The International Link to the World of Beauty and Spa Therapy


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.

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.

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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.

The International Link to the World of Beauty and Spa Therapy

CIDESCO Membership