[Diane Arce, Lydia Sarfati, Denise Provenzano; Courtesy CIDESCO]

Following Bellus Academy in San Diego, California, Pivot Point Academy in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is the latest school in the U.S. to integrate CIDESCO Skin Care and CIDESCO Body Therapy certification programs into its esthetics curriculum. The CIDESCO certificates were developed in response to the changes and needs within the global beauty and spa industry, and they appeal to the growing number of professionals who want to specialize in their areas of interest.

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With a minimum 730 hours recommended for completion, the Skin Care curriculum includes education on facials and facial electrical treatments, as well as full day, night and bridal makeup. The Body Therapy protocol includes body analysis, pre-treatments, body electric treatments and full body massage, with 565 minimum hours of education recommended.

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“With these CIDESCO Certificates, our estheticians can achieve a higher level of learning, as well as become affiliated with a worldwide peer-accreditation society,” says Pivot Point Academy owner Denise Provenzano. “We are delighted to offer the Certificate program and engage our growing esthetics community.” Adds Repêchage founder and CIDESCO USA chairwoman Lydia Sarfati: “I couldn’t be more excited that Pivot Point Academy will now incorporate a CIDESCO certification program. This is another indication of the continued growth of the education programs of CIDESCO USA.”

About CIDESCO USAThe American section of CIDESCO International is managed by the nonprofit salon/spa professional organization Cosmetologists Chicago, owner and producer of America’s Beauty Show. CIDESCO USA provides advanced educational tracks at major industry events throughout the country.

About CIDESCO InternationalThe Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) is the world’s major international beauty therapy association and the world standard for beauty and spa therapy. CIDESCO is represented by the leading schools and colleges of the world in over 40 countries across five continents which offer the internationally acclaimed CIDESCO standards and qualifications. 

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