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CIDESCO International, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and active in more than 40 countries on five continents, is the world’s most respected beauty therapy association. Cosmetologists Chicago's American Association for Esthetics has been the licensed administrator for CIDESCO USA since September 2016. CIDESCO USA schools offer training programs, standards and qualifications in Beauty Therapy; graduating professionals of the highest level. Estheticians holding CIDESCO Diplomate status are welcomed globally and CIDESCO accredited salons and spas are among the world’s finest.


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CIDESCO Certificates

The CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma is the only Beauty Therapy Diploma course available that teaches Candidates a holistic approach to Beauty Therapy.


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 will guide the Graduates to obtain their prestigious CIDESCO Diploma.


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