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SEP 2018

DAYSPA is the business resource for spa & wellness professionals! Each issue covers the latest in skin care, spa treatments, wellness services and management strategies.

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[ 50 ] • # dayspamagazine • september 2018 © GETTY IMAGES Master C lass Top continuing education courses that will kick spa pros' ca reers into high gear. by Jillian Gordon hether you're learning to perform a cutting-edge service or fi ne-tuning the skills you already have, continuing education (CE) can help you stay competitive. "Lifelong learning is essential in the beauty and wellness industry," notes Jesse Cormier, senior director for the Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP). "There's always something new being introduced, from massage modalities to skincare ingredients, and today's consumers are savvy about the latest treatments—so if professionals don't keep up with trends, their clients will eventually fi nd another spa that does." But with so many CE courses available—and so many skills potentially required of spa pros—it can be tough to decide which ones warrant your time and money. Should you get certifi ed in something that could wind up being a fl eeting fad? Do you really need to become more profi cient in a particular area, or are you already at the top of your game? To help you navigate these continuing education conundrums, we spoke with industry leaders who have their fi ngers on the pulse of what spa-goers are seeking most.

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