CIDESCO Diploma at Marinello Schools of Beauty

The CIDESCO diploma is the world's most prestigious certificate in the skin-care industry. Marinello School of Beauty in San Francisco is the only school in the Western United States that offers this unique opportunity to advance your education.

Train to become an advanced skin-care professional with a CIDESCO diploma. You could be on your way to a successful international esthetics and beauty therapy career.

Already a licensed Esthetician? Take your beauty career to the next level!

CIDESCO Class Training

You will learn about advanced skin-care, makeup, full-body massage, manicure and pedicure techniques used in 33 countries. After graduation, you can be eligible for employment at some of the most renowned salons and spas throughout the world. The CIDESCO curriculum includes courses in the areas of:

• Anatomy and Physiology
• Aromatherapy
• Cosmetic Chemistry
• Dermatology
• Electrical Therapy
• Face and Body Massage


It isn't easy for a beauty school to get approval to teach CIDESCO classes. Only the best can be teachers for the international certification course, and only the finest facilities may host students. This high standard ensures that the CIDESCO certification remains the highest qualifying exam in the beauty industry.

The CIDESCO diploma is the highest qualification in the skin-care industry, known by employers around the world. Wherever you go and whatever position you pursue, your CIDESCO education will be an invaluable resource.

Department of Labor's O*NET

SOC Code- 39-5094.00 Skin Care Specialists, Estheticians

Why Marinello?

It isn't easy for a beauty school to get approval to offer the CIDESCO program. Only the most qualified instructors can teach this unique international program. Our instructors at Marinello are amongst the most qualified in the beauty industry. With their expert guidance, you will learn the different techniques that your examination will cover including facial techniques, body therapies and additional elective subjects. These highest of standards ensure that the CIDESCO certification is the most prestigious certificate in the beauty industry.

At Marinello, we have always been proud to offer top-notch instruction. When you are enrolled in our fully approved CIDESCO program, you will work with international quality teachers in a modern school environment. Our graduates are prepared to show proficiency with spa and electrical equipment. You will get extensive hands-on training, and you can reap the benefits of that experience.

Jump-start your career in the health and beauty industry today with our CIDESCO program!

If you are interested in advancing your career in the skin-care industry and already have at least three years of professional experience as a licensed Esthetician, you may qualify for Marinello Schools of Beauty Post-Graduate CIDESCO program.

Not all programs are available at all campus locations. For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who complete this program and other important information, please click here to download the Marinello Schools of Beauty Gainful Employment Disclosures.


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