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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class — April 25

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
April 26-27
Arlington Convention Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, April 25

• 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:
May 30 - Orlando, Florida
June 20 - Las Vegas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia

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Planning a spa getaway: Choosing the right place
By Judy Connors
Spas traditionally had a reputation as indulgences for the wealthy who could afford pampering, but that misconception could not be further from the reality. Defined by the International Spa Association as "places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit," research indicates that there were 111 million spa visits made in the U.S. in 2006. With thousands of spas offering countless ways to relax and revitalize you in so many different settings, how do you find the spa that's right for you?
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8 unique spa treatments you've probably never heard of
The Huffington Post
A deep, cleansing facial or classic Swedish massage are great go-to spa treatments, but some spas have much more unique offerings. From New Age techniques involving crystals to practices using light and color to promote balance and harmony, spas around the world are offering atypical treatments that can be just as stress-reducing and beneficial to your health — and give you a cool story to tell, too! If you're looking for a unique spa experience, these eight spa treatments are sure to fit the (pricey) bill.
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Probiotics expand into cosmeceutical sector
Natural Products Insider
Most consumers have made the connection between probiotics and gut health, but what about probiotics and beauty? Emerging research shows the benefits of probiotics may expand beyond digestive health and into the realm of cosmeceuticals.
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Is anyone actually brave enough to try the 5:2 skin care trend?
We've all heard about the 5:2 diet for weight loss, but what about applying the concept to our skin? Some dermatologists believe that a 5:2 approach could be the answer to clearer, brighter, more youthful looking skin. A recent study found that two-thirds of U.K. women wear makeup every single day. Just how simple would it be for those women to go au naturel for two (consecutive or nonconsecutive) days out of seven? According to the research by online beauty retailer, 65 percent of women apply a full face of makeup every day, while only 25 percent of them would go completely barefaced for more than one day per week.
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"I am proud to say I am a NCEA Certified Esthetician & 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


Leadership is more than coaching
By Betty Boyd
Leadership is and always will be an uphill battle. When leading, how do you make a real difference in people's lives? Leadership is more than coaching; it is more like being a teacher. Teachers enable their students to see beyond themselves and give them greater understanding of what can be accomplished. Leaders can be just like teachers, helping their mentees go above and beyond. Here are some tips to becoming a leader who is more of a teacher than a coach.
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Learning from The Pros: Dermalogica
American Express OPEN Forum
Jane Warwund discovered a gap in the beauty industry and she decided to fill it. She couldn't find products that were focused strictly on skin care instead of trendy ingredients and scents. That's how Dermalogica was born in 1986. The brand now has a global following. Here is an interview with Warwund at Dermalogica, headquartered in Los Angeles, where she shared her advice for entrepreneurial success in this Learning from The Pros.
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3 steps to 'persona'-lized marketing
Marketing Land
"Batch and blast email marketing is dead." So say an increasing number of marketers. But if this is the case, teams need to have developed an alternative for the new, more personalized era of marketing. Many of the teams that we work with have decided on persona segmentation as the strongest building block for their personalization efforts.
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4 key basics about digital marketing
Kansas City Business Journal
Diving into the world of digital marketing is a big endeavor, whether you work for a new startup or an established company. Whether you use an external PR agency or handle things in-house, adding social media to amplify and enhance your traditional PR activities and events is just smart business. But consider some basics about digital marketing before taking the plunge.
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Interventions to reduce waiting times for elective procedures
The Cochrane Library
Long waiting times for elective health care procedures may cause distress among patients, may have adverse health consequences and may be perceived as inappropriate delivery and planning of health care.

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8 diet and exercise mistakes that age you
Eating too much sugar certainly isn't wise for your waistline, but overindulging in dessert can also add years to your face. The natural ingredients in whole foods help increase cell turnover and boost the production of collagen fibers to help keep skin smooth and firm.

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Scientists introduce an anti-aging chocolate bar
Forget wrinkle creams, your secret to younger looking skin may be in a candy bar. Yep, you read that right. Scientists at a U.K.-based company with ties to Cambridge University have created Esthechoc, a 70 percent dark chocolate enriched with cocoa polyphenols and a potent algae extract.

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5 highly effective teaching practices
Edutopia Consulting O Rebecca Alber writes: I remember how, as a new teacher, I would attend a professional development and feel inundated with new strategies. (I wanted to get back to the classroom and try them all!) After the magic of that day wore off, I reflected on the many strategies and would often think, "Lots of great stuff, but I'm not sure it's worth the time it would take to implement it all."
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Using context to deepen and lengthen learning
Faculty Focus
Nearly every teacher has experienced students forgetting something important. This forgetfulness comes in various forms. It might involve not following instructions for an assignment, missing a due date, forgetting important details on a test or even forgetting to take the test itself. Whatever the memory infraction, there are usually good reasons why students forget. Gratefully, there are a few simple ways teachers can build context to help students achieve deeper and longer lasting learning.
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CE Activity approved by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations

COA#PCIA0809. Exp. 9/1/2017.
This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Describe the pathogenesis of the disease and its epidemiology.
  2. Understand the treatment options and effects of the disease.
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Microcurrent Procedures
Did you know? NCEA's position that ...
  1. Microcurrent devices intended to be used to help reduce the visible signs of aging, beautify and improve the appearance of the skin, utilizing low levels of electrical current in conjunction with skin care products, should be performed by estheticians.
  2. Microcurrent procedures performed by estheticians, are not intended to cause a visible contraction of the muscle via the electrical current.
  3. In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians who wish to perform microcurrent procedures, should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application, as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

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