Mar. 11, 2014

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Registration now open for Miami Beach

Saturday, April 5
Miami Beach Convention Center
Room D-235

Who should attend?

If you are an educator working for a manufacturer/distributor, a teacher at a school or wanting to improve your on-site staff training by understanding learning styles, then this event is for you!

Who should attend?
NETT will give you the edge, recharge your skills and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

Cost $125 NCEA members; $149 nonmembers



  • Two-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.
  • 5 CEs Approved by the Commission on Accreditation.
  • CE Certificate and Digital Course Materials.
  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value).
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.

  • Click "Read More" for more information about the convention and class offerings.More

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    Digital gives boost to beauty sales USA
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    Medical spa vs. day spa; Do you know the difference?
    We've come to realize that optimal health is a balance of body, mind and spirit. Imbalances whether due to stress, poor diet or medical conditions can throw an entire system out of kilter. Spas can be a great place to regain some balance by decreasing stress, relieving aching muscles, making lifestyle changes and boosting self-esteem with aesthetic pleasures and benefits — whether it's a day spa or a medical spa. What's the difference?More

    How to turn customer service into a compelling competitive advantage
    The Huffington Post
    Customer service is one of the last frontiers of sustainable competitive advantage. It's one of the strongest ways to grow your profits. Yet many companies still treat it like a cost function. Business leaders often pay lip service to its value, while doing everything they can to cut costs, rather than investing in customer service as an opportunity for growth. More

    Why great branding can make you more money
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    5 must-have mobile elements to incorporate into your marketing
    Marketing Land
    Take a look around any party, office or public event and you'll see someone texting on their smartphone or checking Facebook on their tablet. It's undeniable that mobile devices have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Adults actually now spend more time on mobile media than they do on newspapers and magazines combined, and some experts are predicting mobile Internet usage will overtake desktop browsing this year. More

    Creating visual content for social marketing
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    In an increasingly noisy and crowded digital landscape, marketers have to use visuals to stand out from the immense competition. Blogs were the first form of networking online where people/companies/brands would post content in order to be found. The world then moved onto Facebook, where our content became shorter. Then microblogs like Twitter came along, and our content became even shorter to 140 characters. Now we are skipping text altogether with the rise of visual social networks like Instagram and Pinterest, which allow marketers to show their creative prowess.More

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    Teaching evaluation systems: Making education more effective
    By Archita Datta Majumdar
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    Cold comfort: The cold laser facial — what it is, why celebrities get it
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    Academic conversation develops deep comprehension: Specific procedures and assessment
    By David Irwin
    Academic conversation is a strategy that increases student engagement and comprehension in content topics. It is ideal for English learners because it gives them a safe environment to practice academic English with a peer who has more mastery. In the third part of this three-part series, we'll discuss specific procedures as well as an assessment of the entire conversation. More

    CE Articles from
    SCLERODERMA: COA #PCIA0809   Exp. 8/1/2017  This educational activity has been approved for 1.0 CEs.   Download article and test.

    Learning objectives
    After reading this article and taking this test, the skin care professional will be able to:

    1. Describe the pathogenesis of the disease and its epidemiology.
    2. Understand the treatment options and effects of the disease.

    10 steps to protect your future
    The first step to getting involved is to join the NCEA and post your Membership Certificate for your clients to see. Annual dues equate to one latte a month — that's only $3.75 to protect your future. Protecting your future as an esthetician is not just about making money. Know what your professional licensing, state regulatory boards and legislators are doing. More