Gerson Award for Esthetic Teachers

In honor of Mr. Gerson’s contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to announce the 2014 Deadline date:

All applications must be received no later than September 30th, 2014.

Download Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education Application Here (.pdf)

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.

General Information:

Applicants must be currently employed as an Esthetics Teacher and demonstrate excellence in providing esthetic education. All applications must be received no later than September 30th, 2014. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.


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