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Register for the NCEA Business Meeting and NETT Conference
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NCEA Business Meeting Long Beach, CA
Renaissance Hotel — Friday, Sept. 7

Followed by the

NETT Conference – Saturday, Sept. 8
International Congress of Esthetics & Spa — Sunday & Monday
Long Beach Convention Center

Registration for NCEA Business Meeting* must be done through NCEA
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Registration for NETT Conference* must be done through ICES
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Registration for Long Beach Hotels (Renaissance, Courtyard or Holiday Inn)
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*Complimentary records verification of your NCEA Certified Candidate Application will be done on both Friday & Saturday when you are registered for either of these events.

 What's the Latest?

11 clear-skin secrets from sweaty professionals
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don't let breakouts put a damper on all the benefits your regular exercise routine provides. We asked skincare and fitness professionals (who sweat for a living) to give us their best tips for keeping their skin clean and clear, even with multiple sweat sessions a day. More

Survey: Glass ceiling concept is dead
Management-Issues    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new survey has found that most women believe that they face multiple barriers to advancement throughout their careers rather than just a single glass ceiling blocking their entry to the boardroom. Ernst & Young quizzed 1,000 working women in the U.K., concluding that age, a lack of role models, the impact of motherhood and qualifications and experience are the four key issues hampering women's careers. More

6 delicious foods for happy, healthy, heavenly hair
Healing Lifestyles    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Seasons change, and so does your hair. Are you looking for more ump to your do? Look no further than your kitchen. We understand that your basic shampoo can sometimes leave your hair unenthusiastic. If you want more shiny and soft strands, your refrigerator might just be the go to place. The same way that your skin is nourished from food finds, and top leading spas use ingredients found in nature and health food stores, your hair can be nourished too. More

Major slowdown in daily deals market
Caribbean Media Vision    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Online deal sites are loaded with opportunities to buy discount clothes, experiences, travel and services from both local and far away suppliers. Companies like Living Social, Groupon, Bloomsoot, and Gilt compete by marketing their services to businesses that are either struggling or have extra inventory that needs to be moved out quickly and then marketing those items to site members at highly discounted rates. After a few years of booming business, it seems that people may finally be catching on to the downside of deal sites. There is a flaw in the business model that stands to leave coupons for travel and cleaning flapping in the wind. More

 Tuesday 'Toon

 Spa Clinicals

Relaxation for depression
Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
BACKGROUND: Many members of the public have negative attitudes towards antidepressants. Psychological interventions are more acceptable but require considerable therapist training. Acceptable psychological interventions that require less training and skill are needed to ensure increased uptake of intervention. A potential intervention of this sort is relaxation techniques.

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether relaxation techniques reduce depressive symptoms and improve response/remission.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Studies were included if they were randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials of relaxation techniques (progressive muscle relaxation, relaxation imagery, autogenic training) in participants diagnosed with depression or having a high level of depression symptoms. Self-rated and clinician-rated depression scores and response/remission were the primary outcomes.

RESULTS: There were 15 trials with 11 included in the meta-analysis. Five trials showed relaxation reduced self-reported depression compared to wait-list, no treatment, or minimal treatment post intervention (SMD -0.59 (95% CI -0.94 to -0.24)). For clinician-rated depression, two trials showed a non-significant difference in the same direction (SMD -1.35 (95% CI -3.06 to 0.37)).

Nine trials showed relaxation produced less effect than psychological (mainly cognitive-behavioural) treatment on self-reported depression (SMD = 0.38 (95% CI 0.14 to 0.62)). Three trials showed no significant difference between relaxation and psychological treatment on clinician-rated depression at post intervention (SMD 0.29 (95% CI -0.18 to 0.75)).

Inconsistent effects were found when comparing relaxation training to medication and there were few data available comparing relaxation with complementary and lifestyle treatments.

CONCLUSIONS: Relaxation techniques were more effective at reducing self-rated depressive symptoms than no or minimal treatment. However, they were not as effective as psychological treatment. Data on clinician-rated depressive symptoms were less conclusive. Further research is required to investigate the possibility of relaxation being used as a first-line treatment in a stepped care approach to managing depression, especially in younger populations and populations with subthreshold or first episodes of depression.

 Business Briefs

The best companies get this right first
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
See if any of these statements resonate with you:

  • "I feel like we often get the hard things right and the easy things wrong in the areas of consistency, service, quality, or marketing."
  • "Sometimes it feels like the cobbler's kids around here. We seem to get lots of things right for our customers but make mistakes in those exact same areas in our own company."
  • "I am just concerned that we can't grow if we keep making fundamental mistakes."

    Sound familiar? If so, you're probably familiar with the urge to get "back to the basics," too.
  • More

    5 ways to reward employees when raises aren't an option
    Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Many workers are doing double duty these days because employers either can't afford to hire more staff or are reluctant to do so in this still shaky economy. That makes it increasingly important to provide incentives — or risk losing your most valued employees. While you may not be able to give every deserving employee a raise or bonus, here are five ideas for rewarding your staff in meaningful ways that don't involve cash. More

    How the 'little guy' can attract college go-getters
    Fox Small Business Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    When hiring recent college graduates, it can be difficult for small businesses to compete with large, corporate names. But many have been successful in recruiting by returning to their alma maters. From a variety of industries, many employers have returned to the same career services departments they visited during their college years to put on information sessions and set up shop at job fairs. More

     Marketing 101

    How 4 small businesses are winning on Pinterest
    Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Pinterest is starting to deliver significant results for some small businesses — even ones that aren't necessarily visually stimulating. Sure, posting pictures that people re-pin, comment on or "like" may seem innocuous. But when you realize the source of the pin remains as a hyperlink on the photo itself, the possibility of driving people to your website becomes apparent. Here's a look at four ways small businesses are using Pinterest to drive their companies forward. More

    4 blogging tips to double your site traffic
    Social Media Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Block Imaging, a 70-person company in Lansing, Mich., provides preowned and refurbished medical imaging equipment, including machines for MRI, CT, X-ray, C-Arm and mammography, to a worldwide market. Their sales growth over the past year is to a great extent directly attributed to their focus on content marketing through their blog. Four factors have contributed most to their blog's success. More

     Teaching Tips

    Experienced teachers reflect on their 1st year
    Edutopia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A recurring theme among their answers was the awareness of — and responsiveness to — the needs and interests their students. As one educator remarked, "Each moment presents us with opportunities and challenges. We succeed when we know our students as individuals, know our subjects well, and trust ourselves to respond creatively and learn from our mistakes." More

    Survey: Friendly attitudes toward cellphones, other devices in schools
    Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly 3-in-4 respondents to a new online survey about digital device use in schools were opposed to a universal ban on cellphones from school property, and more than half also favored exposing students to laptops and/or tablets by their high school years. Forty-one percent of respondents said they believed students should be allowed to have cellphones in schools, provided they turn them off in class, while 27 percent favored banning them altogether. More

     COA-Approved Continuing Education

    Hormonally induced skin conditions
    Presented by Brenda Linday    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Teach your students the latest information on hormonal fluctuations that can trigger a number of skin concerns including acne, hyper pigmentation and changes in sebum production. This comprehensive discussion will focus on when these fluctuations may occur, common presentations, and effective ingredients. We will explore treatment options that can clear multiple hormonally induced conditions that your students need to know.

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

  • Discuss hormonal changes that occur throughout life
  • Identify skin conditions often triggered or worsened by hormonal shifts
  • Describe the internal cutaneous changes that take place in response to hormonal fluctuations
  • Explore topical ingredients proven to treat hormonally induced skin conditions

    To begin the webinar, click here.

    Download the registration form right here.

    View other COA-approved CE webinars.

  •  Political Advocacy Position

    Laser & light therapy
    NCEA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is the position of the NCEA that:

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

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

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

  •  Quotable Quote

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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