July 1, 2023

Advance Your Esthetics Career with a CIDESCO Diploma

Did you know that you can go above and beyond the basic requirements for your esthetician license and that it can pave the way to a career in an exclusive five-star spa? The secret is CIDESCO training, a world-class education that provides an exclusive diploma that is internationally recognized. At Summit Salon Academy KC, our CIDESCO accredited program will get you ahead of the competition.

What is CIDESCO?

CIDESCO is an acronym for the Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie, a superior education program and accreditation organization originally founded in Brussels in 1946. Now headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, CIDESCO ensures the highest standards for beauty and spa therapy. A CIDESCO diploma is recognized worldwide and represents the world standard in esthetics.

Why is a CISESCO diploma different?

Unlike other esthetics programs that teach the minimum skills required to sit for the state esthetics exam, CIDESCO training provides the highest level of training that lets employers know that you have the exceptional knowledge and skills needed to care for the most discerning clients. It’s the most prestigious qualifying certification available for estheticians.

What are the benefits of a CIDESCO diploma?

  • Worldwide recognition. Wherever you live, employers will recognize that you are an extraordinary candidate to join the team in a professional luxury spa environment.
  • Amazing career options. With a standard esthetics license, you can work in most spas, but increased demand for careers in high-end salons and spas makes these jobs competitive. With a CIDESCO diploma, you will be a top candidate for employment on a cruise ship, in a five-star spa, in a luxurious wellness retreat, in a high-end luxury resort in an exotic locale, and much more. You’ll also be an in-demand candidate for work with a leading manufacturer or cosmetics company that needs the best-qualified estheticians for product development and testing.

If I already have my esthetics license, can I still boost my career with a CIDESCO diploma?

The CIDESCO program requires both comprehensive training and at least three years of practical experience in esthetics. That means that if you are already a practicing esthetician, all you need is the right comprehensive training and you can sit for the CIDESCO exam. At Summit Salon Academy KC, we provide a continuing education course just for you so you can qualify for the exam.

What is the CIDESCO exam like?

The exam is comprehensive and has four parts: a facial exam, a body exam, a written project, and a written exam. The facial exam tests your abilities on services like cleansing, skin analysis, makeup, and more. The body exam tests your abilities on services like waxing, massage, body analysis, and more. The project is a research assignment with case histories, and the written exam covers topics like beauty science, anatomy and physiology, business studies, and more. At Summit Salon Academy KC, our CIDESCO prep course helps prepare you for all aspects of the CIDESCO exam.

The CIDESCO exam is about much more than technical ability. It’s about presenting yourself professionally, using the best hygiene practices while performing services, and interacting in a professional and friendly way with clients. Our CIDESCO prep course helps prepare you for how you will present yourself during the exam as well as the technical aspects.

Ready to get started on your esthetics career or enhance your status as a licensed esthetician? Contact our professionals at Summit Salon Academy KC and get started today! Our world-class CIDESCO education will help you get your internationally recognized CIDESCO diploma so you can work in the finest establishments. You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x303 for admissions information. You can also take our online career assessment to see if esthetics is the right field for you. Message us online to ask questions and learn more about our exciting esthetics program or CIDESCO prep course, and for more information, you can also schedule a tour of our CIDESCO-certified esthetics school.