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Join the NCEA for its Orlando prep class June 1
A prep class is an interactive study group that allows the candidate to further their knowledge development. It's an excellent way to "brush up" on skills and develop a nurturing mentor relationship with your instructor. It also provides more interaction than if you've only used the self-study method.
The discounted prep class fee of $125 has even been extended up until June 1. To register, please call 800-335-7469.
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Natural skin care's promises are only skin-deep
Despite your good intentions, buying skin care products labeled "organic" or "natural" doesn't always translate to a healthier body or planet. Many such products still contain the chemicals you're trying to avoid. And even if a product is bursting with nature's bounty, those earthy ingredients may not produce the desired results. How can you know which earth-friendly products are best for your skin, inside and out?
Every professional gambler knows when it's time to walk away from the blackjack table. They can just sense when their luck is about to run out. Gambling addicts, on the other hand, never know when to quit until they have lost everything. A newer kind of addiction one that is no less destructive or tragic is cosmetic surgery addiction.
Can you survive a spa inspection?
It's a typical day at the spa with clients coming and going. The spa manager is in the back office processing payroll, the front desk coordinator is multitasking, making appointments and checking clients in and out. It's business as usual until an unexpected arrival ... an inspector from the state board of cosmetology, who is there to conduct an inspection. If this were your spa, how would the rest of the story unfold? Would your team panic or would it be prepared?
7 small resort spas that do things on a large scale
They say good things come in small packages. A Tiffany's ring box. Adorable puppies. The latest tube of Chanel hydrating lipstick. And these seven boutique spas, which may be arguably small in size, but do things on a large scale when it comes to relaxation and luxurious touches. These resort spas are just some of our favorites that are on the smaller side.
Being NCEA Certified is a wonderful opportunity to raise the bar for practicing estheticians. Not only is it appropriate in rewarding continuing education, but is also prepares and honors those who desire to achieve a higher level of professional recognition, skill and ability. Being NCEA Certified also gives us a voice in how our practice is regulated and keeps us abreast with the continuing growth in the skin care industry.
— Linda G. Cowin, Renton, Wash.
Making space for change
By Michael J. Berens
Disconnects between a leader's vision and organizational culture are all too common in organizations. However well-respected — or well-feared — a leader may be, change cannot and will not occur simply because a leader says it will. Making space for change requires modifying organizational structures and culture to create both the possibility and the opportunity for change. It is not enough just to communicate change.
Industry Pulse: How is change handled in your organization?
How to have a fearless career
Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve — whether it hinders you from nabbing a promotion or stops you from applying for more challenging positions. So what's a timid, yet ambitious, person to do? We talked to successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and other go-getter titans at the top to hear about the take charge moves that got them ahead in their careers.
What if you hate your brand?
Loyal customers? Check. A trustworthy team? Check. Solid profit? Check. But something's nagging at your gut. While everything looks right, it doesn't feel right. This isn't what you set out to build. You hate it. Or maybe you're just bored. Something needs to change and fast. You need to upend your brand.
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How do you get your message across to consumers?
For beauty brands, the most common marketing challenge is communicating what the product does, whom it is for and why it works. Yet, what makes beauty products so effective is the technology behind them — but in marketing, the important technology stories are underplayed and often quite complex for consumers to easily grasp. Truly smart, current brands can make their packaging, ads, websites and social media work well for them when they know how to "talk tech" effectively. And effective marketing connects fans to brands and turns interests into sales.
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Study: Elementary math, reading skills at age 7 linked to financial success at midlife
The Huffington Post
It may seem hard to figure, but provocative new research suggests that an individual's math and reading skills in elementary school are key indicators of his/her socioeconomic status in adulthood. In fact, a new study showed that math and reading skills at age 7 are the most reliable predictors of SES at age 42.
Infographic: 18 myths about educations that are all too easy to believe
In this handy infographic, check out 18 of the different education myths that have become part of the national discussion. Decide for yourself which are true and which are myth.
COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Unknown risk, unseen liability – The importance of infection control
Presented by Leslie Roste, RN
This presentation will review the basics of the immune system and the potential pathogens that lead to illness. We will review infection control procedures and identify the difference between disinfection and sterilization. Review of state mandates of the various types of products will also be explored.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Discuss potential pathogens
Evaluate infection control procedures
Identify the disease process
Evaluate behaviors to reduce pathogen exposure
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.
Medical spa definition
It is NCEA's position that a medical spa is a facility that during all hours of business shall operate under the on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional operating within their scope of practice, with a staff that operates within their scope of practice as defined by their individual licensing board if licensure is required. The facility may offer traditional, complimentary and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting.
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