Welcome to CIDESCO Canada

Founded in 1946 in Brussels with our Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy.

Our membership is open to the leading schools, colleges and beauty centres of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognised worldwide.

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Our main aims are to:

  • Establish and uphold the highest standards of Beauty and Spa therapy throughout the world.
  • Promote Aesthetics on an international basis.
  • Promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information through regular marketing activities, networking events and at our annual international Congress.
  • Create recognised training centres that lead to the CIDESCO Examination and CIDESCO Diploma.
  • Promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information through regular marketing activities, networking events and at our annual international Congress.
We are a not-for-profit organisation with our membership comprising the leading schools and colleges of the world in over 31 countries across 5 continents. This gives us enormous influence within the industry on a global basis.

Schools and Colleges

Membership is open to the world’s finest Schools and Colleges which need to follow the CIDESCO training programme and provide a training period of at least 1200 hours. Students undergo practical and theoretical examinations.

Beauty Centres

Membership is open to Beauty Centres owned by holders of the International CIDESCO Diploma which provide clients with the best possible service and conform to certain conditions. Beauty Centre members receive a metal plaque to advertise that they are ‘Beauty Centres Recommended by CIDESCO’.

Students

Students can become members of CIDESCO by gaining the CIDESCO Diploma. This is achieved by:

  • Training at an international CIDESCO School and gaining at least 600 hours of salon/spa experience.
  • For those students who have at least three years’ salon experience, they will need to take the CIDESCO Post Graduate Beauty Therapy Examination at an Accredited CIDESCO School, Section or during the annual CIDESCO World Congress.
    Become a CIDESCO member