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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About CIDESCO

The Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (International Committee of Aesthetics and Cosmetology), more commonly referred to as CIDESCO, is the world's most prestigious spa and beauty certification authority. Its mission is to create and defend high standards for beauty and spa therapy worldwide, advocate for esthetics, build a network of professionals, and create training locations that qualify students for earning CIDESCO diplomas. A committee of internationally recognized experts develops coursework for training centers. 



CIDESCO is the world’s major international beauty therapy association. The organization was founded in 1946 with its head office in Zurich, Switzerland to promote aesthetics on an international basis. Since 1957, the CIDESCO qualification has set standards that have been initiated over the five continents of the globe uniting members on a national and international level. Today CIDESCO is represented in over 33 countries to promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information by organizing yearly international congresses held all over the world. The CIDESCO diploma is being recognized as the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Esthetics and Beauty Therapy. It is the passport to jobs in Esthetics and Beauty Therapy all over the world. It is also a brand to confirm your Esthetics and Skin Care profession.


Why Should I Earn a CIDESCO Diploma or Certificate?

A CIDESCO diploma is the highest qualification in the esthetics industry, known by employers throughout the world. A CIDESCO graduate student is known to employers to be exceptionally prepared for any type of spa or beauty opportunity available. Whether it is facial treatments or body treatments, the CIDESCO program prepares students to work hands on, providing any number of services, from skin assessments and eyebrow tinting to massage and waxing. With a CIDESCO education, you will be at the highest level of learning, and able to compete with global standards and expectations.

Do you want to travel the world on a cruise ship? CIDESCO standards will be recognized and greatly benefit as you head into international waters. Many International doctors and spas are aware of the benefits and high standards that being a CIDESCO Diplomat represents. They are more apt to hire someone with a CIDESCO Diploma because they know that they will be getting an employee with the best training available. Want to stay closer to home? Many Manufacturers and Cosmetic companies recognize the standard of CIDESCO and are searching for well qualified employees. In this competitive environment, where wellness, beauty, and health are all interconnected, you must stay ahead of the game! Employers are looking for therapists that are multi-licensed and have a broad, extensive education. With CIDESCO you will have that and much more!


CIDESCO Diploma In Beauty Therapy

CIDESCO Beauty Therapy students at the Esthetic Institute must complete the following programs to qualify to sit for the CIDESCO exam:

This will allow our candidates to not only covet the International Diploma but also get 3 State licenses in VA as an Esthetician, Master Esthetician and a Nail Technician. Once the hours have been completed, the student will then prepare and sit for a CIDESCO International examination.

320 Hour Post Graduate Program

Haut Institute, is the first and only Esthetics and Massage School in Belton Texas with full CIDESCO Accreditation which entitles us to offer students the opportunity of sitting for the CIDESCO International examination.

To become a CIDESCO diplomat, you must be a licensed esthetician and have working experience for the past 2 years. The CIDESCO examination consists of a full day practical and a written examination. You also will be required to do a case study on any topic relating to the beauty industry.

We are the only school that offers two programs to help you prepare for this intensive examination and obtain your diploma! For both programs, not only will you receive state of the art education, we will also provide you with all learning materials, products, and equipment needed.

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