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This is a course of study in the practice and theories of Esthetics and Manicuring. We are dedicated to professional excellence in the field of Esthetics through our CIDESCO Accreditation, and we emphasize and support teaching excellence and growth of the industry through professional performance. The content of the course is taught over a period of ten months, approximately 40 weeks.  Classes are held Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course is a full time program for a minimum of 1200 clock hours (Minimum Required by CIDESCO). This program is unique because, in order to meet the high standards set forth by CIDESCO, students will complete all occupational requirements for Manicuring and Esthetics Licenses in the state of Missouri.



Merrell University is now a qualified Comite International Desthetique Et De Cosmetologie (CIDESCO) International School and is one of six located in the United States and one of just over two hundred in the world.  CIDESCO is the world’s major international beauty therapy association. It was founded in 1946 with its head office located in Zurich, Switzerland. CIDESCO is represented in over 33 countries and a CIDESCO diploma is the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of esthetics and beauty therapy.

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Jefferson City Campus - Cosmetology Division • 1753 Woodclift Dr. • Jefferson City, MO 65109 • (573) 635-4433 Jefferson City Campus - Esthetics Division • 1101 Southwest Blvd. • Jefferson City, MO 65109 • (573) 635-5780 Moberly Campus - Cosmetology • 401 W. Reed Street • Moberly, MO 65270 • (660) 263-9600

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