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NCEA-sponsored Prep Class - Saturday, Feb. 28

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Pre-Congress - Miami Beach, Florida

Saturday, Feb. 28 • Room D 236
• Members - $125
• Nonmembers - $149


  • Complimentary NCEA Certified Records Verification ($175 value)
  • 2-day all inclusive admission to The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
  • Certificate of Attendance from the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa
Membership status must be current on day of event.

Additional NCEA-sponsored Prep Classes:
April 25 - Dallas
Sept. 19 - Long Beach, California
Oct. 24 - Philadelphia
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From active fitness to spiritual growth: Spas to visit in 2015
Peter Greenberg Travel Detective
If your New Year's resolution has anything to do with health and wellness, you may want to start 2015 off with a trip to a spa. We're not talking about a day spa, but a real getaway — a destination spa. There are numerous types to choose from: Active fitness, medical, pampering, spiritual and weight loss, among others. Many spas offer various specials throughout the year, especially in January, which means now is the perfect time to go.
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Why women shaving their faces is now a thing
If you're desperate to ward off wrinkles, tell your man to move over and make room at the bathroom sink. Turns out shaving your face could help skin stay youthful, according to some beauty experts. Sometimes called "dermaplaning," the process of shaving a woman's face can take place in a professional dermatologist's office or can be a do-it-yourself job.
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Physician supervision: Keeping the 'medical' in medical spas
Skin Inc.
Physician supervision is a key component to running a successful and legally compliant medical spa business. As physicians flock to medical spas in the hopes of making additional or alternative income, many overlook the fact that a certain level of supervision is still required for all medical treatment. At the end of the day, the physician is responsible for every patient and, if something goes awry, the physician's license is on the line.
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Does sending young children to spas introduce healthy habits or cause gender stereotyping?
Spa Opportunities
A number of U.S. spa chains are specifically targeting children, sparking debate over whether introducing infants as young as 3 years old to beauty treatments is instilling healthy lifestyle habits for the future or encouraging gender stereotyping and sexualization of children.
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"Becoming NCEA Certified is the best thing I could do for my career. I have been offered a teaching job just because of that!"

— Biljana Djordjevic, Los Angeles


5 tips for influential leadership
By Betty Boyd
How influential are the leaders in your organization? Do they truly work together with the workforce for the success of the organization? Influential leaders help people to grow, have inner character and work together with others for a better running organization. As leadership expert John Maxwell states, "The true measure of leadership is influence — nothing more, nothing less."
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10 ways to boost your business overall this year
Small Business Trends
From improving sales, to perfecting your operations to better leveraging social media and more — there are many ways you could boost your business overall this year. Here are 10 ways you can get started.
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Social media changes to keep in mind for 2015
By Mayur Kisani
Social media is continuously evolving and rapidly changing. For example, 2014 saw Facebook's controversial changes to its algorithm, which reduced the organic reach of business pages. As 2015 approaches, marketers need to be ready with more personalized and, of course, quality content that is also in tune with the way users will consume content. Here are some trends to keep in mind.
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Become a social selling success with these 4 tips
Business 2 Community
Are you getting all the sales you want from social media? Do you wish your followers showed more interest in your products or services? Social selling is not an exact formula for sales, but instead an end result from strong interactions with your business or brand's community. As word-of-mouth becomes the new norm online, it's important to know how to reach your prospects and customers in a way that will get their attention and meet their needs.
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The connection between seasonal allergies, food allergies, rhinosinusitis: What is the evidence?
Current Opinion in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery via PubMed
Rhinosinusitis affects an estimated 1 in 7 adults in the United States. Recent evidence has suggested several connections between the underlying disease of rhinosinusitis, seasonal allergies and food allergies.

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Nutrition 2015 tips: Expert explains how to start the year eating healthy
Beauty World News
Looking for nutritional advice? Consider these tips from Sarah Flower, courtesy of Beauty4Media. Sarah Flower is a nutritionist and author of 15 books, but she does not agree with the fad diets and quick fixes.

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Kiddie spas: They're not just for toddlers and tiaras contestants anymore
The Fashion Spot
Day spa options for kids are cropping up all over the country, offering services to pamper your little one — from banana-scented facials to full-on massage sessions.

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The question game: A playful way to teach critical thinking
In "A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas," Warren Berger suggests that there are three main questions, which help in problem solving: "Why" questions, "what if" questions and "how" questions. Regardless of the question, the question needs to be phrased openly and positively in order to achieve positive results — a closed or negative question only raises bad feelings against each other.
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Using fundamental concepts and essential questions to promote critical thinking
Faculty Focus
Traditional ways of teaching and the customary use of textbooks can hinder the development of critical thinking and meaningful learning. Instructors often resort to lecture because of its efficiency in covering content. However, student attention often wanes quickly, and students end up memorizing notes they wrote down during the lecture and developing only a superficial understanding of course material.
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    'Power Facial' is the latest in medical facial technology (Deccan Chronicle)
'Thai face-slapping' massage fad comes to Los Angeles (Spa Opportunities)
Spa employment law, part I (Skin Inc.)
Massage for preventative health, not just pampering (Examiner)
The secret to protecting your brand starts with your name (Small Business Trends)

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Skin Management Programs Using Advanced Technologies
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.

Adding private label to your practice
Presented by Cheryl Whitman

About the webinar:
Build your relationships based on trust by offering at-home skin care products — including Physician Branded Labels — create awareness of who you are and what services you offer. You are in the perfect position to take advantage of the benefits and this industry has to offer, which includes increased revenue and a stronger relationship of trust with your patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation the skin care specialist will be able to:
  1. Understanding marketing basics of your own products to increase profit margins.
  2. Increase understanding of your own products/ingredients that you use and sell.
  3. Create awareness of who you are and what other services you offer.
  4. Realize the benefits and opportunity to "go home" with 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

Learn more about becoming a member


Chemical exfoliation procedures
Did you know? … It is the position of the NCEA that
  • Chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians.
  • In addition to manufacturer supplied , product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA.
  • If estheticians wish to perform chemical exfoliation procedures, they should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.

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