At America’s Beauty Show, held in Chicago on Sunday, March 26, 2017, Cosmetologists Chicago launched CIDESCO Section USA. CIDESCO (Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie) is the world’s major international beauty therapy association for more than 70 years, with its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. CIDESCO offers a portfolio of internationally renowned training programs, standards and qualifications in areas such as beauty and spa therapy management and aromatherapy to help produce graduates with the highest skill-set.
Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago, says the organization continues to strive to elevate the stature of salon professionals and plans to help CIDESCO Section USA become a true status symbol of excellence. Its first course of action will be to provide certification to American salons and spas that meet CIDESCO’s stringent requirements for consumer safety, create an online learning curriculum for licensed estheticians to further develop their education, and develop and expand an affiliate program for manufacturers that support CIDESCO and the organization’s goals.
CIDESCO Section USA will be offering educational tracks at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas in June.