Sep. 8, 2015

Dermatologist vs. esthetician: Which skin care expert is right for you?
The Fashion Spot
We've all been there — something is just "off" about your skin. One day everything is fine and then out-of-the-blue, you're experiencing an unsightly breakout. But who do you turn to first, your dermatologist or your esthetician? We've broken down a few key differences to help you decide.More

Renew with bamboo
Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa
Does your massage menu need something fresh and unique? If you're looking for a new massage modality to add to your lineup, full body bamboo massage can bring valuable diversity to your options. A bamboo massage protocol can be offered as a standalone treatment, or incorporated into a traditional massage, to address trigger points or neuromuscular work. Warm bamboo sticks can both strengthen the therapeutic benefits of massage and make the therapist's job easier.More

What is rosewater, and can it improve your skin?
The Huffington Post
While a dozen roses look beautiful in a vase, the beauty world has another use for these incredibly romantic flowers: rosewater. The fragrant liquid — created through the steam distillation of rose petals — has several beauty benefits that make it suitable for all skin types and conditions, according to Dr. Tabasum Mir, a skin care physician in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery. Often found in facial sprays, toners, moisturizers, makeup removers and masks, rosewater has ancient homeopathic roots dating as far back to ancient Egypt.More

Ask Smithsonian: How does skin heal?
Skin serves many purposes. It protects our internal workings, it can reflect our mood and our health, and it provides an exterior protective wrapping. When skin is damaged, the repair process is not just a biological curiosity, it can be a matter of life and death.More

4 tips on doing more with less in the workplace
By Betty Boyd
In the era of tighter budgets and fewer employees, leaders must make difficult — and often creative — decisions to get the job done. These decisions matter, and they will affect each member of the organization differently. The recent economic downturn, underemployment and other indicators have made it imperative that the workplace environment must change. Here are four areas that can be addressed when working with less.More

Innovation skills, attitudes and behaviors can be taught
Dr. Min Basadur
No one is surprised that we need training to learn business principles, but the idea that we have to learn creative problem-solving somehow seems to startle people. Innovation, or creativity, is widely viewed as almost an innate or instinctive trait. The truth, however, is that creative thinking is actually a readily-taught set of skills, attitudes and behaviors. Without training and conscious practice, those skills, attitudes and behaviors are typically underdeveloped in most people.More

6 secrets about the human brain that will make you a better marketer
Knowing how the human mind processes information and images — and putting that knowledge to use — can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Researchers in a new field of study are trying to figure out how our hard-wired preferences affect the decisions we make.More

The golden rule for marketing on each social network
Emma Fitzpatrick
Of course, there are social media marketing rules that apply across all networks, but each network truly has its own idiosyncrasies. Knowing what resonates on each social platform gives your brand power. Then, you can spend less time crafting posts and have them perform better than ever. Read on to discover the golden rule for marketing on each one of the top four social networks — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.More

Massage for low-back pain
The Cochrane Library
Low-back pain is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. It is experienced by 70 to 80 percent of adults at some time in their lives. Massage therapy has the potential to minimize pain and speed return to normal function.More

5 tips for cross-boundary collaboration in the workplace
By Betty Boyd
What is the one thing most needed in the workplace? Collaboration. It is not just collaboration within your own team, but also — often more importantly — cross-boundary collaboration across the organization.More

4 steps to implementing a workplace training program
Small Business Trends
Training is the backbone of workplace success, safety and performance, which serve as the catalyst for employee skills improvement and development. Instituting a concrete and comprehensive workplace training program will provide any company with charted results and measurable success.More

Research: 9 in 10 teachers don't use social media in the classroom
THE Journal
Nearly 9 of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the University of Phoenix. The survey also found that more teachers, 62 percent, said they are reluctant to incorporate social media in their classrooms than in 2013, when 55 percent reported such hesitation.More

Next Featured Speaker at NETT Conference

1 – 1:50 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19

Effective Teachers in the Classroom
by Karen Ortiz, esthetics instructor, East Valley Institute of Technology

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

  1. Recognize the value of non-negotiable CEs for your students.
  2. Employ "Team Player" teaching skills vs. "Lone Ranger."
  3. Locate new technology to bring into the classroom.
  4. Demonstrate the part — Be the example!

NETT Teacher Training Long Beach — Sept. 19 — Registration Now Open

National Esthetic Teacher Training
Saturday, September 19
8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Room 203A Long Beach Convention Center

Click here to for further details about member status and to register.

Upcoming training:

  • Philadelphia Convention Center - Oct. 24

  • To receive registration information, text "NCEA" to 22828.More

    Use of FDA Approved Energy-Based Devices and Therapies
    Did you know it is the position of the NCEA that:

    1. Estheticians shall be permitted to use FDA approved energy-based devices & therapies for esthetic procedures.
    2. Such use shall be within their scope of practice as defined by the regulations of individual states, where such regulations exist.
    3. Estheticians shall meet the training requirements for the use of such devices as defined by their individual licensing board or other regulatory agency.