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Chemical Exfoliation Procedures
It is the position of the NCEA that (1.) chemical exfoliation procedures should be performed by estheticians; (2.) in addition to manufacturer supplied, product specific education, estheticians shall complete a course of study equivalent to that recommended by the NCEA; and (3.) 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 module
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NETT Conference — Sept. 28
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
NCEA member cost: $125
Nonmember cost: $149
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NETT Conference — Oct. 26
Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Registration opens soon
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!
Why should you attend?
NETT will give you the edge, recharge your skills and give you the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
5 CEs approved by the Commission on Accreditation.
CE Certificate and Digital Course materials
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
For complete information on the Long Beach conference, check out the official website here.
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A happy and fit work environment
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa
Creating a healthy culture in a spa, wellness center, skin clinic or similar business should be supported by management and can begin with one staff member in any position. Workplace wellness programs have been proven to more than pay for themselves in health care cost savings and other benefits to organizations. Here are some simple, inexpensive ideas, along with first steps to take.
Industry Pulse: Do you use LED devices in your salon or spa?
Last week's survey: Does your spa operate as a green spa?
Skincare tips after threading face
Threading is an ancient hair removal method that has been in practice for centuries. Threading is an excellent way to keep your face free of unwanted facial hair. Threading can be done for almost all skin types, even if you have sensitive skin and is a better alternative when compared to options like waxing, as it does not remove a layer of skin. But sometimes after threading your face, especially if you have sensitive skin, you might end up with pimples, rashes and redness. Here are some skin care tips to be followed after threading your face.
Mechanical exfoliation vs. microneedling
There are a variety of treatments, devices and products available to cosmetic providers for skin rejuvenation. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decipher which will prove effective and which may just be the latest gimmick. Before taking on a new service or product, it is important that you conduct your research. The key to skin rejuvenation — whether it is mechanical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation, laser, light therapy or microneedling — is to maintain the health of skin structures, stimulate cellular renewal and increase the production of matrix proteins to provide a healthy appearance.
Having the opportunity to distinguish my professional abilities, both as an esthetics instructor and in my private practice, ensures students and clients that they are receiving the latest in information and the best in service. Thank you, NCEA for your effort on our behalf!
— Nondy R. Llewellyn, Bakersfield, Calif.
How common are SBA loans?
Small Business Trends
Small Business Administration guaranteed loans get a lot of attention in Washington. President Barack Obama, for instance, believes that "the SBA should be provided additional resources to assist small businesses in acquiring capital necessary to start, continue or expand operations," the Congressional Research Service reports. Many in Congress agree. All of this attention might suggest that SBA loans are a major source of small-business finance. But the data show that SBA-guaranteed loans make up a small portion of the value of small-business lending and that an even smaller fraction of U.S. businesses receive SBA loans.
Tips for the self-employed buyer
The Pueblo Chieftan
At the height of the financial crisis, those who were self-employed stood almost zero chance of having a mortgage application approved. But while many challenges remain, the situation is now slightly better for this class of borrowers. Here are a few pointers for self-employed homebuyers.
Why organizations should embrace randomness like ant colonies
Harvard Business Review
Consider the common ant. Each one is by genetic design capable of only a few simple behaviors and binary choices, making it a pretty dumb, rigid, inflexible being. Yet the collective behavior of an ant colony is adaptive, flexible and even creative; it's a highly structured social organization. Now consider your average human. Most of us are individually adaptive, flexible and very creative. Yet the organizations in which we work are often inflexible and incapable of adaptation and true innovation. Why are ant colonies so much better than the sum of their parts, while governments and companies are so often much worse?
42 creative ways to advertise your small business on a small budget
There are countless ways to advertise your small business on a small budget. As the CEO of a small business, have you ever felt daunted by the idea of establishing a name for yourself? What we lack in capital, we have to make up for in creativity, tenacity and effort. We have to hustle harder than everyone else out there. We have to be the champions of our cause — day in and day out. We have to be remarkable.
Putting your best digital face forward
Small businesses are hurting their bottom line by not building relationships with their customers online, new research shows. A study by Web.com, which offers a range of Internet services to small businesses including domain registration, website builders and online marketing, discovered that nearly 60 percent of customers are influenced to take positive actions when a small business meets their expectations for Web, social media and digital capabilities.
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4 types of low-cost content small businesses should create
Search Engine Watch
Small businesses face a big challenge: they must balance the need to market themselves with small marketing budgets. It's crucial that they get the word out about their products and services but they often have limited resources. Therefore, small businesses need ways to market themselves in ways that don't break the bank. One way small businesses can grow their brand is through content marketing through social media. When small businesses share great content in social media, they become a trusted resource and build brand recognition without having to spend too much money. So what kind of content should small businesses create?
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The 5 worst pieces of advice for small-business owners
When you're starting a business, there's no shortage of people eager to hand out advice. It seems that everyone, even someone you've just met, has an opinion on how you should be developing your product, running your marketing, handling your finances and much more. Here are the top five bits of advice that you could do without.
NCEA Certified: What does it mean?
NCEA Certified is the professional status awarded to a skin care professional that has met the competency standards as set-forth by NCEA's 1200 Hour Esthetician Job Task Analysis. It represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States and adherence to the code of ethics of the profession.
How to work with your teaching assistant: It's a double act
You have probably spent hours prepping resources, designing displays, planning activities and laminating, laminating and then laminating a bit more. But how much thought have you put into one of your most valuable resources? Your teaching assistant. Throughout teacher training, you are crammed with a lot of information on pedagogy and practice requirements but the skill of managing a TA is hardly discussed. But successful lessons and good and outstanding teachers use their support staff effectively. So how can you go about this?
Marketing yourself: Addressing schools' concerns
Carney, Sandow & Associates
When you're applying for jobs, you may find that your thought process is "me" centric — and it should be. You should be asking yourself these kinds of questions: What do I want to do next? What type of school would make me happy? Where and what environment is best suited to my needs? Once you've figured out the answers to those questions, though, start thinking from the point of view of a school. Identify the school’s needs and figure out how you fit into the solution.
COA-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION
This comprehensive discussion will provide the skin care professional with a review of Medical Esthetics. The COA has approved this activity for 3 CEs and is good through July 1st, 2015.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
Evaluate the role of the esthetician in medical esthetics and formulate a job
Describe medical esthetic procedures for cosmetic and medical indications.
Identify the state agency that protects the consumer.
Understand scope of practice and increased responsiblities in a medical setting.
Summarize the differences of working in a spa vs. a medical esthetics practice.
To view course details, click here.
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.
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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