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The world's top spas and wellness experiences
From the Romans and their baths to the sweat lodges of Native Americans, elements of the spa experience have been around for centuries. There is a basic need to look or feel better — from the over-stressed to the over-pampered. Indeed, over the past three decades the growth in spas and the business of spas has increased phenomenally, even through recessions, as we hear from Susan Harmsworth, founder of global spa brand ESPA.
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New trend for 2014: 'Wellness Tourism'
Adirondack Daily Enterprise
A new term has arisen: "Wellness Tourism." It is projected to be one of the hottest travel trends in 2014. It is great news due to our history and blossoming wellness industry. To take advantage of it though, we may need to consider new partnerships among our businesses and communities. And with climate change, the fine arts, culinary arts and wellness could become a greater opportunity.
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Spa treatments that go beyond pampering
Los Angeles Times
Lush smells, comfy semi-dark rooms and a sense of self-indulgence make a spa treatment appealing. But here are three treatments that aim to do more than merely pamper.
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Winter foods for healthy and beautiful skin
Pomerado News
When you think about where to get our skincare products, places like Sephora, Macy's or Kiehl's probably come to mind. Places that probably don't come to mind are Starbucks, your favorite sushi restaurant or the farmers market. However, a delicious soy cappuccino, a hot cup of miso soup and fresh produce all contain properties essential for healthy skin.
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Being NCEA Certified provides you with outstanding credentials, while keeping you accountable for updating your continued education and create the opportunity to be a role model to others within our industry. It also provides your clients with confidence in the skincare services they receive.

— Gia R. Paduano, Fernandina Beach, Fla.


The hidden costs of workplace stress
American author Jane Wagner once wrote, "Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it." Although Wagner — who pens jokes for her partner, comedian Lily Tomlin — meant to be humorous, the truth is that workplace stress wreaks havoc on the lives of many business owners and their employees.
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The perks of having a good customer service reputation
Business 2 Community
"The customer is always right," so goes the age old business maxim. Companies have been aiming to achieve customer satisfaction through different angles such as improving their products' quality, offering promos, slashing prices, etc. — all of which are valid tactics.
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Ideas to promote your LinkedIn profile
By Mayur Kisani
LinkedIn, with its user base of 260 million-plus professionals worldwide, has become a hub for business people from all walks of life who are on the lookout for new opportunities. Such a vast digital space can be the source of your next great opportunity, whether it be for your business or a great job. When you search for yourself on Google, observe that your LinkedIn profile is at the top of the search results. This in itself proves how powerful a tool LinkedIn is. Here are a few ways to promote yourself and your personal brand on LinkedIn.
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Consensus recommendations from the American Acne & Rosacea Society on the management of rosacea
Rosacea is a common clinical diagnosis that encompasses a variety of presentations, predominantly involving the centrofacial skin. Reported to present most commonly in adults of Northern European heritage with fair skin, rosacea can affect males and females of all ethnicities and skin types.

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Give origin to your client's sensitive skin
Skin Inc.
Several factors or combinations of factors may cause skin sensitivities and reactions, including aging, hormones, ingredient allergies, illnesses, medications and environmental conditions.

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Promotional tools designed as surveys
Surveys are useful for gathering all kinds of marketing data, and when they're completed they make great birdcage liners. Oh, did you want clients to provide you with useful data? Forget it, that's not what they're good for.

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Show a little faith in the learning process
English Teacher Dr.Jane Healey writes: "I wrote about the four words I use to describe research and learning in general: observe, wonder, investigate and conclude — a natural human process. Recently, an ASCD article reminded me of David Kolb's framework for experiential learning (1980s) and it echoed in my brain. Kolb described a cycle of four activities."
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What workers want in a job
By Mel Kleiman
When an employee quits, most managers take it personally — and for good reason. For more than 20 years, employee exit interview research has been telling us the No. 1 reason the best people leave is because they feel they are being poorly managed. Whether you're recruiting managers or hourly employees, there are five specific things everyone wants from a job. If you can provide most or all of them, you'll be able to attract and retain the employees you deserve — the best.
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COA-Approved Webinar Series
presented by the Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists

The SDSS is a voluntary organization, which aims to develop and foster the highest standards of skin care in the dermatology setting. Each webinar is approximately one-hour and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (COA) for 1.0 CE.

What You Need to Know Before Adding Permanent Cosmetics to your Practice
Presented by Marie Piantino

About the webinar:
This presentation will explore federal and state regulations of permanent cosmetics to your practice. Equipment considerations including the device and the pigments used for procedures. We will review the precautions and Contract indications as well as possible post-procedure complications. 1.0 CE.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Understand the essential role peptides play in healthy skin.
  2. Compare devices and pigments used for the procedure.
  3. Understand the importance of training and safety standards.
  4. Evaluate the use of marketing materials to your patients.
Order this webinar:
(Important! Once purchased, the webinar link will only be valid for 24 hours.)
  SDSS member fee: $19.95 click here
  Nonmember fee: $24.95 click here
For other SDSS approved courses, click here

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Standards & Regulatory Positions
The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.

NCEA is protecting your right to practice by ...
  • Providing professional excellence through the NCEA Certified credential.
  • Approving continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation.
  • Advocating to strengthen your voice and position with state regulatory boards.

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