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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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Recovering from Super Bowl 2015: 3 of Scottsdale, Arizona's best luxury spas
Forbes Life
When the Super Bowl XLIX showdown between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks is over, the players and fans alike will no doubt be ready for some serious R&R. Thankfully, they're in the right city for recovering in style: Scottsdale, Arizona, just 20 miles from University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of this year's epic battle, is home to some of the most luxurious resort spas in the world. If you're staying a few extra days to kick back in the gloriously dry heat of the Arizona sun —or heading that way soon — here are three of the best that are worth checking out.
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A snail spa facial is just as horrifying as you'd imagine
Life & Style
If you're someone who can't stomach eating escargot, then you might not be a fan of what's going on at Chiang Mai's Snail Spa in Thailand. The spa specializes in 45-minute exfoliating facials that leave your skin silky smooth and fresh ... oh, just one minor detail ... you have six snails crawling all over your face for the entire duration of the treatment.
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Super Bowl sports medicine and anti-aging: Controversial treatment could help turn back the clock
Besides football, what do Peyton Manning, Hines Ward, Chris Johnson and Tony Polamalu have in common? These NFL players all have been treated with a thing called platelet-rich plasma to accelerate healing after an injury and avoid surgery. PRP has been used since the mid-90s, largely during dental and other oral procedures, but it's recently gained a lot of ground in world of sports medicine ... and cosmetic procedures.
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"I am proud to say I am a NCEA Certified Esthetician and 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, California


Creating the perfect treatment room combination
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Skin resurfacing is big business and it's only expected to grow. This isn't new, however, the way in which clients achieve youthful results has been greatly enhanced. Demand for laser, light therapy and other noninvasive procedures is on the rise. According to a recent report, it's expected to increase by 15 percent by 2019 as clients look to correct scars, discoloration issues and the signs of aging.
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Studies: Long hours, shift work can be detrimental to health
By Denise A. Valenti
"Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'. Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin' ..." Dolly Parton's popular song "9 to 5" from 1980 lamented the difficulties and stress associated with having a traditional workday. But, an eight-hour day of working 9-to-5 really is not that bad — especially for your health. Several recent studies show the impact of work hours on health is related to the number of hours that are worked and also what time of day the work occurs.
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Marketing technology-enhancing treatments at your spa
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
When it comes to spa treatments, marketing is just the same all the way around ... or is it? Turns out marketing technology-enhancing treatments can be slightly different from how you handle the rest of your offerings. If relying on Facebook, Twitter and other medium, email blasts, newsletters and in-spa signage, remain of the utmost importance, getting your clients onboard with technology enhancing treatments takes a bit more of a social approach, a real grasp of your clients' wants, where earning their trust is a must.
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How to connect with email-fatigued prospects in 3 simple steps
After surviving the competitive holiday season, many marketers could use a break. Unfortunately, new challenges come with the turn of the calendar page. Many people feel compelled to clean hypothetical house at the start of each new year — purging clutter, conquering unhealthy habits and opting out of emails from the brands that crammed their inboxes in December.
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House dust mite reduction and avoidance measures for treating eczema
The Cochrane Library
As many as a third of people with eczema who have a positive test for allergy to house dust mite have reported worsening of eczema or respiratory symptoms when exposed to dust.

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Spafinder Wellness spotlights key industry
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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Coming soon to your Virginia nail salon, barbershop: A wine or a beer?
Washington Business Journal
Want to drink while you get primped? The Virginia General Assembly may soon allow salon and barbershop customers in the commonwealth to do just that.

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Kindness: The sometimes-forgotten teaching standard
By Brian Stack
Teaching kindness doesn't require the financial commitment of a canned curriculum program. Schools don't need to bring in overpriced consultants or start big initiatives. Kindness is something teachers can and should promote each day in their classrooms. Kindness is taking the time to show people that you care. It may be small acts, but those small acts can pay off in big ways.
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Laser and Light Therapy
CE Activity approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations

COA#NCEALASLIGH1T2U. Exp. 7/1/2015. This educational activity has been approved for 4.0 CEs.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the role of the esthetician pre- and post-procedures.
  2. Describe laser and light therapy treatments for cosmetic and medical indications.
  3. Understand scope of practice and increased safety responsibilities when performing laser and light therapy procedures.
  4. Summarize the history and physics of laser and light therapy.
Click here to download article and test.

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Esthetic equipment evaluation
Did you know? … Skin care professionals are required to check in their state as to whether training on the use of equipment is required prior to purchasing, and/or if they can use device under their scope of practice.
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