Gerson Award

NCEA Gerson Award for Esthetic Teachers

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 Esthetic Teachers”

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.
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.”

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 November 30th, 2017. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.


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