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Register for the National Esthetic Teacher Training Conference
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NETT Conference — April 6
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

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?

Are your clients in the dark about brightening?
Skin Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Because age, lifestyle choices, genetics and the environment all play roles in the development of hyperpigmentation, choosing products that contain blends of several pigment-inhibiting ingredients instead of single-ingredient formulations will provide the versatility necessary to treat a wide variety of clients and types of hyperpigmentation. More

6 genuinely unique spa travel tips
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If you pay attention to all the usual spa news you'd be forgiven for thinking that fish pedis and dung beetle facials are all the rage as the "latest" body and wellness treatments. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. If you're looking for genuinely unique spa travel experiences, forget the usual fads and look out for these instead. Just remember to bring your credit card. More

Study finds tweeting, retweeting may help you #lose weight
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Along with being a haven for breaking news, celebrity updates and bad jokes, Twitter may have another use: a handy weight-loss tool. Researchers at the University of South Carolina found the support and accountability provided by posting to the social networking site made a difference in how much weight people lost. More

15 simple ways to add Ayurveda in everyday life
The Times of India    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ayurveda tells us of the framework in which we can modify our lifestyles to optimize our bodily functions. Ayurveda teaches us how to age with dignity and grace as Ayurveda emphasizes the role of mental health in maintaining physical health. Today, we share 15 simple and easy Ayurveda principles which you can add in your daily routine to help you feel fitter, healthier and happier. More

 Business Briefs

4 little-known ways taxes can wreck your credit
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Since credit debt isn't exactly considered an income-booster, it's no wonder so many consumers forget how closely credit and taxes are intertwined. For insight into the little-known ways taxes and credit go hand in hand, we tapped Ken Lin, CEO of Here are four examples. More

To succeed, learn to take criticism
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You're not going to like what you're about to hear. But you will be better for it. If you can handle criticism like that — with open mind and willingness to hear the lesson behind the critique — you will be happier at your job. That's the conclusion of a recent study that revealed those who tended to be defensive about criticism are less happy with their job, have low performance ratings and low self-esteem. More

 Marketing 101

3 facts to remember when marketing to women
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Throughout history, women have strongly impacted buying habits — they control 85 percent of purchasing in the U.S. As a result, brands have tapped their influence by creating strategic marketing campaigns that relate personally to the female audience. Although a different beast, social media marketing continues to make headway by targeting a powerful subset of connected and engaged women, especially mom bloggers with big social followings. More

How to size images on social media: A cheat sheet
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Social media managers, rejoice. You no longer have to grapple with sizing issues for social networks such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Now you can create Facebook Timeline images, LinkedIn cover photos and more without worrying whether your pictures will fit the dimensions required by each platform. More

 Teaching Tips

Robots help children 'attend' school despite illnesses
The Associated Press via Silicon Valley Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Devon Carrow's life-threatening allergies don't allow him to go to school. But the 4-foot-tall robot with a wireless video hookup gives him the school experience remotely, allowing him to participate in class, stroll through the hallways, hang out at recess and even take to the auditorium stage when there's a show. More

Making the iPad the center of the academic experience
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iPad programs are gathering steam in higher education, but there's a growing recognition that the key to success lies in building faculty support and adequate infrastructure first. More

 Quotable Quote

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

 COA-Approved Continuing Education

Cell journey to the top
Presented by Alexandra Zani    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
No single cell gets to the top alone. This includes the keratinocytes that form a strong skin barrier and stratum corneum. This presentation will review skin layers, purpose and function. In a multicultural world, traditional skin typing and describing skin conditions are no longer acceptable. Understanding the complex cellular journey brings new understanding to the dermal frontier.

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

  • Recognize a new perspective on cell function
  • Define each layer's role and purpose
  • Illustrate oxidative stress and lifestyle choices
  • Evaluate the role of skin types/condition, appearance and treatments

    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

    Herbal medicines for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
    Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Group    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The use of herbal medicines for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome is popular. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is a common practice in the East, and some clinical trials show a benefit of herbal medicines for symptomatic treatment of this condition. This systematic review identified and included 75 randomised clinical trials evaluating the effects of various herbal preparations — including single herbs or mixtures of different herbs — for treating people with irritable bowel syndrome.

    The review shows that some herbal medicines improve global symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. However, the methodological quality of the majority of clinical trials evaluating these herbs was generally poor. There is evidence indicating that small, poor quality trials with positive findings are more likely to be associated with exaggerated effects. Although the included trials did not report serious adverse effects from using herbal medicines more research is needed to determine the safety of herbal medicines.

    In conclusion, herbal medicines might be promising for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. However, it is premature to recommend herbal medicines for routine use in irritable bowel syndrome. Testing the herbs in larger, well-designed trials is needed in order to establish sound evidence for their use.

     Political Advocacy Position

    Ultrasound position
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    It is the position of the NCEA that:

  • Low frequency, low power, ultrasound and sonic devices intended for skin cleansing, exfoliation and product application, should be used by a licensed professional

  • There shall be a minimum level of education for the use of low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices

  • If licensed professionals wish to use low frequency, low power ultrasound and sonic devices, they should take the necessary licensing education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules

  • Estheticians must not promote themselves or allow any employer to market them otherwise.

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

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