Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2012
April 9, 2012 - -
In 1970, Joel Gerson began teaching esthetic skin care and facial treatments in New York City. He soon discovered the lack of educational materials available for the training of estheticians. He was unable to find a practical "how to" textbook, or a comprehensive course outline, that was both easy to understand, and thorough in its contents.
So, in 1977 he decided to write the textbook that would provide the curriculum materials, including "step-by-step" illustrations needed by teachers and students. The most important undertaking of his professional career, was writing the "Standard Textbook for Professional Estheticians", published by Milady. Creation of this textbook also paved the way for state regulatory boards and regulation of estheticians through licensure, and subsequently, development of the NCEA Certified credential.
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In the 1999 revised edition, NCEA's executive director, Susanne Warfield became the first co-author of two chapters: "Sterilization, Disinfection and Safety in the Salon," and "Estheticians Working with Physicians." Since then, many other contributors have played an important role in updating this textbook, known today as the "Standard Esthetics Fundamentals."
In honor of Mr. Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to announce the creation of the "Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education"
Applicants must be currently employed as an Esthetics Teacher and demonstrate excellence in providing esthetic education. All applications must be received no later than August 31st, 2012. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.
The winner will be chosen by a NCEA Committee and awarded at the National Esthetic Teacher Training (NETT) being held Pre-Congress of the International Congress of Esthetics & Spa in Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, October 27th, 2012 by Mr. Joel Gerson himself.
The winner will be awarded the latest Apple iPad and iTunes card: Total Value $600, sponsored by Associated Skin Care Professionals. Additional prizes, including complimentary registration for future NETT conferences, and press recognition of school will be provided in industry trade magazines.
The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.
Gerson Award Sponsor - Associated Skin Care Professionals
Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP) is the nation's largest professional membership association for skin care professionals.
National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
Susanne S. Warfield