Get World-Class CIDESCO Training at Summit Salon Academy


In most esthetician schools, the emphasis is on an entry-level education that teaches you the basics in the minimum required hours for your esthetician license. But if your passion is to excel in your field, the best way to start is through a world-class education program. At Summit Salon Academy Kansas City, our CIDESCO training program goes above and beyond the competition’s entry-level options by providing valuable credentials that are in demand in any exclusive, five-star spa.

CIDESCO is the acronym for the Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie, a Swiss-based international committee of professionals in cosmetology and esthetics that provides accreditation for exclusive training academies that provide approved, rigorous curriculum for esthetician programs. A CIDESCO diploma is recognized globally, and CIDESCO graduates are in demand at the best high-end salons and spas in the world. 

The CIDESCO committee was formed in 1946 to develop exceptional international standards for training in esthetics and cosmetology, and it took years to formulate the perfect curriculum standards that would produce the best professionals in the field. For decades, CIDESCO programs were the world standard in esthetics in Europe. 

CIDESCO standards have only recently come to the US, and Summit Salon Academy Kansas City is the second international skincare school to qualify, after an extensive preparation period that allowed us to deliver exceptional training in massage and reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures, skincare machine use, makeup application, and product ingredient knowledge. 

After completing the program with CIDESCO curriculum, you’re eligible to take the exam for the prestigious CIDESCO diploma, which demonstrates that you have completed a world-class education in esthetics that is recognized everywhere in the world. As an elite CIDESCO Diplomate, you are at the top of your field with credentials that make you a dream job applicant at any five-star spa.

CIDESCO training is more than just learning how to do facials and massages. The curriculum delivers knowledge that far exceeds licensing standards, giving you intensive training in full-body care, owning and operating body care spas, and how to work with dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and clients with persistent skin issues to deliver exceptional, world-class care. 

For people who already have an esthetician license, we also offer post-graduate courses that prepare you to take the CIDESCO diploma exam. 

If you’re ready to get started on your career with a world-class education in esthetics, contact Summit Salon Academy Kansas City today. Our esthetics education professionals will answer your questions and help you decide on a program that’s right for you. Visit us at 815 West 23rd St in Independence, MO, or call (816) 252-4247 for admissions information. You can also message us online to learn more about our exciting CIDESCO esthetician program.