quotable Quote

The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

— Nancy Astor

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

How to teach your students about aromatherapy
Presented by Crystal Baldwin    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This presentation will you give you the confidence to teach your students about aromatherapy and its applications in the treatment room. At the conclusion of this class you will be able discuss how professional essential oils are made and how to compare and contrast singled notes vs. blended oils.

At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:

  • Identify the origins of essential oils and recognize individuals who made significant contributions in the field of aromatherapy
  • Apply the use of essential oils in their practice
  • Discuss how essential oils are produced, and explain purity and chemical variations
  • Differentiate methods of application in the treatment room and be able to select the correct choice for the best outcome

    To view this FREE webinar, click here.

    To receive your CE for this webinar, download this CE Registration Form.

    View other COA-Approved Continuing Education.

  •  Spa Clinicals

    Healing touch for older adults with persistent pain
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston via PubMed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The purpose of this report was to provide an in-depth review of responses from older adults residing in long-term care facilities receiving healing touch for pain management. Persistent pain is common in this population and, while the mainstay for pain management is analgesics, HT may provide supportive therapy. Twenty older adults from five facilities in the southwestern U.S. participated in the study, with 12 receiving the active intervention of HT and eight receiving the control of presence care. A convergent mixed-methods approach was used in this secondary report, using the providers' descriptions of 84 HT sessions and quantitative findings to provide an in-depth within-case analysis.

    Outcome measures included quantitative measures of pain, daily living, and quality of life, as well as qualitative descriptors of the HT sessions. The findings suggest that the experience is highly varied and on a continuum from no perceived or noticeable benefit to a decrease in pain and improvement in other physiological and psychosocial symptoms. Therefore, HT may be beneficial for some older adults within long-term care facilities as an adjunct for chronic pain.

     Political Advocacy Position

    Chemical exfoliation procedures
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    It is the position of the NCEA that:

  • Chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians

  • In addition to manufacturer supplied , product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA

  • If estheticians wish to perform chemical exfoliation procedures, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

  • Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that skin care professionals abide by federal, state and local regulations.

    Download complimentary powerpoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession."

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