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NCEA wants to know...

Do you think that, based on a 600-hour esthetician training, estheticians should be allowed to use laser/light devices?

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  • If No, would a 42-hour laser/light curriculum change your mind?

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     What's the Latest?

    6 principles to ensure a spa thrives    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As with any successful business, a spa venture needs to follow sound business principles. It's amazing there are still so many spas that are not marketed or managed as a business and, as a result, they are lazy assets in terms of their market appeal, performance and profitability. Hotel News Now highlights six simple, common sense business principles to help an existing spa within the hospitality industry to thrive rather than just survive. More

    Woman dies, 3 in hospital after blood-transfusion beauty treatment
    The Toronto Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Hong Kong authorities said one woman has died and three others have been hospitalized after a beauty treatment involving blood transfusions. Hong Kong's Hospital Authority said a 46-year-old woman died of septic shock after receiving the treatment at a beauty clinic. The treatment is being tested as a method to fight cancer but in this case it was used for cosmetic purposes. The case has raised concerns about potentially risky medical treatments at the city's numerous clinics offering procedures that claim to enhance a person’s appearance. More

    Makeup and beauty products for men booming
    WFOR-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you've noticed more men shopping around the beauty department, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. An exploding number of skincare and cosmetic products are being designed with guys in mind. One look in Scott Lazerson's bathroom and you might think his wife has taken over but the piles of beauty booty he has all over the counter are actually his. "Every day I am cleansing my face. Once a week I'm putting a clay mask on," said Scott Lazerson who likes men's grooming products. More

    Bali spa industry seeks regulation and standardization
    Bali Discovery Tours    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Bali's spa industry is urging the government of Indonesia to implement regulatory measures addressing licensing, classification and the standardization of spa service in Indonesia. The proposed regulations, according to proponents, must be coordinated between the Tourism and Health ministries to safeguard the image and reputation of the nation's fast-growing spa industry. More

    Skin and the brain: Uncovering new links
    Skin Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While scientific research during the past century has focused on identifying and studying separate somatic structures, functions and conditions, the newest discoveries spanning many disciplines uncover more about relationships between the body's systems than the individual systems themselves. One area where this research is especially compelling is the ongoing dialogue between skin and the brain. More

    American Health Care Academy — 15% discount on courses
    Offers adult, child and infant CPR/AED and First Aid online courses. NCEA Members receive 15 percent discount: Use this link and enter "NCEA15" at checkout under "Coupon Code" and then click "Apply."

    Please note: To meet the CPR/AED/First Aid requirements on the NCEA Certified Candidate's Application and Recertification Candidate's Application, candidates are required to attend an in-person class once every five years. For more information on becoming NCEA Certified or the Recertification Application process go to Please check to see if your state regulatory board requirements accept online CPR/AED/First Aid courses prior to taking advantage of this offer.

     Business Briefs

    Are office hours outdated?
    Fox Small Business Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Office hours as we know them may be coming to the end of the line, a new survey shows. Today's mobile workers, who are expected to remained connected and readily available everywhere at all times, are discovering they really don't need an office at all. They're found they're more productive and less stressed-out when they're working remotely. More

    Study finds flirting can pay off for women in negotiations
    University of California, Berkeley    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    When Madeleine Albright became the first female U.S. Secretary of State, she led high-level negotiations between mostly male foreign government leaders. In 2009, comedian Bill Maher asked Albright if she ever flirted on the job and she replied, "I did, I did." Flirtatiousness, female friendliness, or the more diplomatic description "feminine charm" is an effective way for women to gain negotiating mileage, according to a new study by Haas School Professor Laura Kray. More

     Marketing 101

    What's a Facebook follower worth?
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The giant social network, which has to balance users' desire to broadcast messages against the need to keep the ecosystem tidy, has always limited the number of posts users receives via their news feeds. According to the company, the average business post reaches 16 percent of its fans. The Promoted Post program is supposed to make it possible to increase that reach. More

    The 10 easiest ways to blow your marketing budget
    American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Many small-business owners face a counter-intuitive problem; having too much money available can lead to dumb decisions. During economic booms, many companies waste funds on thoughtless marketing campaigns and extravagant parties. As the economy rebounds, make sure that your business doesn't fall prey to one of these 10 biggest marketing-budget busters. More

     Tuesday 'Toon

     Teaching Tips

    Do students like your communication style?
    Faculty Focus    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Should instructors care whether or not students find their exchanges satisfying? They should, because as this research (and previous studies) document, those levels of satisfaction correlate positively and significantly with something these researchers call "affective learning." Affective learning involves student feelings and emotions toward the subject matter and the teacher. More

    Helping students manage stress, set goals, and feel connected
    Edutopia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While optimists fantasize wildly about their goals, pessimists dwell on everything that will get in the way. The third method, the most successful one, combines these two tendencies: concentrate on the positive outcome you want and consider the obstacles in the way. Then create a series of "implementation intentions" — specific plans in the form of if/then statements that link the obstacles with ways to overcome them. More

     Spa Clinicals

    Creams for preventing stretch marks in pregnancy
    Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group via Cochrane Library    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Background Striae gravidarum (stretch marks developing during pregnancy) occur in over 50 percent of women. There is no evidence that any treatment removes striae once they have appeared. Some women are upset about the change in the appearance of their skin.

    Objectives: To assess the effects of topical treatments in preventing the development of stretch marks.

    Selection Criteria: Randomized trials comparing active creams with either no treatment or placebo for the treatment of stretch marks in pregnant women.

    Results: Two studies, involving 130 women in total, were included. One study, involving 80 women, indicated that, compared to placebo, massage with a cream (Trofolastin) containing Centella asiatica extract, alpha tocopherol and collagen-elastin hydrolysates was associated with less women developing stretch marks (odds ratio (OR) 0.41, 95 percent confidence interval (CI) 0.17 to 0.99). A second study of 50 women compared massage using an ointment (Verum) containing tocopherol, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, elastin and menthol with no treatment. Massage with the ointment was associated with less women developing stretch marks (OR 0.26, 95 percent CI 0.08 to 0.84)

    Conclusions: Trofolastin cream appears to help prevent the development of stretch marks in pregnancy in some women. Verum ointment may be helpful but the trial had no placebo and may show the benefit of massage alone.

     COA-Approved Continuing Education

    The esthetician's role in a medical office
    Presented by Terri Wojak    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Working in a medical office is much different than working in a salon or spa. Not only are the treatments at a higher grade, there are many more regulations to abide by, as well as certain professional obligations to withhold. The level of professionalism will likely be at a higher standard as well. We will teach how the acronym "CHARGED" can guarantee an esthetician is professional in the workplace. CHARGED stands for Clothing, HIPAA, Advice, Responsibility, Gossip, Education and Demeanor and is a fundamental component to any esthetician working in a medical office.

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

  • Provide an overview of the legalities of estheticians working with physicians
  • Explain the roles an esthetician may fill in a medical setting
  • Explain how an esthetician can build business in a medical office
  • Demonstrate the importance of professionalism in the student's career

    To begin the webinar, click here.

    Download the registration form right here.

    View other COA-approved CE webinars.

  •  Political Advocacy Position

    Use of esthetician titles
    NCEA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is the position of the NCEA that:

  • Estheticians represent themselves according to their licensed title, as designated by their state licensing board or regulatory agency
  • Estheticians must not promote themselves or allow any employer to market them otherwise

    Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by federal, state and local regulations.

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

  •  Quotable Quote

    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    — Agatha Christie


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