CIDESCO Grants Admin License for Chicago Esthetics Organization

Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and American Association for Esthetics and Lydia Sarfati, chair of CIDESCO Section U.S.A.


America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago is celebrating the vote of the Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) General Assembly in granting Cosmetologists Chicago's American Association for Esthetics the license as the administrator for CIDESCO Section U.S.A. This announcement was made during the 64th annual CIDESCO World Congress in Dublin, which also marked CIDESCO's 70th anniversary. “CIDESCO provides international recognition of excellence and makes it possible for estheticians and beauty therapists to achieve credentials that are recognized in more than 40 countries,” says Lydia Sarfati, chair for the CIDESCO Section U.S.A. “Additionally CIDESCO Section U.S.A. is authorized to accredit salons and spas with the gold standard of a CIDESCO certificate. CIDESCO Section U.S.A. will provide great education to help professionals improve and excel in all facets of beauty therapy with the option to obtain the CIDESCO diplomate status. I will work closely with Cosmetologists Chicago/American Association for Esthetics to meet the goals of CIDESCO International through CIDESCO Section U.S.A.”

National sections, as well as leading schools and colleges from around the world in more than 40 countries represent CIDESCO across five continents, which offer the internationally acclaimed CIDESCO standards and qualifications. CIDESCO schools provide a portfolio of prestigious training programs, standards, and qualifications in beauty and spa therapy and management, aromatherapy, epilation, and media makeup to produce graduates and professionals of the highest level. CIDESCO Section U.S.A. will be offering educational programs during the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Florida in Fort Lauderdale in Oct. 23 to 24, 2016, The International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, CA, in January 2017, and at the premiere of the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference Chicago (IECSC) March 25 to 27, 2017, which is also co-located with America’s Beauty Show. U.S. salon and spa professionals who have earned the prestigious CIDESCO Diplomate honor are invited to update their profiles at Says Paul Dykstra, CEO of Cosmetologists Chicago and the American Association for Esthetics, “We will assist manufacturers to both understand and to embrace the CIDESCO worldwide benchmark and if they are aligned with FDA regulations, they will be eligible to apply as CIDESCO associate members.”