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Working Together to
Make a Difference
resolutions for 2013? Exercise
daily? Follow a budget? Get involved and volunteer? Perhaps the last one might be the only one
that survived—and one out of three isn’t bad—
especially when there are “opportunities to make
An energy of involvement was in the air spring
2009 when the Associated Skin Care Professionals
(ASCP) assembled approximately 20 school owners/managers nationally representing esthetics/
aesthetics programs. The weekend forum conducted SWOT Analysis (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, threats) for skin care educators and
professionals while recognizing the contributions
of inﬂuencers (NCEA, AACS, CIDESCO, ITEC). We
created a vision statement that included a commitment to further recognize, support and grow
esthetics education and the skin care industry.
The group decided it was time for skin care to have
a school association. Rather than create a new
association, the ASCP Skin Care Schools Council
voted to align with AACS.
In 2013, we see how the alignment with AACS
has supported the council’s mission to realize these
I. Provide skin care education tracks
II. Provide business opportunities
III. Attract associate members/
IV. Attract potential employers
V. Further the voice of the skin care education
ASCP’s ﬁ rst efforts to engage more skin care professionals as part of the new AACS track attracted a
small group of supporters. However, in the last seven
years, ASCP has more than doubled its membership.
The Skin Care Schools Council’s goal is to mirror that
growth in school and associate member participation
and representation. As AACS continues to address
the needs of its members, the Board recently voted
on changing the name of CEA from Cosmetology
Educators of America to Career Educators Alliance.
This change encourages the participation of more
diverse industry professionals.
There is a growing need for resources. Remember
those opportunities to make a difference? The following are some ways you can get involved!
• Skin Care Council: Monthly calls to discuss
and plan for skin care events afﬁ liated with the
AACS Spring Conference, CEA and the Annual
Meeting, strategic planning and communication.
• Event Presenters: Panel participation, sharing
expertise and technical knowledge, teaching
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teachers, the business of skin care programs in
schools and best practices.
• Writing articles about skin care and skin-care
council related topics.
• Reaching prospective members including (skin
care) school owners and manufacturers of skin
care products, equipment, supplies and student
kits and school and associate members.
• Bring school and spa/salon sectors closer
together for mutual beneﬁt.
• Advocate: regulatory (State & Federal) impact on
AACS and ASCP each support the council.
However, the viability depends on participation and
action. The Skin Care Council has great potential!
I am reminded of the Peanuts cartoon where Linus
reminds Charlie Brown, “There is no heavier burden
than a great potential.” Great potential without action
is just great potential.
The success of our skin care school programs and
AACS/ASCP Skin Care Schools Council is mutually
dependent—it is a relationship; like Yin and Yang—
one cannot ﬂourish without the other. The quality of
that relationship is all about the people, fun, energy,
fun, ideas, fun, commitment, fun, time, fun and willingness to contribute. So there is a theme, to our 2013
resolution—join the Skin Care Council; work
together to make a difference with enthusiastic, committed, talented and giving people! It’s
contagiously fun and makes a difference.
For more information about the council, please
contact Jesse Cormier at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 800-789-0411, ext. 616.
Jesse Cormier is executive director of ASCP. She was
involved in early research for the skin care initiative
that became Associated Skin Care Professionals.
She worked in the company’s education services
department, visiting massage and skin care schools
across the country while helping shape ASCP.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA CO-Chairs
The workings of Washington
Unite to Build a Community
The Ultimate Software Review
A Student's Perspective
The Professional Nail Industry & Schools
Step by Step
Challenging the Status Quo
And then there’s compliance
Forward to the Future
Listserve Q & A
Beauty School Budgeting
Skin Care Council
The Digital Classroom
Outside the Beauty Box
Getting Outside the Box
Beauty changes lives
A Profound Impact
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Financial Aid Servicers
New School Members
Upcoming 2013-14 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 2