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As fun as travelling is, it is often also tiring, which is why, at the end of a journey, many of us cry out for a massage, relief and relaxation for tired bodies and tight muscles. While some will crave the therapeutic benefits of the serious sports variety, sybarites will doubtless prefer the sensuous aromatherapy version.
When it comes to the world of "beauty wipes," if you think of them as makeup removers or something you throw in your bag to simplify your face-washing routine on the road, you may want to reassess. These "basic" products are having a big moment, taking the beauty world by storm with their high-powered ingredients and serious skin care benefits, and it's just getting started.
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As the years go on, women's bodies change. Pregnancy, illness, the simple fact of aging — all of these factors can permanently impact a woman's comfort and satisfaction with her own body. Issues concerning the genitalia can be uncomfortable to talk about, especially when words like "surgery" or "procedure" are involved. For this reason, Acqua Blu Medical Spa now offers ThermiVa, a noninvasive treatment that can instantly address vulvovaginal issues and vastly improve a woman's quality of life.
Side by side in the bathroom of our apartment, an ex-girlfriend and I were making final preparations for a night out. I combed. She zhuzhed. We sprayed. I complained about a particularly unsightly pimple. She reached into her purse and palmed a slim Tiffany-blue tube, popped the cap, dabbed the pad of her ring finger at its end, and applied the dust-like film directly to my zit. Miraculously, it seemed to disappear. "There you go," she said, examining her handiwork in the mirror. "All covered up." I was 22 or 23, and it was the first time I'd worn makeup.
"The NCEA National Esthetician Certification Program is the Gold Standard for Excellence. The program highlights the science behind the esthetic profession."
— Corinthia Loblack, Orlando, Florida
By Elizabeth Donat
When it comes to the spa industry — or any service industry, for that matter — customer service is paramount. How you make your clients feel via memorable, five-star experiences is key to having a successful business. Positive experiences that make lasting impressions keep clients coming back and referring their friends to you. Follow these four service standards and see how your clientele grows and flourishes year after year.
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Self-service checkout lines have become more and more common.
Online consumers are accessing digital customer service and resolving their own issues without speaking to a live person. Chat features on e-commerce websites can often resolve customer issues as well.
Yet there are still those customers who want to speak with a live person via telephone, even if they have to push number after number and sit on hold.
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Brace yourself. Twitter's defining characteristic — its 140-character limit — may be on its way out. The company recently announced that it would begin testing 280-character tweets with select users. With this new feature, Twitter hopes you'll feel less frustrated because you won't have to cram or reduce your message. And perhaps you won't even have to send out multiple tweets to convey one idea. In short, Twitter believes 280 characters is the sweet spot.
Like it or not, video has taken over when it comes to marketing online. Right now, according to a survey my company conducted, at least 60 percent of consumers are watching branded videos on social media daily. In fact, 76.5 percent of professional marketers and SMB owners have found that using video has had a direct impact on their bottom lines.
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An effective newborn skin care protocol has not been established. We aimed to evaluate the effects of moisturizing skin care, including using lotion and reducing routine bathing. Our hypothesis was that moisturizing skin care would improve skin barrier function. This randomized controlled trial included 227 healthy Asian newborns between 1 week and 3 months old.
By Savanna Flakes
Mindfulness is not new. It originated with Eastern meditation practices around the art of "bringing one's complete attention to the present experience." Mindfulness is what makes us human — the capacity to be fully conscious and aware, or put another way, being present and aware of things happening in the moment. If, as adults, we thrive with mindfulness training, how much more do our students need mindfulness to grow socially and emotionally into healthy human beings?
Most learning and development professionals are great at building content focusing on the learner. We can also evaluate and test if this knowledge retrospectively. However, we don't have the data and insights to know that behavioral and skill development is being displayed in the work place.
Being able to measure learning transfer and look at impact rather than return on investment is key to influencing the future direction of learning and development processes and culture in your organization.
October 15 - Register here
November 12 - Register here
December 10 – Register here
To earn the National Certification, you can complete the Candidate Application at home, and then attend this Prep Class with same-day testing (while the information is fresh-in-your-head.) You may attend this class, only if your application is complete. The $175 Records Verification Fee and the $375 Certification Exam Fee are included.
TRAINER - Irene Koufalis
Irene is the owner/president of European Beauty Concepts, which she opened in in 1988, in East Texas, PA. A native of Greece, she came to the United States with her passion for esthetics that has now spanned over 30 years. She is licensed esthetician who holds both CIDESCO and the NCEA Certified credential. She wants to help estheticians achieve the best-advanced education and that is why she became a NCEA Trainer. She looks forward to passing on her passion, and the great standards set by NCEA to protect the future of the industry.
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**Register for any of the prep classes below by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
San Diego — Oct. 24 and Nov. 7
For more information, contact Trainer Melanie M. Trehan at 619-838-5353
Torrance — Oct. 25 and Nov. 15
For further information contact Wellness & Beauty Learning Center by Universal Companies at 800-558-5571, or firstname.lastname@example.org to Anita Barton-Lumpkin.
Woodland Hills — Oct. 21 and Nov. 12
For more information contact Selective Esthetics at 818-876-0134, or www.selectiveesthetics.com.
Boca Raton — Oct. 27
For more information contact AW Advanced Skincare Training. Trainer
Adriana Wroth at 954-973-5799.
Chicago — Oct. 30
For more information contact True U Education. Trainer
Terri Wojak at 312-440-9740 or email@example.com.
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT
Ridgewood, N.J. — Oct. 23 and Nov. 13
For more information contact Trainer Susanne S. Warfield at 201-670-4100.
Turnersville, N.J. — Nov. 15
For more information contact Trainer Madaline Barris at 856-952-4626.
East Texas/Macungie — Oct. 15 and Nov. 12
For more information contact Irene Koufalies.
Charleston — Oct. 23
Greenville — Oct. 9 and Nov. 6
For more information on either class, contact Trainer Alexandra Zani at 864-640-1516.
Oct. 16 and Nov. 6
For more information contact Trainer Abigail Zsenai at 802-280-5892.
Abingdon — Dec. 16
For more information, contact Trainer Anita Barton-Lumpkin at 888-558-5571, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for ongoing class additions
Go to Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology. Phone: 509-979-7579
**Register for any of the prep classes above by clicking here to the main page on NCEA, then scroll down to the specific state listing. Use the hyperlink adjacent to preferred date to register.
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OPTION 1 — Total $664
Purchase the Training Manual ($114 fee) to study independently. Then mail your completed Candidate Application ($175 fee) to NCEA,
and then take your test in the comfort of your home/office ($375 exam fee).
- OR -
OPTION 2 — Total $664
Purchase the Training Manual ($114 fee). Bring your completed Candidate Application to a NCEA Certified Prep Class with Same-Day Testing ($550 fee).
"Brush-up" your skills with a NCEA Trainer and then immediately take the test
(while the information is fresh-in-your-head).
Decide which method of preparation is best for you. GET STARTED NOW TO EARN YOUR NATIONAL CERTIFICATION!
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