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CIDESCO USA hosted five (5) successful advanced skill education classes at the recent International Salon and Spa Exposition in Long Beach.  Observations of the entire CIDESCO USA education and administrative teams were that skin care and spa professionals are keenly interested in advanced education to extend their skill sets.  Noticeably popular was "The Lash Boot Camp" led by Karen Hodges.  CIDESCO USA leaders are seeing great interest from professionals in not only perfecting their lash techniques, but also in understanding the delicate legal and regulatory issues involved in tinting the hair of the face.  Look to CIDESCO USA for additional seminars and classes throughout the country on this very special and popular topic.  Much more to come!

CIDESCO USA Chairperson Lydia Sarfati further accentuated CIDESCO USA’s goal of providing advanced training that provides a wider skill tool set in her session “Utilizing the Fitzpatrick Scale to Develop Customized Facials”.  Overwhelming response from the attendees at these sessions in 2018 demonstrated widespread interest in not only personalizing treatments, but also in how CIDESCO can further develop enhanced skills.  Sarfati clarified that not only are many CIDESCO USA advanced sessions providing credit hours toward the Beauty Therapy  Examination Review, but also are focused solely on skill set development.  She further commented on the educational and experience level of those in attendance were at an all time high.

Rounding out the skill development sessions in Long Beach were Elaine Sterling’s in depth review of “The Latest in Cosmetic Exfoliation Treatments” and Susanne Schmaling’s “Mastering the Electric Equipment in Your Cabin”.   These two key CIDESCO USA sessions, offered in most of our advanced skill curricula, remain very popular, while being the ideal tool for the organization to highlight regulatory and safety issues of chemical and electric treatments, as well as the reason to use these key tools to the spa pros’ client advantage.

CIDESCO USA will be making long-awaited announcements in the coming weeks that will increase awareness of the necessity of the CIDESCO Diploma qualification, opportunities in digital and online learning as well as a consistent information stream of where to take both Beauty Therapy Review Preparations and the exam itself.

Paul Dykstra, CEO of CIDESCO USA and its parent Cosmetologists Chicago commented, “How exciting it is for CIDESCO USA to be ready to launch the banner benefit of CIDESCO, The Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Diploma, at the moment when we see skin care and spa professionals more than ever interested in growing their careers through enhanced skill training!  The CIDESCO Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Diploma is the unrivaled mark and standard bearer of real skill and knowledge.  It is time, for estheticians throughout the country to make their plans to add this amazing credential."


April 28 - 30, 2018
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference CHICAGO

McCormick Place North, Chicago

This show is co-located with:




CIDESCO USA Excitedly Announces A New Dynamic Partnership
with Skin Inc.’s
Face & Body® Conferences

CIDESCO USA will present a series of advanced educational workshops at Face & Body Northern California in San Jose, August 2018! 

         AT               IN 2018

August 26-28, 2018 – McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, California 

The CIDESCO workshops require a separate registration fee. Workshop information coming soon.




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You can earn the Highest Honor in the World of Esthetics – 

The CIDESCO Diploma   

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You have to join our annual AAE membership before you become a CIDESCO Diplomate. 
#1 Benefit is you get to go to America's Beauty Show AND IECSC Chicago for FREE! That's right! This year we are co-located with IECSC Chicago!

What is CIDESCO?

  • The worldwide body promoting Beauty Therapy (esthetics and cosmetology)
    The standards setters for Esthetics
  • The organizers of qualifying examinations leading to the granting of the renowned CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  • The supporters of CIDESCO members’ professional activities
  • The accrediting body for Salons, Spas and Schools that meet CIDESCO standards
  • The international organization controlling and protecting the worldwide uniform use of the prestigious CIDESCO Logo and Trademar  

What does CIDESCO offer me?

  • The chance to prove that your esthetics knowledge and skills place you with the finest estheticians in the world
  • The chance to announce that you are one of the best of the best – A CIDESCO Diplomate -- recognized internationally as the highest honor in the esthetics industry
  • The right to display the prestigious CIDESCO logo on all your personal marketing materials
  • The chance to achieve worldwide accreditation of your salon or spa as a CIDESCO Certified Beauty Salon or Spa
  • The chance to attend world congresses and exhibitions, which bring together internationally distinguished speakers, manufacturers and suppliers to showcase new developments in equipment, cosmetic products and techniques
  • The chance to participate in platforms for members to meet colleagues to exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise, to make new contacts and to renew friendships
  • The chance to be at the forefront in the exchange of professional information and experiences



The CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma is the only Beauty Therapy Diploma course available that teaches Candidates a holistic approach to Beauty Therapy. A CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma holder has been taught all aspects of esthetics -- focusing on practical skills and therapy. Candidates complete practical and therapy training before receiving their Diploma ensuring that their knowledge and experience is world class.


The CIDESCO Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Diploma is available for those Beauty Therapists who have been working in the industry for at least 3 years. CIDESCO recognizes their prior learning experience and will assess the extent of their knowledge. A structured review training program will cover those aspects of the Beauty Therapy industry in which further education is required. CIDESCO will guide the Graduates to obtain their prestigious CIDESCO Diploma.




Javits Convention Center –
New York City

March 4-8, 2018


August 26-28, 2018 – McEnery Convention Center – San Jose, California 

The CIDESCO workshops require a separate registration fee. 
Workshop information coming soon.



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September 24-25, 2017
IESCS Florida
Broward County Convention Center – Fort Lauderdale


September 24-25, 2017
IESCS Florida
Broward County Convention Center – Fort Lauderdale


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